DIY polka dot cork letters

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DIY cork lettersFriends, things have been c-razy around here- a self induced chaos, entirely my own fault, but crazy just the same. Between launching Shiny Happy Sprinkles, getting ready for a couple of upcoming trips (including a little trip to Thanksgiving Point for SNAP– will I see any of you there?), and a full que of projects and deadlines, I feel like I’m about at capacity.

Which makes today the perfect day to share a simple project that’s been finished-but-not-photographed for weeks- my latest and greatest home decor project.

cork letters by kojodesignsI saw those cork letters at Urban Outfitters awhile back and thought the word “M-A-K-E” would be perfect above my sewing machine.

polka dot cork letters

Since I had some cork tiles on hand, I DIYed my own cork letters for my studio/craft room/office. I even added some metallic polka dots for a little punch.

how to make polka dot cork lettersTo put these together, I printed out “M, A, K, E” templates on cardstock. Then I cut out each paper letter and used the paper letters as templates to cut out my cork letters. I found it was easiest to cut the cork with a straight edge and rotary cutter (I had to go over each cut a few times to make clean lines on the cork). To finish the project off, I punched out metallic vinyl polka dots and stuck them on my cork letters.

polka dot cork inspiration board

how to make cork lettersAdd a couple of fun fabric pushpins and some Anthro-y inspiration and voila! A wall-decor-meets-inspiration-board project, perfectly at home above my pile of current sewing projects (though, full disclosure- that fabulous card catalog is only in my space temporarily until Adam makes it part of a living room built in… I am making sure it is well loved until then, though).

Also, that really is my current in-progress project pile (look at all of those muted stripes and solids). Any guesses as to their ‘final destinations’?

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    1. Thanks Delia!
      I found a pack of cork tiles in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby awhile back… I bet you could just use a 40% off coupon, though. 🙂

  1. Love! And yours are totally way better! Who wants to put the word “work” up? It seems a little stressful, right? If I saw that across the room I’d be like, “Okay, okay, I’m coming…” Make is perfect. And gold+polka dots= juuuust right! 🙂

    1. Ha, true! “work” does kind of make me want to go the other way. 🙂
      And I am LOVING both gold and polka dots too… I feel like you and I are decor kindred spirits (I’ve said that before I think). 🙂

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