"I am not going to spend upwards of $50 on a glorified cork board!"
That thought is what led me to create my own pretty, functional bulletin board.
I started searching all over the house and in the garage for something that could act as a base for my cork board. That's when I found two old cabinet doors. They were perfect!
Here are the rest of the materials I gathered to create my "glorified cork board."
12 x 12 Cork Tiles (4)
Old Wooden Cabinet Doors (2)
Glue Gun + Glue Sticks
Screwdriver (to remove hardware on cabinet doors)
To start, I removed the hardware from the cabinet doors.
This hardware can be saved for future projects, so I didn't the hinges away.
This is what the frames looked like after removing the hardware.
I cut the cork board to fit nicely inside of the frame of my doors. I used two 12 x 12 tiles per door, cut to fit.
I had to cut one of the 12 x 12 pieces in half.
Please note that my edges where the cork board meets the frame are not perfect. At all. You can probably do a better job of this than I did. I actually filled in a few of the spots with extra pieces of cork board.
Using a glue gun, glue your cork board to the surface of the cabinet doors.
Next, bust out that lovely Mod Podge!
Apply Mod Podge directly to the cork board, then apply your paper.
You may go over the surface of the paper with Mod Podge as well. Then, use a flat ruler or a decoupage tool to smooth out any bubbles or raised edges.
Now, your board is ready to use!