Top 10 Ways to Dress Up Your Boring Corkboard


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Needlecraft
Scraps you have on hand from previous quilting projects will work perfectly for your corkboard.
Scraps you have on hand from previous quilting projects will work perfectly for your corkboard.
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Mixing mediums can produce interesting results when you're getting crafty. One excellent way to do this is by adding the fruits of your needlecraft labors into your corkboard project.

Depending on the size of your corkboard, you may already have some abandoned or otherwise unused scraps on hand from previous quilting, knitting or crocheting projects that will work perfectly. These may be large enough to use as a border-to-border corkboard background, or at least provide a strong head start toward making a background piece that size.

If you have smaller pieces handy, you can incorporate them into a pattern, or use one to dress-up the center of your corkboard. You can mix quilt patches with hand-painted designs that mimic or complement the design of the patch.

Attaching a doily or swatch of crocheted lace is as easy as pinning it to the cork board, and since there will be plenty of holes and open spaces to work with (unlike pieces of wallpaper, for example), you won't have to worry about damaging the material as you pin.

What do you do when you have a lot of design materials you want to work with? We'll show you how to make them all work together on the next page.