How To Make A Homemade Bulletin Board with A Cork Roll
In order to make a bulletin board in the comfort of your own home, you don’t need much more than a cork roll and some scissors. Instead of searching all around for the perfect bulletin board to hang all of your important memos, invitations and phone numbers, why not make it yourself? You can customize it to be the perfect size and you can feel a sense of accomplishment having made something yourself rather than buying it from a store.
In addition to cork rolls what other materials do I need?
The first thing you will need in order to make your bulletin board is a white board. The white board will act as a base to hold the rolled cork sturdy. You will also need a pair of strong scissors to be able to thoroughly cut through the cork roll. Any type of powerful adhesive will work when gluing the cork to the white board, but a spray adhesive will ensure that you get full coverage, not allowing for any peeling or bubbles.
Rolled Cork Difficulties
One of the main difficulties individuals face while working with rolled cork, is its tendency to curl upwards. If you attempt to glue the cork to the white board while it is still curling, chances are it will end up curling up instead of sticking to the board. In order to avoid this difficulty, all you have to do is spread the cork roll out on the ground and place weights or books on top of it. After a few minutes under the weights, the rolled cork will stop curling up.
Sizing the Cork board
Depending on the type of white board you are working with, you will most likely have to cut the cork down to size. Cork is commonly sold as rolled cork. You should roll out the giant sheet of cork and measure it to fit on the white board. If there is a frame on the white board, you will have to measure the cork out perfectly. However, if there is no frame, you can just glue on a large cork sheet and cut the edges off after the glue has dried.
Gluing Cork Rolls
Once you have measured and cut the cork to fit the white board perfectly, and forced it flat with weights, it is time to glue it to the white board. If you use a spray adhesive, you should make sure that the entire white board is covered in glue before laying down the cork sheet. After you lay the rolled cork onto the glue, place weights on top of it. This will ensure that the cork does not curl up at the edges or develop air bubbles.
The Final Product
Allow the cork board to dry overnight with the weights on it. Once you remove the weights, you will have a fully functional cork bulletin board for all of your important memos. In addition, you will most likely have tons of left over cork in your cork roll to make tons of other fun items. If you do a quick search on the internet for fun do-it-yourself projects using cork rolls, you will surely find a few great activities.