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by Laurel Stavros

Laurel Stavros is the DIY-er and party crafter at the blog, A Bubbly Life. She believes DIY does not have to be perfect- it should be fun. While DIY-ing she can often be found jamming to a Glee playlist and sipping red wine. Despite her common attire of paint clothes, she also blogs about her fashion crushes and firmly believes one can never have too many pairs of shoes.

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  • It's back to school time! I made this ombre cork board for my office (why do kids get all the fun?), but it would also work well in a homework area for your child to hang important notices, homework assignments, and more!

    I chose to do pink ombre, but you can choose any color for the cork board!
  • diy ombre corkboard
    Photo: Laurel Stavros
  • Materials:

    Cork board
    Painter's tape
    Craft paint in same color family (I chose four colors.)
    Mini roller brush
    Small foam brush


    1. Measure the cork board and divide the board into four equal sections, or the amount of colors you wish to use to create the ombre effect.
    2. Mark off each distance and length with the ruler using chalk. (It's easy to wipe off!)
    3. Line up the painter's tape with the chalk line.
    4. Using the roller brush, paint the inside of the taped area. Using the mini foam brush, touch up any areas the roller didn't cover.
    5. Remove painter's tape immediately after painting, while the paint is still wet. Peel the tape off in the direction of your brush strokes.
    6. Let the board completely dry because you will need to put the painter's tape directly on the painted area to do the next color (see below).
    7. Repeat with all colors and you're done!
  • diy ombre corkboard
    Photo: Laurel Stavros
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