I’ve been on the lookout for a nice pinboard for my office lately, but haven’t found anything so thought I’d just make one myself. What do you think? It’s fairly easy to do yourself so I haven’t included too many step-by-step photos.
What you’ll need: Thick sheet of cork, paper or newspaper, scissors, pins, pen/pencil, knife, ruler, paint brush, bright paint.
Step 1: Draw your template out on the paper.. you can choose whatever shape you like but I went for a more rounded design. The shape I initially drew on the cork didn’t look right once I cut it out, so it evolved into more of an oval.
Step 2: Pin your design onto the cork, and draw around it with a pen. Make sure if there is a back-side to the cork, this is the side you’re drawing on.
Step 3: Unpin the paper. Use the knife to cut around the design, trying to keep it as straight as possible (I found this the hardest part) and being careful not to cut yourself!