I Made This Really Cool Denum Cork Board - Directions Included

United States
March 21, 2007 9:19pm CST
I love denim and I enjoy working with it in so many projects that I do from sewing to crafts. Denim is so easy to work with, it does not stretch and it is durable. I saw this great little Cork board at a craft sale last fall. I drew a picture and looked it up online I found such an easy pattern. This is perfect for home office, teens room or even entry hall. The possiblilies are endless because Denim goes with anything. I made one of these for my kitchen and for outside the door for messages. It was so easy to make. You will need: Cork bulletin board with wood trim (you may be able to find one at a thrift store or yard sale) Old bluejean pockets and inseams from jeans Piece of new denim to fit bulletin board(I just used denim legs for this on one and I made a patchwork one for the other one.) Glue gun and glue Spray adhesive some small thumb tacks. Cut a piece of dark new denim to fit the cork front of the bulletin board. Add about 1" all the way around to allow for trimming after the fabric is in place. I did not purchase any denim, I used old jeans that I got at the thrift store. Apply spray adhesive to the back of the denim, and smooth in place on the cork. Use a utility knife to trim the edge of the fabric where it meets the wood trim . The trimmed edge will be covered, so don't worry if it's a bit ragged. Use scissors or a seam ripper to remove the back pockets from old blue jeans. Seam ripper seems to work best. Cut as many as you would like. Apply a line of hot glue along the back hem of each pocket, and hold in place on the bulletin board. Do NOt glue the pocket flat to the bulletin board; glue one side in place, then place your fingers inside the pocket and glue the other side in place so the pocket will have enough slack to hold pens and pencils. Clip fabric inseams from old jeans and use as a border along the edge of the denim, where it meets the wood trim of the bulletin board. Insert upholstery tacks along the inseam border to hold it in place and give the look of rivets Here is a link for one online at DIY http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/cr_books_boxes_boards/article/0,2025,DIY_13746_2269932,00.html
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@patgalca (13813)
• Orangeville, Ontario
22 Mar 07
You just gave me a fabulous idea! You can buy that cork in rolls and stick it anywhere, cut it down to size. We have just painted my daughter's bedroom. The walls are just too beautiful to cover up. She has brown sliding doors on her closet that just didn't match the blue hues. My husband put a coat of light blue primer on the doors. I said to leave it like that and she can decorate the doors anyway she likes (recently a full length mirror broke and my daughter used it as a very large picture frame, decorating the wooden frame with glitter and beads and putting a collage of photos in the frame). I just realized we can put that cork on the doors and any pictures she pins up there will not be permanent. And with your other idea, if she gets bored with the cork she can put any type of material she wants overtop of the cork. This is just so brilliant. Thank you for putting a light bulb over my head!!!!
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• United States
22 Mar 07
That is a wonderful idea. I purchased a roll of cork and put it on the inside of the door son my computer desk. Now I dont loose all my sticky notes that I make. LOL
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I like this! I knew there was a reason I was saving all those 'old dungarees" My parents, when I was just learning to play the violin, lined my bedroom walls with 1/2 inch thick cork (dad used a smelly thick yellow glue to adhese it) this served as sound proofing from the rest of the house.
@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
22 Mar 07
This is a really neat idea. I plan to do this, but using a piece of linen fabric instead of denim.
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• United States
22 Mar 07
That would look beautiful with linen. Good luck
• United States
22 Mar 07
What a neat craft idea. I enjoy denium too. You could really use almost any type of fabric with this. I was just think the other day that I need a bulletin/cork board to put some things up in the office. Thanks for sharing this. I am going to show it to hubby...he is the crafty one, lol.
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• United States
22 Mar 07
Good luck. It is really nice. I just love denim. It last forever
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
22 Mar 07
The addition of denim to cork will make it hold the pins longer. No more wobbling pins after a while. You sure are creative and I thank you for this. This one will be done by my kids for homeschooling. Appreciate you sharing and making it more worthwhile for me here.
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@GardenGerty (87691)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Mar 07
I really like this idea. I have gotten nice bulletin boards at thrift shops. I imagine you could also just use foam core board in a similar way. I will have to try this one sometime.
@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
28 Mar 07
Another great idea from a very crafty person. You come up with such good ideas. I can't wait to try it I have book marked the page for later.