DIY Colourful Hexagon Cork Boards

I haven’t featured a good old DIY project for a while now (see this post for reasons why!), but I’m feeling a little more back in the zone now so thought I’d show you a great on-trend interiors project for you to have a go at: Colourful Hexagon Cork Boards. 

With a sheet of cork and some old-faithful Rust-Oleum paint, you can create a perfect tessellating hexagon cork board to suit your home colour scheme. I love Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch spray paint for this project (available in 42 colours), as it leaves a flawless finish without unsightly brush marks. 

You will need:

  • Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch spray paint. Blossom White, Candy Pink and French Lilac are used here. 
  • Sheet of cork
  • Cutting mat
  • Pen
  • Ruler
  • Stanley Knife
  • Tape
  • Paper Template


Take your template and mark out a design on the back of the cork. Use a ruler alongside the template to ensure straight lines.

Place the cork on a cutting mat. Using your stanley knife, carefully cut through the cork. You may need to go over each line a few times with the stanley knife, depending on how thick your cork is. 

On the front of each cork hexagon, mask areas that you do not wish to paint with tape, ensuring each piece of tape is pressed down firmly. 

Holding the can approx 30cm from the surface, spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping with each stroke. For best results, whilst spraying keep the can the same distance from the surface and keep the can in motion. 

Some of the paint will absorb into the cork (don’t worry about this!). Apply several light coats a few minutes apart for full coverage. 

Wait for the paint to dry on each hexagon, remove the tape and then arrange them on your wall as desired.

And there you have it- DIY Colourful Hexagon Cork Boards! 

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