Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mini Corkboard Tutorial

Hello there!  Shellye here with a super fast, cute and easy mini corkboard...great for gift-giving and can be modified to fit any decor.

You will need:
8x8 framed canvas board 
6x6 sheet of 1/8" corkboard 
2 cup hooks
baker's twine
patterned papers and embellishments
(I used FINALLY FALL papers, owl and sticker by Bella Blvd and Patches by Amy Tangerine)
quick dry tacky glue or glue gun

1- Cut desired papers to 7.75" x 7.75" and 7"x7"; machine stitch if desired
2- Attach cork board to center of patterned paper with glue; add brads to edges if desired
3- wrap edge of cork board in baker's twine (I went around twice...see below)
4- add cup hooks to the top and thread ribbon through; tie into bow.  You may use eye hooks instead.
5- Embellish as desired.
6.  Finally, glue patterned paper to the front of the canvas with quick dry glue.

This was way too much fun!  I'm going to hang it above my craft desk and post my reminders on it :)  If giving as a gift, don't forget to include some cute push-pins.