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Cork Boards with Iron-on Vinyl

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

IKEA cork trivets
Cricut Neon iron-on vinyl
EasyPress 2
Protective sheet

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!

HTV on cork

Read here for even more cork and iron on projects.

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