First, you'll need 2 packages of little sticky velcro squares. I chose these because I wanted to be able to replace a panel if it got too many holes in it and they come off the wall cleanly when I will eventually have to move again (don't worry, hopefully that will never happen!). And you'll need 9 pieces of Elmer's foam board, the 20x30 inch ones, color doesn't matter (this is if you're making one as big as mine, you may need more or less depending on the size of your board). You're also going to want a tape measure, a level, a straight edge, an exacto knife, a pencil, and a roll of masking tape. And lastly, you'll need a large roll of self-adhesive shelf liner paper, which comes in so many motifs nowadays that you're sure to find one that matches your decor I have Angela to thank for this brilliant idea: I had bought the liner paper for our cabinets but the finish on the shelves was too rough so I couldn't use it. I was originally going to cover the board with brown craft paper to give it a similar look to the cork wallboards, but it was turning out to be a mess. Then Angela suggested the shelf paper and the pallet was perfect for my room with lovely polka dots in blues and tans.
1. To prep the boards, pull apart all the little velcro squares, match up the pairs and stick them together. Then peel of only ONE side of the sticky paper and press the sets onto the corners of all the boards but one. (This is the one you'll be cutting to finish a corner so you'll want to put on the sticky dots after you cut it.)