100% Recycled Magnetic Bulletin Board!

Introduction: 100% Recycled Magnetic Bulletin Board!

About: Ask me questions. I know the answers.

This is for the Fridge magnet challenge.
This is made of parts that I had around. All of it's reused!

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

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

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 4: Glue It Back Together

Now that the corks are upside down, put some glue (Don't use too much glue! it will leak through the corks and ruin this project!) on the cardboard and carefully place it back on the corks. Then place another box on top of that, and some weights on top of that. (The box will help distribute the wieght)
It's best to do this all on a hard flat surface, unlike what I did. ;-)

Step 5: Trim and Glue the Magnets!

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.

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Toys and Games Challenge

      Toys and Games Challenge
    • Backyard Contest

      Backyard Contest
    • Silly Hats Speed Challenge

      Silly Hats Speed Challenge

    13 Discussions

    0
    drinkmorecoffee
    drinkmorecoffee

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Oh, I had no idea it had been done.... Cool. Mine is different though, so I think I'm good. ;-P

    0
    Ducky Boy
    Ducky Boy

    12 years ago on Introduction

    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.

    0
    TheCheese9921
    TheCheese9921

    13 years ago on Introduction

    omfg, where did you get all those corks!? It looks really cool, mabey you could make a frame out of like rope or something.

    0
    drinkmorecoffee
    drinkmorecoffee

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    Haha, my inheritance. I like that idea, I might try it. I'll put up pictures if I do.

    0
    drinkmorecoffee
    drinkmorecoffee

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    (I actually raided my dads cork collection, but inheritance sounds better.)

    0
    theRIAA
    theRIAA

    13 years ago on Introduction

    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

    0
    mikesty
    mikesty

    13 years ago on Introduction

    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.