Monogram Cork Board Wall Tiles

September 25, 2014Sarah Khandjian

What's a better way to make your home unique than with a monogram! Learn how to create this DIY monogram cork board.

So it may not quite be wedding season yet, but if you’re engaged, it’s wedding registry season! And if you’re like Kevin and I, Target will become your go to place for everything home. Target’s Wedding registry is packed with tons of must-have items that you’ll definitely want to add to your registry… and tons of items that you didn’t even think you needed (like a Dyson DC65 Animal Upright Vacuum—I love ours)!

One of the things that was important to us when we completed our wedding registry was choosing items that we loved and that were us. Some of my favorite items in our home are really simple things that I customized with a little DIY. Because when everyone else can have the same thing it’s fun to make your home as unique as you and your spouse. Rather than have a traditional linen closet, we opted for open shelving loaded with baskets. I painted old business with chalkboard paint and attached them to the baskets to create labels for each one. Now we both never have to wonder what goes where or where the extra toilet paper is because it’s so clearly marked. So simple, yet so functional. I just love projects like that!

Another fun (and functional) project is to customize cork tiles into a monogram board.

– The Board Dudes Cork Board Tiles
– Printed monogram letter template
– Tape
– Utility or craft knife
– Cutting mat (if you don’t have one you can also use a sheet of thick cardboard to cut on)
– Strong double-sided tape or all-purpose glue

Print out a larger block letter and use it as a template to create your own cork monogram.

Step 1: Use a word processing program to create a template of your monogram letter. Since the titles are 12″ x 12″ you will need to print your letter on multiple sheets of paper and piece them together using tape.

Use cork titles to create a monogram cork board. Love this idea for my entry way table.

Step 2: Tape the monogram letter to one sheet of cork. Then use your craft or utility knife to cut out the letter. Repeat this step with another sheet of cork.

This DIY cork monogram is perfect for displaying photos, reminders, or other special items in your home.

Step 3: Use strong double-sided tape or all-purpose glue to adhere both layers together. If using glue, allow it to dry completely it’s ready to be used! You can place the letter on a desktop or use the adhesive mounting squares that come with the tiles to display it on the wall.

Want to customize it a bit more? Use some craft paint to paint the cork tiles after you’ve created your monogram.Getting married soon? Here are some great registry items with awesome ideas on how to customize them!

Target is full of tons and tons of great items (which you totally already knew) and many of them are the perfect starting point for great DIY projects. Here are a few of my favorite registry finds and some tips on how to make them perfectly you.

1. Jenga. Make game night at your house everyone’s favorite night. Use craft paint to paint the wood blocks in your signature colors (or even your seasonal favorites).
2. Threshold Acacia Rectangle Platter. Use gold mylar tape or gold contact paper to dress it up. The best part is that if you get tired of the design you can just peel it up!
3. Threshold Ceramic Napkin Holder. Use on a desk to hold papers or by the foyer to hold mail. Dress it up with a couple coats of spray paint.
4. The Board Dudes Cork Board Tiles. Perfect for adding your new initial to your home.
5. Pyrex 10-Piece Storage Set. Add chalkboard labels to the front of each container so you always know what’s inside.
6. Threshold Storage Bin. Use painter’s tape and craft paint to create a geometric pattern on the front of these bins. Or use a stencil to label their contents.

Love Target? Enter to win a $25 eGiftCard so you can give one of these DIYs a try and make your home as unique as you are! To enter, either leave a comment sharing your favorite DIY home organizing project or tip, or follow me on Twitter, or like the Sarah Hearts Facebook page—or do all three and get three entries! Be sure to leave your email in the widget below and let me know which entries you did.

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This post was created in partnership with Target. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make this blog happen!

{The awesome black geometric heart shown on the board is actually a removable tattoo! Get the details on how they were made on Oleander + Palm}


  • shannon gould

    September 25, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Love the tutorial! I think a painted doormat is always fun too. It’s cheap and easy to mix up patterns/colors seasonally.

  • Elizabeth R

    September 25, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    I love to take mirrors (especially in the clearance section) and paint the frames to match our home. . it makes a mix match look that is perfect!

  • Devin Justine Lowery

    September 25, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    I wasn’t able to submit a blog comment earlier with my email – so here it is. I think my favorite DIY are ones that involve desk organization and planning. Especially DIY calendars and cable holders!

  • Stephanie B.

    September 25, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I think my favorite DIY project around my house was making a headboard for our master bedroom’s bed. It was fun to pick out the fabric and learn through trial and error, and now I get to enjoy it every day!

  • HS

    September 25, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    I like to us chalk labels to organize food jars.

  • Nicki Joseph

    September 26, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Our favorite DIY project was our nightstands made from crates!

  • Stephanie

    September 26, 2014 at 2:26 am

    Great idea with the cork board! :)

  • Haley H

    September 26, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Loving the cork board idea! Currently engaged, so I’m looking into some things like this :)

  • Erin

    September 26, 2014 at 7:18 am

    I love Target! We registered there and got the black and white gallery frames that we reused family pictures and decorations from the wedding. It’s my favorite decor in the house

  • Bethany

    September 26, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    What a fun project… initials for each of my kids would be a great way to keep their important papers and other littles at easy access!

  • Katy

    September 26, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Glitter bottom mason jars! EVERYWHERE!

  • Kellie Rose Wilson

    September 26, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    I found a large initial letter at Michael’s..cut out the back..installed large string lights and hang it in my room!

  • Kara Roberson

    September 26, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Love this! I think I’m partial because it’s a “K,” but it’s awesome!

  • Tyneisha Fondren

    September 26, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    I like to decorate picture frames and make my own wall art!

  • Ellen Casper

    September 27, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I like customizing with paint colors and adding stripes , chevron etc for a little more interest.

  • Celeste

    September 27, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Crown Molding! adds such finish to any room.

  • Mary Happymommy

    September 27, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Paint is an inexpensive way to customize your home!

  • Kelly D

    September 27, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I like to customize by adding shelving to show off pictures and souvenirs.

  • Julie

    September 27, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I love to hit the thrift stores to find something I can paint or stain to add to my home. I just stumbled upon your blog today and love your projects!

  • Kim Henrichs

    September 27, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    I always make new wreaths for the season and generally make some kind of centerpiece for the entryway. I love the idea of cutting the name/initial corkboard!!

  • Heidi

    September 27, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I use washi tape to hang family snapshots on the walls!

  • Julie Blanner

    September 27, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    What a simple, yet beautiful & creative idea!

  • Kacey

    September 27, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    I love creating my own art, or even better having a painting party with friends and decorating with what they make.

  • tammigirl

    September 27, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Apparently, I’m a shelf builder. I built shelves in the water closet, turned the coat closet in my kitchen into an appliance garage by building shelves, and did built in bookshelves in the office – so far. I have lots more ideas. :)

    tammigirl at gmail dot com

  • Susan DeVaux

    September 27, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I like to do DIY stuff in our kitchen-specifically make my own cleaners.

  • Holly E

    September 27, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Adding lots of different picture frames made from recycled wood.

  • Alaine

    September 28, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I love to make DIY wreaths :)

  • Erika W.

    September 28, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I’m not super crafty but I did do a DIY abstract painting to put in my kitchen because all I had was a huge blank wall. It’s not the most attractive thing but it works! HA! kendal608(at)aol(dot)com

    1. Erika W.

      September 28, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      oops…i misspelled my own email… kendall608(at)aol(dot)com

  • laura m

    September 28, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    my favorite diy project was making a side table out of an old barrel

    1. laura m

      September 28, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      my email is coleslaura2211(at)yahoo(dot) com

  • Krystal’s Kitsch

    September 28, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    I really like hanging chalkboards for to do lists and decorating our bar carts with fun glassware and diy coasters!

  • Lisa

    September 28, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I love making my own art work to hang on the walls

  • Melissa L.

    September 29, 2014 at 12:03 am

    My favorite home DIY decor is putting vinyl on the walls. It adds a great and unique touch! Thanks for the giveaway! DamianMom at yahoo dot com

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