SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- 2-pk 12" cork squares
- Two 12"x24" cork rolls: 1/4" thick, 1/2" thick
- Mod Podge®
- Foam brush
- White spray paint
- 1 spool 1/2" wide ribbon
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
Read through the directions before starting & use the photo as a guide.
1. Lay the two large cork squares next to each other so the sides are touching. Unroll the 1/2" thick cork and glue the rolled piece to the cork squares. Unroll downward so that the edges won’t curl up. Glue in place generously with hot glue. Note: The seamless side of the cork mat is the “good” side and should be face up; the 2 squares on the back are for reinforcement and to make the roll more rigid.
2. Cut out circles or other basic shapes from a fabric of choice. Apply Mod Podge® to the backs of the fabric with a foam brush. Place the fabric pieces randomly around the cork mat as desired.
3. Cut out shapes from the 1/4" roll of cork. Use the fabric as inspiration and cut shapes to match or cut out freeform shapes.
4. Lay all the pieces of cork on a piece of cardboard or scrap paper and spray paint white. Paint in a well ventilated area as directed on can.
5. Once all the pieces are dry, glue them to the top of the cork mat, layering them over the fabric pieces you previously attached. Cut off any pieces that overhang the edge so the edges are smooth.
6. Once all the pieces are in place and everything is dry, turn the mat on its side and starting at one end, glue the ribbon around the perimeter of the mat. Fold the edges so that they are clean and make sure to glue the ribbon down securely.
7. Once back at the starting point, cut the ribbon 1/2" long and fold the end back to create a finished edge. Glue the end piece down securely with hot glue.