Monday, 17 September 2012

Cork Board Makeover Tutorial

cork board makeover tutorial muslim blog

Here I have wrote a tutorial on how I did a makeover on an old cork board noticeboard that I had lying around unused.  I wanted to display something that looked a bit better than the plain cork and also practical and easy to use.

Requirements:

  • Cork Board Noticeboard
  • Glue or double sided tape
  • Fabric
  • Ribbon
  • Stapler/Staples or pins
  • Pins
  • Plastic Money Bags (optional)

cork board makeover tutorial muslim blog


Step 1) Cut out the correct size of fabric (measure against board).
Step 2) Add tape or glue to the board
Step 3) Attach the fabric to the board
Step 4) Measure out the ribbon and lay flat against the board to the positions you want and leave enough length to go around the back of the frame to fasten.
Step 5) You need to temporarily secure the ribbon to the front (use pins or tape) so that you can flip the board over. When laying ribbon on board I used a weave effect so that it was easy to place items on the board.
Step 6) Secure the ribbon at the back of the board either with staple gun or pins. You may need to keep flipping over to check that the ribbon hasn't moved position.
Step 7) To finish off, I then placed some plastic money bags onto the board - secured with a pin (these are great to place small items onto the board that wouldn't normally stay secured - gift cards/business cards/loose coins/buttons etc.


cork board makeover tutorial muslim blog

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14 comments:

  1. Salaamu aleikoum machallah another nice makeover, sadly I don't have a corkboard, but if I did I would def try out your idea, I really it machallah!

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    1. Waalaikum salam, thank you for your complimentary comments - much appreciated!

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  2. assalamualaikum wa rahmatulahi wa barakatu!
    masha'Allah sis!!! what a CREATIVE IDEA!!!! i love the ribbons ..i think i will have to give this a try insha'Allah!!! looks fairly easy i think >.<

    btw would love for u to share your story..please please please email me @ onechinesemuslimah@gmail.com !!!!

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  3. oh and btw please share and ask sister who want to partake in this project! May Allah grant it success Ameen!

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    1. waalaikum salam, I have shared this on my facebook page.

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  4. this s such a nice creation...really admire....

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comments.

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  5. Asalamu alaikum,

    You've done it again masha'Allah. Have you heard of a wolf speaking..

    p.s how do I get you to put my badge on your blog.

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    1. I have now put your badge on my page, I have a badge too that you can put on your page in return if thats ok.

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  6. Asalamu alaikum,

    JazakAllah khair for adding the Islam badge, may Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) reward you, Aameen. Anyone else who wishes to add feel free.

    Sorry I cannot add your badge as with many others at the moment im not adding badges, hope you understand inshAllah.

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    1. Oh no - It's OK - why are you not adding badges?

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  7. Hello! I discovered your lovely blog through Sarita's blog about life in Bologna. I love your craft ideas! I'm really starting to get into crafts- especially making greetings cards. Do you have any tips for those??

    Anyway, I'm now following you! Feel free to come visit me over at sunshineandtomatoes.blogspot.it. :)

    ciao! :)Amy

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    1. Thanks for following - will pop by your blog later inshallah.

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  8. Love old corkboards! What a great way to repurpose your board! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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