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A simple DIY functional accessory for your craft room…

An ordinary corkboard bulletin board can easily double as a project or inspiration board for your craft room. Use it as a vision board where you can pin fabric swatches and pictures to get inspiration on your next craft, or simply use it to keep track of current projects, shopping and to-do lists.

You can quickly dress up a plain corkboard by simply covering it with fabric. Choose fabric that suits your craft room décor, and embellish your board with ribbons and borders to really show off your creativity.

You’ll need:


Fabric – enough to provide a 3- 4-inch overlap on all sides of the corkboard

Batting, optional; available at fabric stores



Hot glue gun


Staple gun


Step 1: Cut the fabric so that it is at least 1 inch bigger than your corkboard on all sides. Do this by laying the board on top of the fabric, then cutting. Iron the fabric, then place it right side down on a flat surface.

Step 2: Remove the corkboard from its frame and backing; set the backing aside. You can either toss the frame or paint it and reattach when you are finished.

Step 3: Use a hot glue gun to attach the backing to the corkboard. Let the glue dry.

Step 4: Use batting if you would like a more padded appearance and wish to completely conceal the cork underneath the fabric; you will not be able to reattach the frame with this method. Cut batting the same size as the corkboard and place it on the corkboard, then lay both down on top of the fabric.

Step 5: Pull the fabric firmly to the back of the corkboard. Place a thumb tack or a staple in the middle of the fabric on all four sides to hold it in place.

Step 6: Staple the fabric to the back of the corkboard, pulling the fabric taut as you go and placing staples about 1 inch apart.

Step 7: Trim excess fabric and batting if necessary.

There are several places you can place your finished board, depending on its size. You can place it on a barren wall, over a desk or even on an artist easel. Dress it up even further by purchasing colored pushpins that complement your fabric choice.

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What should I expect?

During the consultation, you and your Closet Factory designer will discuss goals, desires, and budget, with the aim of designing an organization system that will:

  • Turn your dream into reality
  • Keep you organized
  • Create space for everything
  • Maximize your storage
  • Create optimum visibility
  • Preserve your personal items
  • Add value to your home
  • Harmonize with your décor