Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTION:
I want to make a corkboard to put above my desk area complete with patterned fabric covered cork. How to make?

http://www.pbteen.com/products/p4119/?pk…

^ here’s the inspiration. I don’t necessarily want the chalk board, peg board, and white board surfaces. I’m thinking of just getting a large sheet of cork that’s 36×48 inches (3×4 ft) and paste squares of 12×12 scrapbook paper on it in a pattern/style that matches the color scheme of my room. However, I just went on PB Teen to check out their version and it seems that they used fabric on their corkboard. I’d still like to use scrapbook paper because of the selection of patterns that are more suitable for designing a corkboard, but I’m open to using fabric as well… Whichever the case may be, what would be the best adhesive to use for this project? If I use spray-on glue with the paper, will it wrinkle? Will glue hold the fabric down nice and well? Please help me, haha! I’m open to any other suggestions as well. :D

If you have any experience in this department please give me some advice; even with no experience your input would be greatly appreciated!

ANSWER:
You can often find those cork bulletin boards (frame included) for a few bucks at Goodwill, etc. I bought one for .50.

If you go that route, all you need to do is lay out your paper in the desired design, and adhere the paper to the cork. I would use decoupage glue (Mod Podge) because it adheres paper permanently and the paper doesn’t wrinkle.

If you chose to use fabric (I made one of these for my daughter using fabric) you’re further ahead to (as the […]