Sunday, 13 July 2014

DIY Colourful Geometric Corkboards


A little while ago I shared a project idea for colourful drawing pins that would brighten up your workspace and today's post is another 'make organising more fun' idea. Instead of creating colorful pins why not change the board itself into something a bit more exciting?

By adding a fabric cover or painted design to the corkboard you can create a pretty patterned background for all of your memos and to-do lists! Its really simple to make your own with just a few supplies and today I'm going to show how to create these graphic/geometric style designs.

You will need: acrylic paints, corkboards, washi tape, a paintbrush & sponge brush, ribbon, a drawing pin

Tip! Don't have a corkboard? These round boards are actually heat-resitant cookware pads, designed to protect your kitchen surfaces against the heat of pans, however they work perfectly as mini corkboards and are easy to get hold of too!

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1. Use strips of washi tape to mask off areas on your corkboard, creating a geometric style pattern

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2. Use a sponge brush to carefully paint each section of the corkboard, making sure to try and keep within the taped off sections

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3. Once you have painted all of the sections set aside and leave to dry completely

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4. When the paint has dried peel away the washi tape to reveal your final design!

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5. To give a neater finish for hanging, carefully paint all around the edge of your corkboard using a brush and set aside to dry

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6. If you want to hang the board take a short piece of ribbon, fold into a loop and use a drawing pin to secure it in place on the back and your new corkboard is finished!

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Happy DIY-ing!
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