Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Cork -n- Tacks

So I was inspired by Jessica's thumbtacks at How About Orange and by Sweet Jessie's corkboard tutorial, and decided to combine the two - with a few changes!

I still have to make the thumbtacks for Landon's corkboard, and mine, but Taylor's is done, and here is how I did it:

Embroidery Hoop Corkboard Materials Needed:
Embroidery Hoop
Fabric (my hoops were 12" so I needed 14" square/circle of fabric)
Cork (I just bought a package of 4 squares at Wal-Mart)
Utility knife
Glue Gun
Ribbon or something to hang the hoop with

Step 1: Place the inner hoop on the cork and trace around the inside.

Step 2: Cut out your circle. I didn't push all the way through, but it worked fine to score the cork and then break of the edges.

Step 3: Place the cork inside the smaller hoop and hot glue all the way around.

Step 4: Cover the cork with your fabric and add the outer ring. Pull fabric tight. Cut off excess fabric, but leave about 1 inch around the outside. Then flip over, and either staple or glue the fabric to the back of the cork.

And you're done!

Jessica at How About Orange has a great tutorial on the fabric covered button tacks here. Instead of glueing the tack to the button, I stuck the tack through one of the holes the loop left.

1 comment:

  1. I have a huge embroidery hoop that my hubby's aunt gave me. I bet that would be great to make a cork board out of it! Great project as always!


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