look at fabric.. better idea of what the fabric I am considering really looks like in person. Also great for other ideas as well such as the one explained in this post. How to cover a cork board with fabric. FULL tutorial on The Blissful Bee Blog!
custom mouse pad. The same idea could easily be applied to cork backed coasters. Or elevate the idea into functional art. Pop cork backed fabric into flea market frames spray painted to coordinate with your fabric. Hang en masse anywhere you need to pin up notes, pieces of inspiration, or add a shot of color.