9 Creative Bulletin Board Ideas for the Start of Summer

With Memorial Day coming up and the summer season almost officially upon us, it’s the perfect time to start thinking of fun new DIY projects and ways to liven up our spaces. Cork bulletin boards are a simple way to do just that, as they are easy to customize and make your own. We’ve built a list of creative bulletin board ideas to get you started.

You can freshen up a bulletin or whiteboard you already have, or work some magic on a new one with help from our list. Whether you are a teacher looking for some new inspiration for your class or a college student trying to liven up your dorm room next year, you’re sure to find a project that will turn heads!

1. Hello Summer Bulletin Board

Hello Summer Bulletin Board

A white frame combined with an assortment of colorful paper flowers and animals make this bulletin board a great complement to the new season.

2. DIY Cork Board Jewelry Holder

Cork Board Jewelry Organizer

Turn a simple framed cork board into an elegant jewelry organizer with just a few steps. You’ll not only have an eye-catching piece, you’ll be able to see all your jewelry at once when trying to find a match for your outfit!

3.  DIY Burlap Bulletin Board

Burlap DIY Bulletin Board

Go for a rustic theme and get organized with a DIY burlap bulletin board. This project is an easy way get the much-coveted shabby-chic look without paying the usual prices. Find the tutorial for the above board at Driven by Decor.

4. We Are Leaving Winter Behind Board

Leaving Winter Behind Classroom Bulletin Board

This cute bulletin board is an ideal project for teachers or parents to do with children and could be modified for any different type of animal. Feel free to get creative with pipe cleaners or other household items for tails!

5. Entryway Organizer

Martha Stewart Cork Board Organizer

Martha uses a curtain rod and wood framing to turn a basic cork board into a chic entryway or mudroom organizer, and helps you store items that may be too heavy for the usual cork board tack.  

6. Chevron Bulletin Board

DIY Chevron Board

Using painters tape and craft paint, you can paint a stylish chevron pattern directly onto a cork board. This project is super simple, and allows you to keep the unique texture of cork visible.

7. Calendar Board

Cork Calendar Classroom Organization

Organize a busy life, multiple kids, or teach children about the different days and months of the year with this calendar bulletin board DIY.

8. Ribbon Bulletin Board

DIY ribbon board

A great craft for the incoming college freshman. Ribbons, push pins, and patterned fabric is all you need to brighten up a dorm room and display photos, tickets, and other memorable items.

9. Nailhead Bulletin Board

Nailhead Bulletin Board

Personalize a cork bulletin board with a fabric of your choice, industrial-style nailheads, and a wooden initial. This project will make a great gift.


We’d love to see your unique and inventive bulletin board ideas! Share your project on Twitter and make sure to tag @BangorCork. Or, if you’re uploading to Pinterest, make sure to tag the Bangor Cork account so we can pin you to one of our idea boards.

Save on framed cork boards this Memorial Day Weekend

Bangor Cork is also here to ensure that your cork crafts don’t break the bank. We’re celebrating the upcoming Memorial Day holiday with a special discount: FREE shipping on all our framed cork boards that are 36”’ x 48” or smaller from May 24th – 29th. Take advantage of this limited-time sale and get to work on your own crafty bulletin board! Shop our selection of framed cork boards here.