DIY Cork Wall Tutorial

A few weeks ago my husband built me a cork wall for our hallway command center.  I had been looking for a way to display all of the artwork that my kids come home with from school.  We love the way it turned out!

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Materials Needed:

Cork Tiles

Foam Board

– Screws

Spray Adhesive

We first cut the foam board to size and then screwed it to the walls.  Since the cork tiles are relatively thin we didn’t want tons of holes in the wall with every push pin.

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Then we simply sprayed the back of each cork tile with adhesive and applied it to the foam bard.  I must say that we first tried the route of the cork rolls which didn’t seem to go on as smoothly as we’d like.  The cork tiles were an easier option that allowed us to end up with the look we wanted.




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And here is the finished product:


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The kids love seeing their artwork displayed and have been busy creating more and more since we’ve put the wall up.



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  1. Amber Sanders says

    Where did you get the black magazine holder/mail sorters on the opposite wall. I am loving them and want some for my kitchen. Thanks!

    • Jenny Collier says

      I got them from Ballard Designs years ago, Amber. If they are no longer available you might check World Market as well.

  2. says

    So cute! I just purchased a small cork board that’s already covered with my 6 month old’s crafts from daycare. I’ll need to upgrade to this cork wall very soon! Thanks for sharing!


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