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How to Stick Photos to a Cork Board Without Using Thumbtacks

Updated April 17, 2017

Filling a cork board with pictures of friends, family and beautiful scenes from nature can create a more cosy environment in your work or home office. The only problem is trying to attach the pictures to the cork board without having to puncture the pictures with tacks. Don't worry, though, you can attach pictures to a cork board without putting holes through them. You just need a few inexpensive supplies from the craft store.

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  1. Cut a length of foam tape as long as the binder clip is wide. Cut the strip of tape in half lengthwise so you have two skinny strips of foam tape as long as the width of the clip.

  2. Adhere the strips on the inside of both sides of the binder clip, where the clip pinches together. This creates a buffer between the pinch of the clip and your photo to prevent indentations.

  3. Open the binder clip. Slide it over the edge of the cork board if your board doesn't have a frame. Slide the photo in the clip before closing it.

  4. Or peel the backing from each half of self-adhesive fastener tape circles. Adhere one half of the pair onto the binder clip and the other half onto the cork board or its frame. Open the binder clip. Slide a picture in. Close the clip. Stick it to the other half of the fastener tape pair.

  5. Tip

    The craft store usually carries decorative bulldog clips in the scrapbooking section if you want a more decorative way to attach the photos. You also can attach the bulldog clips to the cork board by hanging them from tacks if you are only concerned about holes through the photo and not tacks in general.

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Things You'll Need

  • Bulldog clips
  • Foam tape
  • Scissors
  • Self-adhesive fastener tape circles (optional)

About the Author

Ainsley Patterson

Based in Ypsilanti, Mich., Ainsley Patterson has been a freelance writer since 2007. Her articles appear on various websites. She especially enjoys utilizing her more than 10 years of craft and sewing experience to write tutorials. Patterson is working on her bachelor's degree in liberal arts at the University of Michigan.

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