DIY Cork Board – 3-Color Bulletin Board Makeover

Looking to add some creativity to your room or office space? All you need are some household items  and a cork board if you’re looking to liven up your bulletin board’s dull appearance! You can also mix it up by using cork sheets or cork tiles.

Cork board makeover

Items Needed:

  • Cork board / cork sheet / cork tile
  • White paint and your color of choice paint (orange shown)
    • Mix these two paints together to make a third, a mid-toned color
  • Brushes
  • Plastic bags or damp paper towel (wrap brushes when not in use to keep from drying out)
  • Newspapers
  • Ruler & Pencil
  • Masking tape or painters’ tape


Step 1: Paint entire cork board frame with the white acrylic paint. Let dry.

Step 2: With pencil, mark off the measurements of how you want your cork board to be divided.

    • Follow a repeating pattern of 1, 2, 3 with the three colors of choice (pictured right)
    • Assign a color to each number and continue the pattern.Cork board makeover painting template

Step 3: Using masking tape, paint numbered groups, sections at a time.

    • Tape off the dark colors and paint them first, followed by medium, then light.

Step 4: Remove the tape after the last row is finished

Step 5: There you have it! Your custom designed cork board is complete!