Store your office supplies inside and pin some of your prettier notes on the outside of these DIY Cork Storage Boxes!
Even though Pinterest is pretty much my favorite way to organize photos and ideas, I, Kathleen of Snow Drop & Co always seem to have a stack of magazine clippings and little notes on my desk at all times.
The pile can get pretty distracting when I’m trying to get stuff done. So it’s great to have a nice-looking way to hide (I mean, organize) the mess.
These cork houses are great storage in two ways. Not only can you store your papers and office supplies inside, but you can pin some of your prettier notes and clippings on the outside too!
Now please excuse me while I go make a whole village of cork houses for all my bits of paper.
Materials And Tools Needed To Make A DIY Cork Storage Box
Self adhesive cork — Available by the roll at hardware stores
Hot glue gun
How To Make A DIY Cork Storage Box
Using your exacto knife, cut out the front and sides for the walls of your house. For the front of the house pictured, I drew a 3” square and added a 1 ½” triangle on top. The sides are 3” by 3 ½”.
Hot glue the walls together.
Cut a piece of foamcore to fit inside the walls for the bottom of the box. Hot glue it in.
Cut foamcore for your roof; these pieces were both 3” by 4 1/2” but ¼” was trimmed off one piece.
Glue the roof panels together to make a 90 degree angle – the longer roof panel should be glued on top so that the roof ends up symmetrical. Cut two small foamcore triangles and glue them about 1” from both ends of the roof. These will help support the roof shape.
You should now have a completed foamcore house!
Cut pieces of the adhesive cork slightly bigger than each wall.
Peel off the backing and adhere the cork onto the foamcore wall. Use your exacto knife to trim the overhanging cork. Repeat for the remaining walls.
Do the same for the roof. You’ll also want to cover any of the roof’s underside that hangs over the walls.
Repeat and make a whole village of DIY Cork Storage Boxes!
14 thoughts on “DIY Cork Storage Box”
Those are adorable! What a great idea.
Great idea! We recently installed cork tiles on our wall (cork wall looks great – http://www.corkstore.com/Products/Tackboard-Wall-Tiles ). I am going to use the left-over pieces to make these houses. Thanks for the tutorial.
This is very clever!!
I’ve been looking for a way to organize, and save all my notes-to-self. This is perfect!
Irony: I just pinned this (haha)
So clever! I love it.