UHeart Organizing: DIY State Inspired Cork Board

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I haven’t had a personal need to do any quick and crafty organizational projects for a few weeks, and it absolutely gives me a case of the sads! I really enjoy doing 15-minute fun projects that bring me smiles with a side of organization. Good thing Chelsea of Two-Twenty One blog is here to fill that void for me. I am so smitten with her DIY state inspired cork board; it is such a versatile idea that is perfect for kitchens, craft rooms and kid’s rooms. Just think of all of the shapes you could create! Here she is now to share how she whipped up this darling little craft out of cork.

Hey, iHeart readers! I thought I’d swing by today and share a fun state-inspired cork board DIY with you.
Now, I’m going to warn you, some states are going to be easier to execute than others– I’m looking at you Wyoming and Colorado.
Any guesses where I’m from?
In case you’re bad at geography, I’ll give you a hint: Michael Jackson was born here.
To get started with your state cork board, do a quick Google image search for the outline of your state and cut it out.
Grab one or two 12″ x 12″ cork tiles. My state fit onto one tile so I only had to use one.
Cut out your state and trace it onto your cork tile. I used some of the fancy schmancy thumbtacks that I made to hold the state in place while I traced it.
Use an Xacto knife to cut out your state. I found that small stabbing motions worked best. I was able to use scissors on the straight cuts.
Trace and cut out another state.
Twins!
Note: I took a few artistic liberties with the southern portion of my state.
Glue those puppies together with some hot glue.
I used Command Brand picture hanging strips to mount my cork board to the side of my home office workstation. I love those things.
And here’s the final product!
I can never find my postage stamps so I decided to tack them up on the cork board. I also added some photo booth photos I took with one of my blog buddies at a conference and a photo of my brother and me when we were little. I’m particularly fond of this photo because I look like an unimpressed mob boss in a foofy pink dress. My “I’m not a player, I just blog a lot” button that I made and passed out at a blog conference also made its way onto the cork board.
If you’re interested in learning more about the organization on the side of my home office workstation, head over here.

Hey friends! I’m Chelsea from Two Twenty One! I’m a twenty-something living in Indiana with my husband, Brad, and our crazy mutt, Jack. My loves are photography, travel, DIY projects, baking, wine, sarcasm and my iPhone. The husband and I are attempting to make our home a little less cookie cutter and a lot more awesome. My little slice of the internet, Two Twenty One, is where I share my latest home improvement projects, furniture makeovers, crafts, recipes and home & seasonal decor ideas. I am beyond excited to join Jen and the rest of the IHeart Organizing team!

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