- Buy the least expensive wooden frame you can find. (Or, I guess, plastic or metal would work great too.) The one I found was just wood, no glass, no paint, no backing……..making it very inexpensive.
- Fabric to cover the entire frame, and around the edges. If you decide to use a huge frame, make sure you have enough fabric to cover it. (These really can be made in any size.)
- Mod Podge and brush
- Coordinating ribbon, if desired
- Cork Board, (Mine came on a roll, was pretty thin, and didn’t cost much.)
- Hot glue gun
Now, apply the Mod Podge to the front side of the the frame and lay your fabric down, smoothing all of the bubbles and creases.
Now, Mod Podge over all of the fabric and smooth any bumpy spots with your fingers. Let the frame dry completely.
Next, measure a piece of cardboard to fit snugly into the back of the frame where a picture would set. Make sure the cardboard is bigger than the frame opening and goes to the edges of the frame, nice and snug. Then cut a piece of the cork to the same size. You might have to cut 2 pieces of the cork and double it (like I did) if your cork is thin. Hot glue the cork layers together with a minimal amount of glue and then glue the cork to the cardboard.
Now apply glue to that inner lip of the frame, making sure to keep that sticky hot mess away from the front of the frame, where you will see it after everything is put together if you’re not careful. Place the cork in place and press firmly. You are about done. You can now apply ribbon or accessories of any kind.
Now place your new Cork Board on your desk or hang it on your wall and pat yourself on the back. Not too bad, right? Enjoy.