I really like the functionality of bulletin boards. I like having a designated spot to put notes, lists and photos. However, I don’t like the look of the cork. It may sound silly but it looks like a dorm room accessory to me and I just don’t love looking at it. I really wanted to find something to do with a traditional bulletin board that would make it prettier. This is what I came up with.
Okay so what you need is really simple;
A hot glue gun (and glue stick)
Cork titles-I bought mine at Michael’s and got four tiles for $3. You can use ANY size tile you want for this.
Fabric-enough to comfortably cover the tiles you are working with. If you sew, you probably have scraps large enough. This fabric was leftover from another project that I did a few years ago. It’s Amy Butler in brand and I bought it on Etsy.
Plug in your hot glue gun. You want the glue to be nice and hot when you start working with it. Cut the fabric a little larger than your tile. Here, you can see the overlap I allowed. It was about 1.5-2 inches larger on each side.
Lay a line of glue down on one edge and then put the gun down. Fold the fabric over and press it down to the cork. You want to press to make sure it holds and stays in place, but be sure not to burn yourself with the hot glue through the fabric.
I did the sides first and then wrapped the cork like a present, folding in the top corners when I glued the top and bottom pieces down. This is what it looks like when you’re done glueing.
Glue down any remaining flaps to make sure they sit flat. This is what the tile looks like from the other side. You can hang this with double sided tape or Command Brand strips. Use it anywhere you need some paper storage; the entry way, your office, the kids’ rooms or even by a phone.