DIY How to Make a Fabric Covered Cork Board

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Hi everyone! This is my very first blog post for my new website Artsy Momsy and my very first project for 2015! YAY!

I’ve always wanted to create fabric covered cork board because I do not want a boring cork board in my office and in my craft room. I always go for chic modern look.

DIY Fabric Covered Cork Board tools and materials

Alright, before we start this project make sure that you have all the tools and materials that you will need.

  1. 14″ x 14″ fabric of your choice. Upholstery fabric will be perfect!
  2. 12″ x 12″ canvas. This will be your framework.
  3. 12″ x 12″ Cork Sheet
  4. Staple Gun and wires
  5. Glue/ Glue Gun
  6. Pencil and Ruler

BUY YOUR FABRIC COVERED CORKBOARD DIY KIT HERE

Now that you have everything ready, let’s move on to the first step.

STEP 1: Cut the Fabric

If you are using a fabric with a pattern that demands to be used assymmetrycally, measuring your fabric before cutting it is a must. Find your center, and measure 7″ from your center to top, to bottom and to each sides. See image below:

cut your fabric 14" x 14"
OPTIONAL: Cut your fabric 1/2″ on 4 corners to make an easy fold.
Cut your asymmetric fabric
YAY! looks like I cut it perfectly 🙂

STEP 2: Glue your 12″ x 12″ Cork Sheet on the canvas.

Make sure to cut excess cork sheets on the side when the glue is dry. You want the fabric to fit perfectly on the canvas.

Glue the cork board on the canvas
TIP: If you are using rolled cork sheet, iron it first to flatten it. This will make your life easier when gluing it to the canvas.

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UPDATE: Glue gun is more effective than using liquid glue.

STEP 3: Now that you have the cork sheet on the canvas, it’s time to cover it with the fabric.

Lay your fabric up side down and put the canvas with the cork sheet over it.

Below are some photos to guide you with the stapling process:

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I used push pins to hold the fabric centered on the canvas.
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NOW grab your staple gun and start on the sides.

 

Let’s Start folding the corners. It’s like wrapping a gift 🙂

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staple fabric on canvas
And we are done 🙂

Yay! How easy is that. We now have a modern chic fabric covered cork board. If you love this and you want to have one now, you can get yours at my Etsy Shop Here.

Baby Dress for Olivia 1 – DIY Baby Dress

DIY Baby Dress
I also created a matching diaper cover :)
I also created a matching diaper cover 🙂

I am not so into creating baby dresses, but I must say I had fun creating this one for Olivia (my sister-in-law’s, sister’s baby girl). I got the pattern from Pretty Prudent’s blog – Pretty Party Dress. The blog also has a detailed instructions and photo showing the step by step process in making the dress.

Use button for the back. It's just easier for me.
Use button for the back. It’s just easier for me.

I bought the fabric from Joann’s. I only used less than a yard for the dress and the diaper cover.