Board Dudes Cork Canvas Tile

Cork has long been a favorite choice for bulletin board projects. This Board Dudes Cork Canvas Tile solution will be a favorite for years to come. The unique style of posting (no push pins) will make this a great choice for any age of child.

When you are hoping to have style, function, and safety all in one… this is the choice for most children and most home decor styles. Give as gifts to instill the ability to organize, schedule, have handy reminders, and much more.

A Cork Canvas Tile board will be a great solution to any organization bulletin board project for kids.

This fun board is a canvas tile system which uses 3M command tape so you can use it without damaging the materials. Great choice for children of all ages because there are no push pins to be concerned about.

Good Quality Materials
Use Tape (3M Command) to post your items on the board
Great Style for any room decor
Great choice for any age of child (no safety issues as you might have with push pins and younger children)
Great to teach children how to organize a schedule, homework, or use for a memory board of a vacation or school photos

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Take the Bored Out Cork Board

A dorm isn’t a dorm without the staple brown cork board on the wall. You post reminders of exams, pictures of your friends, phone numbers (of that hottie you just met!), and other important info on your life.

Problem is that the ugly brown cork board is a little bored. I know it doesn’t match the rest of your gorgeous room decor, so here is an easy and creative way to transform that ugly board into an artistic and functional piece of wall decor.

What You’ll Need:
*2 Sets of Cork Tiles: You can find these at Wal-mart, Target, or any office supply store. They usually come in sets of 4. You can make your cork piece as big as you want, but I usually use 8 tiles (so, 2 sets).
*Spray Paint: Use any color you want. The spray paint will be for the background color of your piece.
*Art Paint: Again, choose any colors you want. This paint will add accent colors and design on the cork tiles after they are spray painted. Skip this step if you prefer to have a plain color cork piece!
*Ribbon: Use any color/design you want. Just make sure the color of the ribbon goes well with the paint colors.
*Small paint brushes

Easy Instructions
1. Outside in an open area, lay down some newspaper so you don’t make a mess. Lay out the cork tiles on the newspaper. With the spray paint, paint each of the cork tiles in a side to side, up and down motion until the entire tile is painted. Don’t overdo it – just make sure the color of the cork doesn’t show through the spray paint. Set aside to dry.

2. Now that your cork tiles are all painted, feel free to use the other paint to add designs on top of the tiles. Draw stripes, circles, flowers, swirls, whatever design you choose! You could also paint a letter on each tile to spell out a word or your name. Let that beauty dry.

3. Now it’s time to hang your creation. Using the adhesive stickers that came with your cork tiles, place the cork tiles on the wall leaving room between each tile (big enough for the ribbon you chose). I usually put 2 rows of 4 tiles to make a rectangle, but you could also make a square of 4 tiles, an asymmetrical pattern, or whichever looks best to you.

4. Finally, tack ribbon to the wall between your tiles so it creates a border around all the rows of your tiles. You don’t have to do this step, but it adds color and makes the tiles come together as an art piece instead of just a bunch of tiles on the wall.

5. You’re done! Now add pictures, posts, and anything else you put on your normal cork board, which is not so normal anymore.

How to Design a Corkboard

Corkboards make great message centers in an office or kitchen. They can hold notes from teachers, your child’s soccer schedule and recent artwork. Cork tiles are a great and very flexible way to add a message center to your home with no restriction on size. You can fit your corkboard into the space you have available with very little cost. You can also add a lot of creativity to the project by adding paint and a frame to customize your corkboard.

  • 1

    Determine what size corkboard you would like to hang. Measure the wall. Cork tiles come in 12-inch by 12-inch squares or 24-inch by 24-inch rectangles. You can cut tiles to size if you have a specific measurement in mind.

  • 2

    Prime the cork tiles with spray primer. Apply the primer outside to avoid ruining furniture or floors. Use a back and forth motion to completely cover the tiles with primer. Allow the primer to dry.

  • 3

    Paint the tiles using acrylic paint and a foam roller. Roll on two coats of paint, allowing the first coat to dry completely before applying the second. Allow the paint to dry.

  • 4

    Hang the cork wall tiles using double-sided foam adhesive.

  • 5

    Hang a frame around the perimeter of the tiles. Most craft stores carry frame kits in varying sizes so that you can customize it to the size of your corkboard. You can also have a frame made to your specifications at any framing store. Because the corkboard will be subject to constant handling, use finish nails to tack the frame into the wall so that it will be sturdy.

  • How to Design a Corkboard

    Corkboards make great message centers in an office or kitchen. They can hold notes from teachers, your child’s soccer schedule and recent artwork. Cork tiles are a great and very flexible way to add a message center to your home with no restriction on size. You can fit your corkboard into the space you have available with very little cost. You can also add a lot of creativity to the project by adding paint and a frame to customize your corkboard.

    Step 1. Determine what size corkboard you would like to hang. Measure the wall. Cork tiles come in 12-inch by 12-inch squares or 24-inch by 24-inch rectangles. You can cut tiles to size if you have a specific measurement in mind.

    Step 2. Prime the cork tiles with spray primer. Apply the primer outside to avoid ruining furniture or floors. Use a back and forth motion to completely cover the tiles with primer. Allow the primer to dry.

    Step 3. Paint the tiles using acrylic paint and a foam roller. Roll on two coats of paint, allowing the first coat to dry completely before applying the second. Allow the paint to dry.

    Step 4. Hang the cork wall tiles using double-sided foam adhesive.

    Step 5. Hang a frame around the perimeter of the tiles. Most craft stores carry frame kits in varying sizes so that you can customize it to the size of your corkboard. You can also have a frame made to your specifications at any framing store. Because the corkboard will be subject to constant handling, use finish nails to tack the frame into the wall so that it will be sturdy.

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