Learn how to decorate a corkboard with glitter and stencils! This tutorial makes it easy to embellish a corkboard with any stencil design.
Crafting does always mean that you build something from scratch – at least not to me. I do like making things from scratch, but sometimes I like just accenting a piece to personalize it to my decor or tastes.
So I added that “something else” with the skeleton key stencil and Mod Podge. Here’s how I did it.
Decorate a Corkboard
Gather These Supplies
- Corkboard with decorative edge
- Mod Podge Rocks Peel n’ Stick Stencils – Skeleton Keys
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Mod Podge spouncers
- Glitter in the color of your choice
- Stencil or painter’s tape
Make sure your corkboard is clean and free from debris. Mine already had a frame around it, but you can use any corkboard . . . even the tiles.
Are you ready to decorate a corkboard?? Let’s do this!
Decide where you are going to place your design. I put keys in two corners, facing two directions.
Carefully peel the stencil from the backer and place down on the cork; smooth. It’s really important that you peel the stencil up slowly so that you don’t tear it (this is true for any adhesive stencils!).
Optional: use stencil or painter’s tape to tape off the border so that you don’t get Mod Podge in those areas.
Use the spouncers to apply Mod Podge to the stencil. You need enough Mod Podge so that you’ve covered the areas in white but don’t glop it on. Work quickly so that the Mod Podge doesn’t dry.
Remove the stencil and sprinkle glitter on top of the Mod Podge. I’m working so quickly that the picture is blurred. Ha!
You can decorate a corkboard with any glitter color or size you like, but remember that the finer the glitter, the better the detail. So I’d stick with fine glitter, generally speaking.
Don’t waste glitter – I mean, I like to save mine! Dump the glitter off onto a piece of paper or a glitter tray (pour the remaining glitter back into the jar).
Repeat the process with the remaining key designs – being careful not to disturb the designs you’ve already done. Depending on how much of the stencil you used, you might need to wash and dry off the stencil to use it again.
Let the Mod Podge dry completely, even if you see extra glitter around the edges. THEN use the paintbrush or a similar tool to remove the excess glitter from the surface – just brush it away. Maybe do it outside so it doesn’t get in the dog’s face (personal experience).
Let your corkboard dry for 24 hours before using. Wash the stencil immediately and return to the backer. What do you think? I like it better than before!
My friends at Plaid who produced these wrote a very helpful article about to use stencils. Check it out and then let me know what you think. Now that you know how to decorate a corkboard, what would you put on yours?
If you enjoyed this corkboard idea, I’d love for you to check out these other projects: