It’s not that difficult to learn some DIY custom to-do list cork board makeover. The limit is your own imagination, and the possibilities are endless. For people with a busy schedule and who are creative, a normal looking to-do list might not be enough. You need something more, something that can brighten your day and challenge your crafting skill. And if you’re also a neat freak, a DIY custom to-do list cork board makeover can be a life saver and make you satisfied.
What we’re going to show you here is very easy to do. And everything won’t exceed $15, very affordable too. Also, you don’t have to follow the guide word by word, you can personalize it to suit you and you can make any kind of to-do list, from menu board, kids schedule and chores.
What You’ll Need:
- A cork board, the biggest one is probably $12. You can get a smaller one to reduce the cost.
- A roll of washi tape in a color/pattern of your choice.
- A hot glue gun, to make things easier.
- A measuring tape or ruler.
- Thumbtack, you can get thumbtacks with different colors.
- Alphabet stickers or wooden letters, and you can replace it with anything you want.
The DIY Part
To avoid any mistakes, you need to measure your board and decide how many rows or columns you want. If you want to make a calendar-looking to-do list than you’re going to need 7 rows. Think about this carefully before you proceed. The decision is entirely up to you but make sure that everything fits perfectly inside the note squares that you’re using.
After you’re done, it’s time to move on to the border. Use the washi tape to form the borders. It’s pretty easy to get it straight and in line with each row. If you’re not sure, you can use a ruler to help you. After you get the borders one, use thumbtack to hold the tape in place. The tape can stick but to prevent unstick over time, the thumbtacks are there to keep it in position. Repeat the same process until you can see the pattern on the board.
Add Some Decors
Now, you can add some décor. The most commons are letters of days of the week. You can write anything you want, depending on what you need. This is where the hot glue gun comes in handy. Stickers may or may not stick to a cork board, and the hot glue gun is very effective for this. A tip for you, you can stick the letters or decors on the tape instead of the cork board, so if you want to take them off, you can do so easily. And don’t use too much glue from the hot glue gun, a few dots of glue are enough and can be removed easily. Now your cork board can be reused for other to-do lists.
Putting it to Use
After that, it’s ready to go. You can hang or put the DIY custom to-do list cork board makeover anywhere you want. It’s preferable to put it somewhere that can be accessed and seen easily, like your desk or your room or even your kitchen table. For a finishing touch you can add some lighting to highlight the board, or even a candle to make it more romantic and quirkier. You can also put a clock next to it to make yourself more punctual with your schedule.
It’s not difficult is it? Now what are you waiting for? Go make your own DIY custom to-do list cork board makeover for your house.