Some fun ideas for making cork board placemats include applying vintage wallpaper or wrapping paper, fancy or metallic papers, and paint and decoupage techniques. Changing the size or thickness of the cork boards provides alternative project ideas while still using the same techniques, including coasters, pin up boards and trivets.
To make a fun cork board placemat using fancy paper or wrapping paper, trace and cut out the paper to the size of the placemats using a craft knife. Next, laminate the paper cut-outs, then trim the excess plastic laminate away to fit the cork board. Glue the laminated sheets to the cork board to create a backing.