DIY // If you’re trying to find a new, cooler way to style your office wall, continue below. The Mini Hexagon Cork Boards are simple to make, they look pretty, and offer you a chance to display the stuff you love.
My walls are painted somewhat less than a month ago, and I still don’t have the courage to start hanging stuff on them. It’s like, I’d rather have them white and dull, just because I can’t make a freaking decision. What do I wanna hang, where, when, and then just do that. “But I don’t wanna rush and ruin them, they’ve just been painted, and what if I don’t like how it turned out”. God, it’s walls! People have made decision to have a baby quicker than what I’m doing here. (Both involve holes, so I figured it’s a good comparison).
Anyway, since I ain’t no Wilson Fisk and don’t “enjoy” starring at a white wall (hello Daredevil fans), and it’s not a baby, it’s just some holes in the walls, I decided to just start. I wanted to style the walls in front of my working desk with a mood board of sorts, for like ever, and the cork boards was the easiest way, since I already had all of the things needed. They’ve turned out pretty great! I can hang my (most important) to-do list, and other stuff that I find cool or inspire me at the moment. If you have a larger piece of cork, you can make even more than just 4 of these babies, and display more of the cool stuff. Since I have other plans with the rest of the cork board, and also other ideas for the walls, just the 4 work well for me.
Head on below to see what you’ll need for these and how to make them.
DIY Mini Hexagon Cork Boards.
– Hexagon Template;
– Cork Board;
– Pencil, Scissors & Eraser;
– Masking or Washi Tape;
– Martha Stewart Acrylic Craft Paint (Satin, Multi-Surface, here);
– Brush and Painting Palette;
– Hammer & Metal Pins/Nails (for each separate Cork Board) or (if you want to avoid holes in the wall) Removable Adhesive Hangers (here‘s where you can find these).
1. Start by drawing a hexagon on a piece of paper (thicker card stock paper). The sides of my hexagons are 7 cm/2.8 inches (each, of course).
2. Using the template and a pencil, drew the hexagons on the cork board. Don’t push too hard with the pencil, so that later you’ll remove it with an eraser (if you need to).
3. Cut the hexagons (this is probably the hardest part here, and it’s not even that hard). Once you’ve cut them, use the sandpaper to even out each side.
4. Use the masking/washi tape to separate the areas you wanna paint from the ones that won’t get painted.
5. Paint them in colors that you personally like. You may have to apply more than 1 coat of color, but don’t worry. If you’re using Martha Stewart Craft Paints, they’ll dry out quickly (in like an hour give or take), so this won’t take forever. Once you’ve reached the color-intensity you like, move to the next step
– You can just sprinkle different colors with your brush onto each of the boards (either on a separate area, or on the entire board), ending with like a slash of colors;
– Polka Dots will look simple and fun at the same time.
– By using a masking/washi tape, you can paint striped boards.
– They don’t even need to be hexagon-shaped. Circles, hearts, squares. Whatever makes you happy.
6. Make paper-templates of each mini board you’re planning to hang on the wall. Hang the templates with a washi tapes first, positioning them right where you want the originals to go. You can make as many changes as you like here, and find the right place for these, without damaging the wall, or ending up with something that you don’t entirely like.
7. Once you’ve marked where you want the boards to go, it’s where the nails and hammer enter. Position the nail on the hexagon board first, place it on the marked spot and then slowly punch the nail with the hammer until it makes a hole in the wall. Don’t go all through, cause you have the templates to remove first. I’m only telling you this because I forgot with one of the boards, and I had to do it all over with it. Once you’ve removed the template, nail it firmly. Do this for all of the boards.
8. Start displaying the stuff you love and get inspired by!
See, easy – peasy.
How did you style the walls in your office area? Share your stuff in comments, I’d love to hear you out!