Mini Painted Cork Message Boards

Are you trying to get organized? How about creating a DIY Cork Message Board Station? This is super easy with a few key supplies. I also got to incorporate some vintage letter pins I've been saving. Keep reading for the tutorial on how I made these darling square cork, painted message boards.

Mini painted cork message boards. DIY message board. #jengallacher #messageboard #cork #acrylicpaint


I bought a four pack of 6" x 6" square cork pieces from my local hobby store. You'll also need four different colors of my paint (mine is from target, but any acrylic paint works great). Painter's tape allows you to tape off part of your cork. And finally if you want to add dimension to your message board, I suggested some white dimensional letters.

Mini painted cork message boards. DIY message board. #jengallacher #messageboard #cork #acrylicpaint

I wanted to add paint to each of my squares on a diagonal so I added one piece of tape that went from corner to corner on my cork. Fold the tape over to the back of the cork as you will paint the sides.

Mini painted cork message boards. DIY message board. #jengallacher #messageboard #cork #acrylicpaint


I used a foam brush to heavily coat the corner of my cork with paint. Repeat these for each color of paint. Remove the tape after the tape is slightly dry but before it's all the way dry.

Mini painted cork message boards. DIY message board. #jengallacher #messageboard #cork #acrylicpaint

Here's how my four cork boards look:

Mini painted cork message boards. DIY message board. #jengallacher #messageboard #cork #acrylicpaint

Now here's where my vintage alphabet pins came in handy. I simply pinned the letters I had collected ("hello") on one of the boards. You can often find items like this in antique stores, or on Etsy.

Mini painted cork message boards. DIY message board. #jengallacher #messageboard #cork #acrylicpaint

For the remaining letters I used some Tim Holtz letters from Ranger. I tried a few different types of glue but found that white craft glue helped them stick the best.

Mini painted cork message boards. DIY message board. #jengallacher #messageboard #cork #acrylicpaint


Here's a look at the finished message board. I used 3M removable tape to hang my boards.

Mini painted cork message boards. DIY message board. #jengallacher #messageboard #cork #acrylicpaint

Mini painted cork message boards. DIY message board. #jengallacher #messageboard #cork #acrylicpaint

Here's a closer look at the boards:

Mini painted cork message boards. DIY message board. #jengallacher #messageboard #cork #acrylicpaint


Love this idea? Want to give it a try? Be sure to pin one of the images to your favorite DIY craft board for inspiration later.

Mini painted cork message boards. DIY message board. #jengallacher #messageboard #cork #acrylicpaint

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  1. These are so fun Jen! Love the fun, fresh colors you used!

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