DIY Linen Framed Cork Boards
May 04, 2020
I'm so excited to finally put these instructions on our blog! Of all the questions I get, this is far and away the #1. How did you make your linen cork boards? It was super simple and -- though it was a bit of an investment -- it was totally worth it. I've had our boards for 5+ years now in two different homes and they're one of my favorite pieces of decor. Early on, I used them to showcase my kids' artwork near out kitchen table. Each child had their own board. As they got older, we transitioned to housing TONS of Social Print Studio square Instagram photos. They're just so cute!
Here are the materials you need:
- 24 x 36" cork boards
- Linen (or durable material of any sort), make sure its at least 24" wide
- Spray glue
- Staple gun
Simply iron your material (you want to make sure its nice and crease-less), spray the entire board in spray glue, and put the material onto the board. Using a staple gun (or you could use tacks or hot glue) staple the material in place on the back of the boards.
I framed these covered boards with Framebridge using their Mandalay frames. To do this, simply log onto their website, let them know you'd like to frame "something else" from the dropdown, select "no mat," input the size of your cork boards, and send them a note letting them know you'd like NO plexiglass. Viola! They'll send you a box, you ship off your covered boards, they'll ship back your gorgeous new pinboards! Because they're quite large, I hung mine using the hardware they provided and also used Command strips to keep them level (place one on each bottom corner).