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How to Cover a Cork Board With Fabric

Updated November 21, 2016

Cork boards certainly have function, but they can also be kind of an eyesore. Though the board will often be covered with temporary notes, slips of paper, photos and other mementos and reminders, it can add a lot of charm to your wall if it has a prettier background than the usual tan cork. To add a little flair to an otherwise entirely utilitarian cork board, you can use some leftover fabric.

Cut a piece of fabric so that it is 1 ½-inches longer and wider than your cork board.

Lay down the fabric print-side-down on a flat surface.

Lay the cork board on top of the fabric.

Pull the excess length over to the back of your cork board.

Pull the fabric taut and staple the excess to the cork board. Arrange the staples a couple of inches apart around the edges and continue to pull the fabric taut to avoid wrinkles.

If desired, apply trim around the edges of your corkboard. Simply lay down the ribbon or fabric strip of your choice and attach to the board with fabric tape. Or, instead of adding a simple decorative frame to the edges, arrange your ribbon in a criss-cross pattern across the board.

Things You'll Need

  • Cork board
  • Fabric
  • Staple gun
  • Ribbon or fabric trim (optional)
  • Hot glue gun (optional)
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Liza Hollis has been writing for print and online publications since 2003. Her work has appeared on various digital properties, including USAToday.com. Hollis earned a degree in English Literature from the University of Florida.