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Decorate Walls with Cork Rounds

Sprinkle these colorful dots along an accent wall just for fun, then use them as mini bulletin boards to post notes and artwork.

Painted and stained cork rounds on a wall.

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

1 weekend

Estimated Cost


Tools & Materials


  • Isopropyl rubbing alcohol
  • Cotton rags
  • Scissors or utility knife


  • 8 - 6-in plant discs, #606068
  • 6 - 8-in plant discs, #606069
  • 3 - 10-in plant discs, #606070
  • .75-in x 350-in Scotch indoor mounting tape
  • Minwax stain: Early American, Classic Gray, Ebony
  • Rust-Oleum flat gray spray primer
  • Valspar metallic gold spray paint

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Vary the number and sizes of plant saucers to suit your wall space and design. For the version shown, we used eight 6-inch discs, six 8-inch discs, and three 10-inch discs. If you wish to add to these, buy additional hanging strips to suit the total number of discs.

Step 1

On a flat surface, arrange the discs as you plan to hang them on the wall. Then decide the finish you want for each one.

Step 2

Wipe on a generous amount of the stain of your choice (Early American, Classic Gray, and Ebony shown) on the cork sides of the discs of your choice. Let sit and wipe off any surplus stain.

Step 3

For the discs you’ll finish with metallic gold spray paint, first spray a coat of flat primer on the cork side, and let dry. Then apply at least two coats of metallic gold paint. Set the discs aside to dry overnight.

Good to Know

When spraying, aim at each round from several angles to spray the sides as well as the surface. Avoid drips by using several light coats instead of a single heavy coat.

Step 4

For each disc, cut two 3-inch-long pieces of two-sided tape. Apply the tape to each disc, remove the backing, and press the disc against the wall. Repeat for the remaining discs.

Good to Know

Two-sided tape also makes it easy to move them around when you want to shake up your decor or move to a new address.

Step 5

Use stained and painted discs as a wall decoration or as a stylish replacement for a cork board. --Lowe’s Creative Ideas

If you like, use push pins or thumbtacks to turn the discs into mini tack boards.


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