So it is pretty obvious that I love burlap. When I think about it, it is actually really plain, but like any canvas , once you add a little paint it comes alive and takes on an entirely new life. That is exactly what it has done with this burlap cork board.
- Burlap Fabric
- Cork Memo Board
- Hot Glue Gun or Staple Gun
- Acrylic Paint (I used Black)
- Paint Dabbers
Step One: First, iron your burlap well. After it is well ironed, lay your burlap down and either staple or hot glue the fabric to the top of the cork board. (I chose to use a staple gun, because it is super quick.) Next, staple or glue the fabric to the bottom of the cork board. You are going to use the edges of the burlap to do this, so expect to have excess fabric hanging off the board!
Step Two: Now it is time to make some pockets! On a flat surface, lay the cork board on its back side. To make pockets, simply fold the burlap like an accordion and iron it down flat. I chose to make a deep pocket at the bottom and then a slightly more shallow pocket above it.
Step Three: Now, lay the cork board on its top side and staple or hot glue the sides down to the back side. At this point, trim away any excess fabric. You are technically finished, but I think this needed a little jazzing up!
Step Four: I decided to use some basic black acrylic paint and these beautiful floral stencils to add a decorative touch to the cork board. Simply lay your stencil down and apply the paint with a stencil dabber.
Let it dry and your burlap covered DIY cork board is complete!
Hope you have fun getting organized with this pretty burlap cork board!