I came across this ugly thing on clearance and an idea was born!
I have seen many craft ideas with Duck Tape so I started looking for a design that would fit with a pirate theme. How lucky I was to find this!
I carefully separated the material covered cork from the plastic frame. Then, I covered the frame with Duck Tape.
|Looking at it after I was done, I should have arranged the tape so the skulls all faced|
a better direction to match how I was hanging it
(so the skulls on the sides were all facing upward).
Then I applied some fabric glue to the fabric cork board (in this case, pulling the old fabric off would have destroyed the soft cork under it). Next, I covered it with black fabric. I could have picked a themed fabric but I didn't want it to be too busy looking.
I put the frame back on and it was ready to hang! My son loves it and it's already covered with all his favorite things!