Make This: Cloud Cork Board for Back to School

By Brittni • Updated on 02/15/2024

A cute cork board for back to school.

DIY // cork board cloud project

Back to school is right around the corner. So, I have a DIY for you that is back to school themed: a cute little cloud cork board to keep organized this school year.

Bonus! If you don’t have kids, you can totally still make one of these…It’s perfect for a home office or in the entryway as a landing pad area for pinning up love notes, bills, etc. 

As you can probably guess, it’s pretty easy to make, but the step by instructions are right here if you need ’em. I would love to make a giant one of these for my studio, to post lists of to-dos and inspiration.

cloud-cork-board-craft-project

Supplies for Cloud Cork Board 

  • roll of cork contact paper
  • ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape
  • acrylic Paint
  • paint Brush
  • scissors
  • marker

How to Make a Cloud Cork Board

1. Cut the cork.

Roll out your cork and freehand a cloud shape with a marker. Then, cut out the cloud with a pair of scissors.
 

2. Attach painters tape on a diagonal.

Next, add strips of ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape at a diagonal, 1-2 inches apart, across your cloud shape and press down firmly. 
 

3. Paint the exposed cork.

Using a brush, paint the exposed cork with a layer of acrylic and wait for it to dry. If the paint appears uneven in coverage, use a paper towel or rag to move the paint around in a dabbing motion.
 
Note: For deeper color, you may need more than one coat of paint. 
 

4. Remove the tape.

Once the paint is completely dry, slowly remove the tape. 
 

5. Hang on the wall.

Now it’s ready to hang on the wall, which is as easy as removing the paper from the back of the contact paper and sticking to the wall. Or you can use foam mounting strips. 
 
Use this cloud cork board for hanging photos, notes, and even homework to help keep kiddos organized throughout the school year.

DIY // cloud cork board

up-close-cloud-cork-board

Back to School DIY: How to Make a Cloud Cork Board

Back to school is right around the corner. So, I have a DIY for you that is back to school themed: a cute little cloud cork board to keep organized this school year. Bonus! If you don't have kids, you can totally still make one of these...It's perfect for a home office or in the entryway as a landing pad area for pinning up love notes, bills, etc. 
Total Time30 minutes
Keyword: back to school, diy, kid crafts, kids diy, wall organizer
Servings: 1 cork board
Author: Brittni
Cost: $15

Ingredients

  • ScotchBlue Painter's Tape
  • Roll of Cork Contact Paper
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  • Marker

Instructions

Cut the cork.

  • Roll out your cork and freehand a cloud shape with a marker. Then, cut out the cloud with a pair of scissors.

Attach painters tape on a diagonal.

  • Next, add strips of ScotchBlue Painter's Tape at a diagonal, 1-2 inches apart, across your cloud shape and press down firmly.

Paint the exposed cork.

  • Using a brush, paint the exposed cork with a layer of acrylic and wait for it to dry. If the paint appears uneven in coverage, use a paper towel or rag to move the paint around in a dabbing motion.
  • Note: For deeper color, you may need more than one coat of paint.

Remove the tape.

  • Once the paint is completely dry, slowly remove the tape.

Hang on the wall.

  • Now it's ready to hang on the wall, which is as easy as removing the paper from the back of the contact paper and sticking to the wall. Or you can use foam mounting strips.
  • Use this cloud cork board for hanging photos, notes, and even homework to help keep kiddos organized throughout the school year.
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So, what do you think? Would you make one of these for yourself or is it better reserved for the kiddos?

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27 comments | Click here to reply

Hi Peb. Thanks for reaching out and catching this issue. I updated the tutorial and you should see the instructions now, as well as links for where to find the supplies.
-Brittni

Brittni

Love the idea – I can’t seem to find the directions or links to where you bought the cloud shaped corkboard.

peb

Hey, I think your website’s buggy? I cant see any pictures and the links are broken. 🙂

Ayla

This is a great idea ! I like it !

Some cloud, some dream, and happy life !

I follow you from France 😉 !

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Hi Rita. You can use Command Strips or sticky foam to attach the cork board to the wall. Works really well!

papernstitch

Love the idea!!! Definitely doing one for myself!! I just don’t get how you hang it on the wall… No pins, no wires??

Rita

Wow! That’s really cute ♥

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Thanks for the sweet comments everyone! The clock is from West Elm, Zhenya.

papernstitch

I love your styling. Where is that awesome clock from?

zhenya

This would be super cute in my dorm!! Thanks for sharing!

virginia

this is amazing! been really into cloud shapes recently, this will be great for my studio space.

juni // hej juni

Brit, I love this styling! The horse and the elephant are like, “What? We’re just chilling underneath this awesome cloud. Don’t even worry about it.”

Chelsea C.

this is so cute idea!!!

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I’ve been crafting with clouds shapes and this is exactly
What I was looking for in a cork board!
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Ursula Rosien

Oh my goodness! These are so cute! I just love the cloud shape. It makes me want to make one with several different shapes. xx. McKenna Lou

McKenna Lou

So cute and easy! I love it! Also, you really do deserve a cookie for getting love notes and bills in the same sentence.

-Becca

Becca

That is adorable!! And I’d want one for myself, for sure!

Nicole Underwood

Aw, thanks Kel. 🙂

papernstitch

I love the stripes on this cork board, and your styling as always is impeccable!

Kelly @ Studio DIY

Thanks Emma. I’ve had that forever. Love it.

papernstitch

Love the dalahäst on the chest! 😀

Emma

Awesome Mia. Glad to hear that.

papernstitch

I would totally make one for myself. It is adorable, and it would look wonderful in my home office. 😀

Mia
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