This little DIY project has been in the pipeline for quite a while and I’ve only just got round to actually doing it. I wanted to make my own notice board, in a pretty frame with a nice background rather than just cork. That way, you don’t need to rush filling it up as it still looks nice when it’s empty.
What you’ll need:
A frame (the one I used is from IKEA)
A cutting mat
Cork (I used cork tiles)
Double Sided Sticky Tape (I used carpet tape)
Decorative paper (wrapping paper, wallpaper etc. I used a Parisian map from Paperchase – they have a huge selection in the bigger stores of different vintage maps and other graphics or prints)
Take the frame apart – discard the glass and mount, but keep the backing panel and if using a recessed frame, keep the inside framing used to hold the glass in, you’ll need this for later.
Measure the backing panel and one at a time, cut the cork to fit and stick it to the panel using the double sided tape. This will form your notice board.
Depending on the size of your frame, measure and cut your decorative paper to size. Stick a small square of double sided tape in the corners and the middle of your cork board and carefully stick your paper to it.
Put your new notice board panel into the frame and slide the inside framing in after it. Push down the retainers to fix it all into place.
Hang it on your wall and start pinning your inspirations!
I’ve already pinned more inspirations onto my notice board since I’ve hung it up and it definitely brightens up my desk space with the Parisian map. I can also daydream of the places in Paris that I’ve been… and the places that I’d still like to see. That can never be a bad thing! ;-)
What do you think to my notice board? Let me know if you decide to make your own one!