Weekend Project: Colourful Hexagon Corkboards

Yes we know it promises to be a sunny weekend, but if you get itchy feet while lounging in the garden then this project is for you. It won't take up much time and you'll achieve beautiful, colourful cork boards for your home office without the hefty Etsy price tag. 
With a sheet of cork and Rust-Oleum paint, you can create the perfect tessellating hexagon cork board to fit your personal interior colour scheme.  And a little tip - we chose Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch spray paint (available in 42 colours) to complete this project, ensuring a flawless finish without brush marks. 

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WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
 

  • Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Spray Paint. We chose Blossom White, Candy Pink and French Lilac  
  • Sheet of cork  
  • Cutting mat
  • Pen
  • Ruler
  • Stanley knife
  • Tape
  • Paper template  
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DIRECTIONS

STEP ONE Take your template and mark out a design on the back of the cork. We used a ruler alongside our template to ensure straight lines. 
STEP TWO Place the cork on a cutting mat. Using your stanley knife, carefully cut through the cork. You may need to go over each line a few times with the stanley knife, depending on how thick your cork is.  
STEP THREE On the front of each cork hexagon, mask areas that you do not wish to paint with tape, ensuring each piece of tape if pressed down firmly.  
STEP FOUR  Holding the can approximately 30cm from the surface, spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping with each stroke. For best results, whilst spraying keep the can the same distance from the surface and keep the can in motion. 


You will see that some of the paint will absorb into the cork! Apply several light coats a few minutes apart for full coverage. 

For stockist information and more inspiration please visit www.makeityours.co.uk