I had a large wall in my bedroom above my desk, and I wanted to fill the space. It needed to be something pretty but functioning,
I created a fabric corkboard. Not only is it so pretty (I’ve had this fabric for years, but I never could decide what to do with it until now), but I can tack up reminders or photos.
I started with a really large cork board I found at Hobby Lobby. (I used this same board for my travel chalkboard map. Click HERE to see it!)
I spray painted the frame gold.
Next I layed out my fabric and placed the bulletin board on top. I cut around the bulletin board. Here’s an important tip for those of you who have messing cutting skills like me. I left one of the (factory cut) sides and the store cut ends alone. I only trimmed around the other two sides.
This way I had to sides that were really close to being perfectly straight. It saved me a bunch of time later on.
I added mod podge to the entire board.
Using the two straight sides I mentioned earlier, I lined them up with the frame and rubbed the fabric to get out the bubbles.
I made sure the fabric was pulled as close to the frame as possible.
Then I cut the other two sides using a razor.
And my (inexpensive) functioning artwork was complete!
SIGN UP: WEEKLY DIY DECOR IDEAS
Subscribe to receive weekly DIY decor ideas AND receive a FREE copy of my Painting Furniture eBook which includes detailed tutorials!