Way back in November, I purchased this window frame with the idea to make it into a bulletin board for my desk in the bedroom. The paint already matched perfectly, so I was excited I did not have to paint it. But like many projects, it got pushed to the side with the wedding planning, wedding, and school. It did not get touched again until a month ago. At that time, I made the hubs hang it up because it had been sitting in the hallway for almost 5 months now and I was tired of having it take up space on the floor. So then, it sat on the wall untouched for about a month. But not anymore, I finished the project over the weekend!
So here is the original window frame hung up, but untouched:
I bought this pack of cork board from Michaels:
It came with 4 squares of cork board and some adhesive stickers.
Next, I measured a few of the window frames.
They all seemed to be the same size, so I cut all 4 squares of cork the same size. To mark where I needed to cut, I used a Sharpie.
Then, I tried several different methods to cut the cork board from children’s scissors, craft scissors, and an Exacto knife… The Exacto knife cut the best, so I cut the cork board with that. And I just sort of eye balled cutting a straight line with the two marks I made to mark the measurements.
The cut did not go all the way through the cork board, so I bent the cork in half along the cut to completely separate the cork board.
Then, as I mentioned earlier, the pack of cork board only came with 4 squares, but I had 6 window panes to cover. So I used my scraps to make the other two pieces of cork.
The first thing I did was cut off the long skinny piece and tossed it. Then, I was left with 4 rectangles the same size. I took 2 and put them together with the 2 sides that were not cut touching each other because they were smooth and would glue together better.
Then, I used a piece of cork board that was already cut as a guide and I cut these two pieces.
Then, I glued them together with glue. I used Beacon’s Advanced Craft Glue because I had it on hand and I find it works on everything.
And just pressed the two pieces together for a few minutes until they were secure.
Then, I didn’t want the seam to show, so I used leftover fabric from the curtain and pillow projects I did in the bedroom to cover 3 pieces of cork, including the 2 ones made out of scraps. I just laid the piece of cork on the fabric and glued the edges of the fabric down on the back of the cork.
Then, I took all 6 of my pieces of cork and put the little sticker adhesive that came with the package on all four corners and stuck them each in a window pane.
And here is the finished bulletin board:
And the Budget Breakdown:
- Window Frame-$11
- Cork board package-$6.60, regulary $11 with 40% off coupon
- Fabric-$0, leftover from other projects
What do you think? I think it turned out great! I can’t wait to pin a bunch of stuff up there. Have you guys made a bulletin board lately? Or made a window frame into something else? I love the window frame trend and seeing what everyone is making them in to!