Whether you’re a Valentine or not, showing your loved ones that you care should be reason enough to say „I love you“ or „ Thank you“ with something self-made! How about this beautiful and useful heart-shaped pin board?
- Cork (10 or more) depending on size of the corks and the size of the heart)
- Hard cardboard
- Red ribbon
- Hot glue
- Cutter Knife
- Cut the cork
Cut the cork in slices approximately 3 inches thick. Please watch your fingers!!!
- Arranging the heart
Arrange the cork pieces on the cardboard into a heart shape. Then roughly outline the edge with a pencil. The outline will help you maintain the shape of the heart in case something shifts out of place.
- Glue the cork
I recommend to leave the cork in the heart shape and glue one piece on the cardboard at the time.
- Cut out the heart
Cut as close to the edge of the cork as possible. Leave a little extra piece of cardboard on top to make a hanger.
- It’s color time
Glue a red ribbon around the edge of the heart to make a frame. Make sure the width of the ribbon equals the thickness of the cork and cardboard structure. Use hot glue to fasten it.
- Finishing off with a ribbon hanger
There are many ways you can fashion a hanger for this cute piece… I left a small beam of cardboard connecting the two sides of the heart. You just need to pull a ribbon through the hole and fashion a cute little bow!
It’s very simple and fast, although the cutting of the cork can be tricky and hard work. Consider it an arm workout;-)