It’s been one of my saddest realizations that my girls don’t use their lockers at school and have never wanted to decorate them. I loved adding DIY touches to my own lockers (oh those many years ago.) So I went ahead and made some cork boards with iron-on vinyl that would have been perfect in one of my lockers. Maybe if my own girls don’t want them, I’ll at least inspire someone else to make some!
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Supplies for decorating a cork board
To make the vinyl designs, I first measured the size of the trivets and got 7.25 inches. If you use a different brand, you’ll want to measure the diameter.
Add a circle to Design Space and make it the right size. Then add a square and overlap and slice to create a partial circle shape. To make the split version, overlap a skinny rectangle and slice again.
READ THIS POST on how to slice in Design Space
Add the text blocks and size them so they will fit on the circle. I used a font called Blippo Com Stencil.
Cut each design out of iron-on vinyl, and don’t forget to mirror!
READ THIS POST with tips for iron-on vinyl
Putting iron-on vinyl on cork
I’ve been storing my EasyPresses in the EasyPress totes I wrote about here.
Set the EasyPress 2 to 315. The instructions for adding everyday iron-on to corkboard says to do 15 seconds from the front and 15 seconds from the back. However, this cork is so thick that I did a full 30 seconds from the front. It also says to peel warm, but I had the best results when I let it cool completely before removing the carrier sheet.
Layer the words over the colored wedge and use a command strip to hang on the wall or locker.
Note: do not push any thumbtacks through the vinyl as it will leave a visible hole when you remove it.
Think about the possibilities of making these on-the-go too. You could set up a booth at a school activity, make them with your kids’ friends at someone’s house. Load up the EasyPress Totes for easy transport.
I had fun adding some of my pin collection to this one. They’d be really cute in a locker of course, or in a dorm room. Or even in a cute office space!
Be sure to check out all my other iron-on vinyl ideas and pin this project if you like it!
Read here for even more cork and iron on projects.