Crafts & Creativity

DIY: A Colorful Cork Board (Organize by Color)

How to Make a Colorful Corkboard

If you knew me, you would know that I really try to keep things organized. I started writing a list of “things to do” in a notebook I bought especially for that, and it worked, for a week. For some reason I can’t keep myself away from little notes on random pieces of paper, if I’m in a restaurant, I write on a napkin, if I’m in the mall, I write on the back of a receipt… I always end up with three or four little pieces of paper in my bag! It’s like I can’t think if I don’t have a mess of paper around. These little pieces of paper normally end up on the cork board I have above the computer, so I can remember all the ideas I had while I was shopping for shampoo or getting the car washed, you know, those ideas that tend to be the brilliant ones, and we almost always forget.

Recently, I started feeling like all those notes were getting lost with so much mess on my cork board, I was pinning all sorts of things there, one on top of another, it was so disorganized. I knew it was time to do something about it and make it feel clean, fun and functional.


Cork board, Acrylic paint, Brushes, Tape

How to Make a Colorful Corkboard


  1. Make a design. I divided the cork board into four triangles but you try squares, hexagons or any other shape you like, I just felt that triangles were fun and easy, I love easy! Use tape to separate the shapes and paint freely.
  2. Fill the shapes with color! I used acrylic paint and a medium sized brush. I painted two layers.
  3. Let it dry for a couple of hours and start having fun!

This is how my new cork board looks now:

How to Make a Colorful Corkboard

I hope you like it!!!

5 Responses

  1. Sara Strauss says:

    Great idea!! I’ve tried writing in a planner, but I always go back to writing thoughts and lists on post-it notes! This would be perfect for all those notes I have!

  2. Victoria says:

    This is so bright and cheery, love it!

  3. Stephanie says:

    So colorful and pretty! I had no idea you could paint over cork board. Great DIY!

  4. papercheap says:

    These are just great creative ideas. I think that you need to create a YouTube channel, so many people could see the process of creating such wonderful things.

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