a tisket a tasket, a weaved corkboard?! oh my!!!!
I am slowly but surely redesigning and decorating my art studio, after hours and hours of searching for the perfect idea for a much needed cork board in any craft area.... painting.... reframing, just didn't cut it for me. I ran across a beautiful pic on flickr from someone who had taken a picture of their weaved cork board in a hotel they were staying... I thought... I HAVE to had one! I love the look & color of natural cork, and the weaved version just gives my wall a different texture from the norm.
Let me know if you have any questions...
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Determine how you want your cork board to look. I wanted mine to have a diagonal look & not the typical "checkered" horizontal design, so I knew that I would need to start with long strips. I measured my board from one corner to another like so...
Then I cut the strips about 1 1/4" wide. Depending on how thick or thin you cut your strips you'll achieve your own unique look.
Glue. You have a choice of using craft glue or spray adhesive. I used both. Cover your backing evenly, and very carefully place your weaved surface onto the glue. It might go a little easier if you enlist someone to help you with this placement process. When everything is in place, use the heavy books to hold it down. Let the glue dry overnight.
With the glue is dry, your weaved surface should be securely attached to your backing. Cut sides evenly.
In this pic, I was still waiting for glue to dry. I held it down with thumbtacks while I was cutting.
With my edges trimmed, I very carefully started to place my frame securely around my weaved cork board...