How to Make a Personalized Buffalo Print Cork Board Using a Dollar Tre

6 materials
$5
45 Minutes
Easy

With Christmas right around the corner, I have started working on gifts for my family and friends. For my niece, I wanted to make something she could take with her to school when she starts college. What better than a personalized cork board using her favorite colors red and black.


A corkboard is a great way for her to keep important information in her eyesight. And who doesn't love a fashionable and personalized corkboard?


Corkboards have been around for a long time and I wanted a special cork board for her. So I created this cork board and personalized it with her name.

Perfect Gift Idea for a Teenage Girl!

Step 1.


  • Glue corkboard squares to the glass of the picture frame.

Step 2.


  • Cut fabric to fit the frame.

Step 3.


  • Apply spray adhesive to the back of the fabric.

Step 4.


  • Place fabric on top of the corkboard pieces and press down firmly.
  • If any areas don't stick simply raise the edge and spray again.

Step 5.


  • Apply burlap ribbon around the edge of the frame.
  • I used hot glue to do this.

Step 6.


  • Apply nautical rope around the frame.
  • I used hot glue again for this.

Step 7.


  • Apply nautical rope so the board can be hung.

Step 8.


  • Personalize the corkboard.
  • I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 and a funky font I found on Dafont.com to create this vinyl cut out.

Step 9. (Optional)


  • I used my iron set on a lower temp and applied pressure making sure I kept moving the iron and not leaving it in one spot too long.
  • Since I was using a faux leather fabric I did this so vinyl would melt into the crevices of the faux leather. It helps to give the vinyl more of a hand-painted look.

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This was a fun project and really enjoyed doing it. I think my niece will really like this for her room.


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