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Project

Monogram Corkboard

Introduction

Resources: Homasote fiberboard is available at most home improvement stores or at homasote.com. To make the letters, we used Ragg Mopp regular font from fontfreak.com. All other products can be found at crafts supply stores.

Materials

  • Homasote fiberboard (1/2-inch piece)
  • Jigsaw
  • Sandpaper
  • Pencil
  • Cork
  • Spray-mount adhesive
  • Utility knife
  • Stain, primer, or paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Twill tape
  • Fabri-tape
  • Ring hangers

Steps

  1. Step 1

    On your computer, download and print any font or letter you want to use for your corkboard. Enlarge to desired size. Cut out letter to use as a template.

  2. Step 2

    Trace letter onto fiberboard. Use jigsaw to cut out shape. Sand edges to smooth.

  3. Step 3

    Attach a sheet of cork to the front of the precut letter using a spray-mount adhesive on both the corkboard and fiberboard letter.

  4. Step 4

    Cut out the cork into the proper shape using a utility knife.

  5. Step 5

    Add color by using either a stain or by priming and painting the cork. Let dry.

  6. Step 6

    Once letters are dry, add a matching twill tape to the edges using fabri-tape.

  7. Step 7

    Attach ring hangers to the back.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, April 2007

Reviews (8)

  • JessM08 10 Jun, 2012

    What thickness of cork is best to use?

  • kenika 1 Dec, 2010

    i can not see video part 2....

  • lawgirlcooks 11 Nov, 2010

    Part 2 Video not working...?!?

  • Mackfever 20 Jul, 2010

    This would be so cute in a kids room or an office.. Maybe even your kitchen too.

  • Gabby50 9 Jul, 2009

    Love this!!! I like the idea of magnet paint too.

  • anniequinn 14 May, 2009

    I'm planning to make one for each of my kids for next Christmas. I like the magnetic paint idea too.

  • talent 12 May, 2009

    Great idea Katjewave! Great for adults too.

  • Katjewave 23 Aug, 2008

    I loved this so much that I put a jigsaw on my birthday gift list. By painting the letter with magnetic paint I was able to make one that a small child could use (no thumbtacks necessary)