I loved this idea when I saw it. Mostly because I knew my parent’s had a giant cork collection (amassed since the 70s) and ugly picture frames they were willing to part with. I also always wanted a cork board in my apartment, but every store I went to way overcharged for their boards! Disclaimer: if your parents don’t collect corks like mine have, give yourself at least a couple of months to collect enough corks! Or a few days…no judgement here.
My board is roughly 18 inches x 18 inches and I used roughly 225 corks.
- Corks and corks and corks (no synthetic ones!)
- Frame with backing intact, any size, any colour
- Glue gun – $10 at Walmart
- Glue gun sticks – a pack of 10 for $2 at Dollarama (I went through a lot!)
- Push pins (optional)
- Before glueing, map out where you want each cork to go. Some DIYers made patterns out of their corks. I just opted for simplicity and glued each cork the same way, but I still planned ahead. As you can probably see, I needed to add about half a cork to the ends. If you plan ahead you’ll have no annoying surprises!
- Once you have figured out where each will go, start glueing the corks to the frames backing, with the frame still on. Let dry, voila!
- Optional: I made cork pins by chopping off the ends of a few corks and glueing them on to push pins
Hopefully in the end you have a beautiful cork board! I take
full partial credit for your masterpiece, but I will not claim responsibility for any drunken texts or calls made while trying to collect enough corks.
How did your
drunk texting cork board turn out??