This tutorial is really pretty simple- but I'll go ahead and show you how I decorated my cork boards to hopefully inspire you for you own design! Feel free to replicate mine if you like. I'm decorating four small pieces of cork, but you can do the same thing with one large piece, or whatever collection you have! :)
~ DIY Colored Cork Boards ~Supplies:
- Cork board
- Acrylic paint (Have you noticed I use this stuff a lot?! :D)
- Foam/sponge brush
- Masking tape
I'm using two different colors of acrylic paint, you can use as many as you want! Or you could just use one color- it's totally up to you!
I started off, by painting the first square blue.
You'll want to put a piece of scratch paper, or a paper towel down underneath the cork board so you don't get any paint on your work area.
(It's really pretty self explanatory- just brush on the paint!)
Then I did the same thing with the pink paint on the second square.
For the third and fourth squares, I painted half of the square blue, (It won't matter if you're exact or not for the first color [blue for me], you'll be able to cover up the messy edge with the second color [pink].)
Allow the paint to dry completely.
Now is where you want to get exact. Using a piece of masking tape will help a ton! Just mask off one half of the square and you won't have to worry about having a messy edge.
Now you can apply the second color of paint.
Do this with both squares. Allow to dry completely before removing the tape.
When the paint has dried, remove the tape!
Ta-da!! Now they're all done and just need to be arranged.
I used foam tape to hang them on my wall. Then they were ready for me to hang my knickknacks on!
|Other projects in picture: DIY Dry Erase Board|
I love how they look next to my desk! I just painted my room (it used to be green!), so this is the first thing I've hung on my wall yet, and I love the color it brings to my room. :)
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Do you have a cork board? What kind of things do you hang on it?