Some friends sent us a piece of artwork that I treasure. I wanted to display it in a special way, so I put together a DIY cork board that works perfectly.
Making the cork board was ridiculously easy. I already had a thrifted frame that I turned into a chalkboard for my Good Enough Mudroom. I removed the chalkboard from the frame and flipped it over to add the cork on the other side.
All you need is a roll of cork (that you can find in any craft store), a frame with a back and some hot glue. LOVE a simple project.
Cut 2 pieces of cork in the same size as your frame back. I decided to use 2 layers of cork so that the push pins will sink all the way into the cork. If you have a thicker cork, you can get away with 1 layer.
Hot glue the cork to backing of your frame and then add the second layer on top of the 1st.
And that’s it! A quick and easy DIY cork board.
I love how it shows off my new piece of art. And I can easily change it out whenever I want.
Want to know the story behind the artwork?
This sweet little painting was sent to us by friends who are preparing to be missionaries in Columbia by attending language school in Costa Rico. The artist, Marvin, works as a night guard at their school. He used to be a prison guard before he was shot in the chest and spent 8 months in the hospital without pay. He took his current job at the language school and came to know the Lord there. Now, he supplements his income by selling his paintings in a local park.
I love his story and that I can have a small reminder of him in our home.