Monday, February 21, 2011

Corkboard Wall Art

I forced myself to open a tote in my craft room.  I'm always afraid to do this because I know when I look inside, I will end up dumping things and making a mess.  Lucky for me, I found something at the top of the box, took it, and put the lid back on the tote.  Whew!  that was close.

"What did you grab?" you ask. 

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A pack of 4 6x6 cork boards.  Luckily, it was easy to come up with a project.  Cover them in fabric.  My first piece was a pair of pants.  I had to look carefully to see why I had discarded them.  No buttons missing.  No seam rips.  OH!  The grease stain.  Is that why people wear aprons when they cook?  Maybe I should make a really cute one so I'll remember to wear one.
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I also grabbed some leftover fabric I had from a sewing project that accented the pants perfectly.

I cut about 7x7 squares (I'm not a measurer).

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 I first glued my corners down.

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Then I pulled the edges tightly and glued those to the back of the corkboard (no glue was used on the front).

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Be sure to cut off any excess fabric.

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 The final step was super fun.  I nailed all four pieces to my wall and had a practical piece of simple art.

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This will most likely be relocated to my bedroom.  It matches my color scheme.  But I wanted to get it up for a photo.  At least I know that I like it.

5 comments:

Liz said...

What a simple, but clever, idea!

Rob and Marseille said...

I like the colors you chose!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

What a very unique idea! Great Blog!!

~Krista~ said...

I recently found your blog and I love it, I have awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award! Check it out at itsalwayscrafttime.blogspot.com. You definitely deserve it!!

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

I love that blue pattern! Thanks for the tutorial!