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100% recycled magnetic bulletin board!

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This is for the Fridge magnet challenge.
This is made of parts that I had around. All of it's reused!
 
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Step 1: What you'll need

For this project you will need,
-102 corks
-12" x 15" piece of cardboard
-Knife
-Glue (I used Gorilla glue)
-Masking/painters tape
-Weights
-And magnets! (I used 3 magnets from some old speakers I disassembled)

Step 2: Start it

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Cut some cardboard and get started. Start by lining up the corks exactly how you want them, this might take a few minutes because some of the corks are different sizes.

Step 3: Tape it up

When you have all the corks exactly like you want them cover the whole thing in painters/masking tape and flip the whole thing onto another piece of cardboard or something flat. (Taping the corks will keep the corks in place so the side you want can face up, if it has a word or date you want to be able to see or something)

Step 5: Trim and glue the magnets!

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Last step! I forgot to take pictures of this step.
Trim the edges to your liking. If you need to you can trim off one of the rows of corks, I had to do this because the ends didn't glue as well.
now, just glue the magnets to the back of what you have so far and let it dry.
You're done! Now you have a magnetic bulletin board that you can stick to your fridge, garage door, or anything magnetic! I stuck it to the back of my front door, seeing as it's metal.
That looks frickin' sweet.
I liked this idea when HGTV did it...
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/dc_furnishings_accessories/article/0,1793,HGTV_3436_1375396,00.html

Thems must be some strong magnets!
Oh, I had no idea it had been done.... Cool. Mine is different though, so I think I'm good. ;-P
Ducky Boy7 years ago
Mmm, very original, very useful too. Although it looks a little funky and lumpy, unless the modern - abstract look is what you're going for :D I like it, hope you win.
drinkmorecoffee (author)  Ducky Boy7 years ago
If you like it then give me a good rating! :-P and thanks. :-)
ShadowJPD7 years ago
Sweet. How green and happy you must be...
omfg, where did you get all those corks!? It looks really cool, mabey you could make a frame out of like rope or something.
drinkmorecoffee (author)  TheCheese99217 years ago
Haha, my inheritance. I like that idea, I might try it. I'll put up pictures if I do.
(I actually raided my dads cork collection, but inheritance sounds better.)
Brennn107 years ago
Pretty cool! +1
theRIAA7 years ago
the gorilla glue isn't re-used, not exactly 100% recycled. i remembered when I had to glue something together with gorilla glue, and then rested my head in the pile of excess glue.... bad idea
drinkmorecoffee (author)  theRIAA7 years ago
True... but it really is hard to re-use glue....
mikesty7 years ago
To quote Super Troopers, "Das a lotta booze!" + for really cool though. Maybe you should consider, uhh, sanding? or grinding? i'm not sure.. but somehow flattening all of them. The more I think about it, that is really unnecessary.