Pretty and practical, pin your cards and reminders on this noticeboard made from a picture frame and corks.


If you want to know how to make a noticeboard then you’re in the right place, this is really easy but looks fantastic! You can use lots of old corks if you have a collection, or else you can easily pick up a packet of new corks from arts and craft shops.

If you don’t have a large frame, and don’t want to buy one either, then you can always just make the centre cork part to hang on your wall. This noticeboard is a really nice and practical craft that won’t take long at all.

We love how modern this noticeboard looks, with its statement frame and unusual cork front you can be sure that no one else will have the same one as you.

Materials

  • Picture frame
  • Pencil
  • Old sheet
  • Spray paint
  • Wine corks
  • Craft knife and a cutting mat
  • Hot glue gun
  • Drawing pins

Instructions


1. Remove the glass from a picture frame and put the backboard back in place. Draw along the inside edge of the frame onto the board to provide a guideline, then remove it from the frame.

2. Outside, put your frame on an old sheet and spray-paint it, building up the colour with several light layers. Leave to dry well.

3. Cut wine corks in half lengthways, using a craft knife and a cutting mat, until you have enough cork to cover the marked area on the board. You may need to cut into some of your halves to fill the ends of rows.

4. Evenly space a row of cork along the top and left-hand side of the board. With a hot glue gun, stick each cork in place, row by row, along the board until the area is covered.

5. Replace the backboard and use drawing pins to tack up your notes.