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Make a DIY Corkboard Using an Old Window Frame

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? 

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

A row of old window frames of various sizes and colors.

  • 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.

DIY Instructions

  1.  If needed, remove the glass panes from your window.
  2. 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.
  3. Cut your cork to fit the panes of your window frame.
  4. Use the adhesive strips to attach the cork to the back of the window frame.
  5. Paint numbers or designs on the cork frames if desired.
  6. 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. 

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