I have seen many variations of fabric covered cork boards floating around on the internet, and mostly they are all beautiful and perfect and use gorgeous vintage fabrics.
I didn’t really care about any of that.
I just wanted something to hang on my bedroom wall that I could hang jewellery on and stick up posters. I could have used the plain board, but lets face it brown cork boards are not very pleasing on the eye. So for my cheap and cheerful solution I grabbed the only bit of colourful fabric I had lying around, a bed sheet. Why not?!
(I should add at this point that I do not own an iron! So the sheet is pretty creased but to be perfectly honest I don’t think it makes any difference in the end!)
The majority of internet examples seem to use hot glue for securing the fabric, but I hate using my glue gun at the best of times so I wasn’t going to attempt that. My cheap and cheerful solution – pins! They hold the fabric in place and make a nice little border. To secure the back side – duct tape! Not a very aesthetically pleasing solution but it’s the back so who cares!
All in all I’d say this took me no more than an hour to make and it has added a wonderful splash of colour to my bedroom wall.
Did I master the “It looks like I’ve just thrown these items together
but really it took me almost an hour to arrange them” effect?