This DIY Ballard Designs Knock-Off Burlap Message Board is way to easy to make! Can you believe to buy it retail from there it is 300$++!! This whole thing cost me about 20 bucks and took less than an hour. Cant beat that!
So here’s the story and how you can make one too:
Once upon a time I had a cork board, it was a lovely cork board, that hung all my kids school stuff, chore charts, awards and anything else we could possibly tack up. Then along came a kitten, his name was Simon. Simon was a sweet boy, he enjoyed cuddles and pets, canned food and kitty treats, but he also enjoyed destroying cork boards. So he set it upon himself to cause destruction to our beloved cork board, and boy what a job he did. One day id finally had enough of looking at the ugly cork board (now cat scratching post) so I found a solution.
I went to my local fabric store and picked up a nice chunk of burlap and some appolstery tacks. Beyond that all you need is a heavy duty stapler and a picture hanging kit… oh! and a cork board of course!
lay your burlap over your cork board and cut it to fit with about 3-4 inches over hang.
Take your tacks and start pushing the in around the edges, working your way around the whole thing.
When you’ve finished with your tacks, flip the board over and staple all around the edges. Cut off any excess.
add your picture hanging kit to the back. and that’s it! a few mins and 20$ later you have a brand new, stylish cork board. You just saved yourself almost 300$ so now you can go shopping! yay!