Make a DIY Corkboard Using an Old Window Frame
It’s easy and fun to turn an old window frame into a corkboard.
- Why Make a Corkboard?
- Supplies You Will Need
- DIY Instructions for Corkboard
- Where to Find Affordable Windows
Why Make a Corkboard?
Are you looking for a simple and useful DIY project to work on for your home? Try creating a DIY corkboard from an old window frame. Corkboards are great for showcasing your keepsakes, organizing important papers and documents, and more. Using affordable, recycled materials, you can easily make a unique and sustainable corkboard for your home. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions on how to make this fun DIY project.
Supplies You Will Need
- Empty Window Frame: If you don’t already have an old window frame left over from a home remodel, EcoBuilding Bargains has you covered! Our store ships nationwide and has a large selection of salvaged window frames that would be perfect for any DIY project.
- Adhesive Stickers: Some stores sell cork with adhesive on the back, but if yours does not, you will need to buy adhesive strips to attach the cork to the window frame.
- Roll or Board of Cork: Make sure to measure your window frame and purchase enough cork to fill the frame. Alternatively, if you want to be extra eco-friendly, you can use old wine corks instead of a cork roll. Check out this tutorial for a how-to.
- If needed, remove the glass panes from your window.
- Fill in the wood on your window frame. If you want to repaint your window frame, you should prime and paint it before attaching the cork.
- Cut your cork to fit the panes of your window frame.
- Use the adhesive strips to attach the cork to the back of the window frame.
- Paint numbers or designs on the cork frames if desired.
- Hang up your new corkboard and start using it as an elegant display for your items.
Giving secondhand windows, appliances, and other materials a second life is a great way to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. For more information and advice about having a more sustainable home, read this article. Shop EcoBuilding Bargains to find affordable construction materials for your next DIY project.