Faux Nail Head Trimmed Cork Board

 
ITEMS NEEDED:   
1….corkboard
2….fabric
3….thumbtacks
4….iron
5….spray adhesive
6….hot glue gun
7….rhinestones *if desired*
 
I started by ironing the fabric because no one likes creases on their fabric-covered cork board.
 
 
I sprayed the cork board with adhesive before laying the fabric on top.  I smoothed out the fabric with my hands so there weren’t any bubbles.  Notice that I left 4-5 inches of excess fabric around the edge of the cork board.
 
 
Then I started to push in the thumbtacks.  (Push it real good.)
 
 
After all 200+ thumbtacks were in place, I hot glued the excess fabric onto the back of the cork board.
 
 
The original cork board hung horizontally but after deciding to put it on a small wall, I moved the little hangy things so it could hang vertically.
 
 
That’s it!  This project cost me around $12 because I used a 40% off coupon for the fabric. 

Note:  If you plan on taking on the self-torturous task of pushing 200+ thumbtacks into a cork board I suggest spreading it out over a few days.  Your fingers will thank you.

 
Could you see my sparkly thumbtacks in the first photo?  No?  Here’s a close-up.
 
 
Regular thumbtacks are boring so I glued rhinestones onto a bunch of thumbtacks. 
Now they are fancy schmancy thumbtacks.
 
 
What do you think of my faux nail head trimmed cork board?
I found this at:   http://www.twotwentyone.net/2012/02/faux-nail-head-trimmed-cork-board/
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