This project turned out to be much easier than I expected, it only took me about an hour to make. I found some inspiration for the project here on pinterest and fell in love. I felt that the simple nature of the board with small amounts of detail would be perfect. As you can see, I didn't go with the burlap look (although I would have loved to) because I had some extra fabric left over from making my milk crate storage seats. I liked the idea of having matching things that I have made around my classroom!
So back to making this cork board...
1. I bought a cork board at Mardel for 20% off so it ended up being about $8.
2. Then I took my left over fabric, spread it out on the floor, face down, and placed the cork board on top of the fabric, face down as well.
3. Then, I stapled the fabric on the back of the frame so it looked nicely covered.
4. Lastly, using the frame as my guide I pushed upholstery tacks (found at hobby lobby for about $2) one inch apart around the perimeter of the cork board.
*I ended up finding out that the upholstery tack went completely through my cork board. To keep the tacks from poking anyone, I put a dab of hot glue on the point of each tack. The glue dried, leaving a thick, rubbery coating on the tip of each tack.
Total cost for the project: About $10!
I know this was a short tutorial on how to make a cork board like this, but it is very easy modify and adjust to your liking! If you have any questions or run in to any problems, please let me know and I will be happy to answer any of your questions. Have you made any cute projects lately? I'd love to hear what you have made and add some more projects to my list!