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Wednesday, July 8

Cute Cork Board Makeover- Back to School

It's Craft Lightning week, and I'm sharing this Easy Cork Board Makeover for a quick and easy Back to School Project!

Cork Board Makeover
Does talking about Back to School mess up your summer vibe?  Sorry in advance if it does!  My kids go back in 4 1/2 weeks.  And, we will be out of town for a week and a half right before school starts!  That means with only 3 weeks to prepare, I'm already in school-shopping, uniform-buying, getting ready for fall mode!  

Today I'm sharing a quick and easy project that will help you get organized for the school year.  If your kids bring home tons of art projects, notes from friends, and other things that you don't want to throw away, but don't want to have piled up in your kitchen, then you'll love this Easy Cork Board Makeover.

Cork Board Makeover

You'll need:
a cork board (try thrifting for one)
wrapping paper 
Duct tape, washi tape, or other decorative tape
Stapler (not pictured)

Cork Board Makeover

Back when I first started blogging, I made this Ballard Designs-inspired pin board, which was really just a cork board covered in burlap with a decorative bow and hanger.

Cork Board Makeover
It's been collecting dust in the corner of my craft room for quite some time.  So, I finally pulled it out and removed the burlap and ribbon.

Cork Board Makeover

Once you have a nice and clean cork board, cover the cork with wrapping paper.  I just stapled the end of the roll to the edge of my cork, then used an X-acto knife to cut the paper to size, using the wood edging as a guide.

Cork Board Makeover

Staple your paper in place.

To make it extra cute, pull out your decorative tape.  I used decorative Packaging Tape from Scotch that I got at SNAP in April.  Cover your wood frame with strips of tape, simply folding the excess over the edge and securing on the back.

Hang where desired, and you've got a perfectly cute place for your kids to keep their mementos.  You could also use this idea in your command center if you have one.  I like to keep one to pin all the things that need to go back to school right away so they don't get lost.

Cork Board Makeover

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What is your favorite thing about heading Back to School?
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