Create your own corkboard for pinning cards, reminders and to-do lists
This is a fabulous upcycling project! Simply collect lots of corks, find an old picture frame and back it with hardboard. Cut the corks in half or into slices with a serrated knife or a junior hacksaw and with a pot of wood glue you are ready to create your own cork pin board.
Arrange the corks within your frame to decide on the best layout before sticking. The corks make great embellishments, too. Colour them with ink pads, add patterns with permanent marker pens or even carve them to produce simple shapes for stamping with. Any cork slices for decorating are best rubbed on a piece of sandpaper first so you have a smooth surface to work with – especially important if you have carved any to stamp with.
Julie has decorated her board with stylish cork embellishments, which would be ideal to use on your smaller makes – or an accompanying gift card, perhaps?