The Holidays are literally around the corner, which means it’s time to start decorating! You know my love of cork, right?! If not check out DIY Desktop Organizer Collection. Then I thought, why not make a Holiday fir tree out of cork, similar to DIY Pineapple Desktop Cork Board. What’s great about this tree, is that it’s easy to make, it’s decor with a function and easy to store after. I also added some ornaments that you can print out to decorate your tree.
A little note about cork — it’s 100% natural material that’s biodegradable and a renewable resource making a great sustainable material option. Also, the make time on this DIY is under 30 minutes.
TOOLS YOU’LL NEED:
- Cork Tile (I bought these cork tiles from Michael’s – 12″ x 12″)
- Cutting Mat
- Exacto Knife
- Tape (doesn’t have to be by Poppin, I just love their tape dispenser)
- DIY Fir Tree Cork Board Template
- DIY Fir Tree Ornament Template
INSTRUCTIONS (as easy as 1, 2, 3):
- Print DIY Fir Tree Cork Board Template on 8.5″ x 11″ paper (letter size).
- Place the template on the cork tile and to keep it in place tape it down (you only need to use a couple of pieces of tape). There are two pieces to cut, make sure to print both pages of the template as each side is different.
- Place the cork tile on a cutting mat. Using the Exacto knife, carefully cut along the black lines of the template. Make sure to use a ruler for all straight lines so the fir tree will stand straight. Remember, cut side A and side B.
- Print the DIY Fir Tree Ornament Template on 8.5″ x 11″ paper (letter size). You can print them on different colored paper, or white.
Tip: To fill the tree with ornaments, I suggest you print 4 pages.
- Cut out all the ornaments. Since you’ll be pinning them to the cork board, there’s no need to cut out the inner circle on the top of the ornament.
- Take the two sides and slot them in together.
Pin your ornaments onto your fir tree cork board, either leaving them empty or add little festive sayings.
You can make your work desk a little more festive this season by making your to-do list using the ornaments. Keep a pile of blank ornaments next to the tree for additional note taking.
Voila, there’s your Holiday tree!
What are some of the fun DIYs your making for the Holidays this season?