Custom Cork Board & Library Bag

custom cork board and library bagWhen I was asked to create something fun for a sponsored post with Folk Arts Multi Surface  Paints and the just launched Handmade Charlotte Stencils I immediately knew what I wanted to make. I am the queen of library fines. It’s embarrassing. I am doing my best not to pass this bad trait down to my kids so I wanted to make a place to keep library books that will also serve to remind us when they are due. The other craft I wanted to make was a special place for my son to show off his school work. Best part is that I could use the same stencils and paints for both projects.

chalk board book bag and cork board supplies

Gather your materials. You will need a canvas bag , cork board, Folk Arts new Multisurface Paints, sponge brushes, stencil tape, chalk anything paint and Handmade Charlotte stencils. I like using paper plates to pour the paint into because I can just toss it after.

chalk board bag and stencil

Start by planning out your design. I used the punch outs from the stencils to do this.

chalkboardbag and cork board folk art paints

Start painting. The paints dry quickly which is nice when you have little hands trying to help.

chalk board library bag

For the bag start by taping off the chalk board area. Paint the black on. While it’s drying add the stars using the stencils. Once it’s dry add the chalk board surface paint. I love this paint because it dries clear and turns almost anything into a chalk board!

library bag chalk board

Let cure for 24 hours before using as a chalk board.

chalkboard paint book bag

It didn’t take long to fill this with books.

cork board in room

Or add the cork board to my son’s room!



I loved these paints and our friends over at Micheal’s do too. You can find all the paint supplies over at your local store and to celebrate they are giving away a Folk Art Multisurface Paint Prize Pack and $100 Gift Card Check it out here !


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