Tomorrow is my daughter’s first day of preschool! And you know what that means (besides my tears over how fast she is growing up): a new influx of paper! It sets my organizing heart aflutter to think of all the art projects she’ll bring home. In honor of this occasion, I’m sharing a cork-board I made to display her new works of art. Call me crazy, but I don’t like anything on my refrigerator– plus the stainless front is not magnetic anyway.
I found inspiration on the always fabulous Centsational Girl, along with DIY directions on how to turn an art canvas into a cork-board.
I used two canvases that I bought 6 years ago at an Aaron’s Brothers ’1 cent sale’ for a DIY art project that never came to fruition.
I bought a roll of cork to install on the back of the canvas with the help of a little glue. As soon as I took that glue out it became a family affair.
You can see in the background, my “creative” weights I scrounged up to hold the drying cork in place. If you want to pin items around the border of your cork-board, cut the cork the same size as the canvas and push the cork between the wood frame and canvas.
After the glue was dry and the cork was set in place, I covered each canvas using hot glue and leftover Ikea fabric (which fit right in with the other polka dots floating around the room).
Our daily routines (previously just taped to the wall) have found a new home! The cork-boards are a little bare, but not for long!
I liked the new cork-boards so much, I even made one for the kitchen with an old frame and a cardboard backing covered with cork.
Do you display papers in your kitchen? Or do you like a bare refrigerator? How do you display your kiddo’s art work?
Looking for more? Check out this post on how I organize children’s in-progress artwork.