Before I found out we’d be moving so soon, I set out to create a fantastic walk in closet for myself. One of the things I had envisioned was a set of pretty cork boards on the wall to hang outfit inspiration pictures on. Of course, I can’t just go and buy cork boards. I had to make my own. I used items from the dollar store and craft store clearance section.
- Dollar Store Trays and/or Picture Frame
- Spray Paint
- Hot Glue Gun
- Thumb Tacks
- Picture Hangers
I used two trays and a plastic picture frame (that Hugo broke) from the Dollar Store. I laid them out before hand to get an idea of how I wanted them to hang and picked out the colors I wanted each one to be.
I spray painted each frame a different color as well as some buttons – but I’ll get to those later.
The orange I picked out ended up being a bit too florescent for my taste so I used some craft paint I had on hand to dull it down a bit.
STEP 3: CUT CORK BOARD
1. I pressed a piece of paper into the tray to get an outline. // 2. Then I cut it out. // 3. And traced it onto the cork board. // 4. Then I cut the shape out of the cork board using scissors.
1. I used all black and white fabrics for my boards to contrast the brightness of the frames, and laid the cork board piece on top of the fabric. // 2. Then I cut the fabric around the cork board. // 3-6. I folded small sections and glued them to the back of the board with a hot glue gun until I had glued the entire piece down.
STEP 5: GLUE BOARD
I used the hot glue gun to adhere the fabric covered cork board to the front of the trays and behind the picture frame.
Then I used the hot glue gun again to adhere the picture hangers to the backs of the trays and picture frame.
I wanted to have some cute push pins to use, so I spray painted some spare buttons to match the cork board frames. Here’s what they looked like before:
And here they are all finished:
STEP 8: HANG BOARDS
I just used a few thumb tacks to hang the cork boards on the wall in my closet.
I cut pictures out of magazines and printed some of the internet to create outfit inspiration collages.
Even though I’m moving in less than two weeks (eep!) I’m still glad I got around to making these. They’re lightweight, so they’ll travel well, and I can still hang them up next to my closet at my parent’s house for inspiration through the fall and winter.