Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My Cork Board Makeover

When I first got this cork board, I had no intentions of changing a thing about it. I got it because I thought it was pretty and I was trying to de-clutter some things around the house (I have an earlier post about it). I went on a quest around town looking for some cute thumb tacks to use with it. I tried looking at four different places before I settled for some jelly purply ones. I started using them to tack up my things on the board and I was just not happy with them. James said I might need to look online for some that I would be happy with, so that's just what I did.

I looked and looked online and came across some cute homemade ones. I wish I would have kept the website to post on here because they were really cute (even cuter than what I came up with in the end). I saw some made with buttons, some made with fabric, and some made into flowers out of paper. One of the sites also showed a cork board recovered in linen and put in a frame. I thought, "Yeah, I'd like to get rid of the icky brown color of the cork board too." If you haven't guessed by now, I also decided to make my own thumb tacks as well.

I went to Hobby Lobby (I seem to be there weekly) and got some pearl shimmery fabric, that would be a little forgiving with tack holes pushed in it, some E600 glue, thumb tacks, and some buttons that caught my fancy.

I covered the cork board with the fabric and I couldn't wait to start on the thumb tacks to complete it.

The square black and silver ones are the buttons that caught my fancy at the store. I glued them to the tacks. The rest of them are made out of broken jewelry of mine that I also just glued right to the tacks.

That was my cork board makeover! I'm happy with it, I think it looks like my style.


  1. Ohhh I love it riss!! It could even be something from makeitloveit blog haha. It's very pretty.

  2. Do you really think so?! lol Thanks for commenting, Jen. I'd be happy even if you were the only one to look at my blog :) I miss you a ton! I like to dream about us making crafts together :(

  3. I do the same thing! Especially baby blankets. I've been wanting to make one so much and I thought it would be fun to do one together....hmmm