How to make a Health Bar corkboard for cheap
By Brittney MacDonald, Life & Style Editor
What you’ll need:
4 sheets of corkboard
Square-edged paint brush
Thin, black permanent marker
Acrylic paint (black and red)
Matte clear-coat spray paint
Image of pixelated heart
Begin by taking one sheet of corkboard and creating a grid of 2.5 centimetre squares all over it using the permanent marker and the ruler. If you have excess corkboard, just cut it off with the box cutter. The important thing is that they all have to be even.
Next, reference the pixelated heart to determine the shape, and which lines on the grid to follow. Trace out the heart, marking the points on the grid before cutting it out.
Repeat this three more times so that you have four corkboard heart shapes.
To paint them, paint every square that is on the edge black, and all the rest red. If you want to get creative, you can create a less than full or an empty health bar by replacing half of or all of the red area with gray.
When you’ve finished painting all four hearts, leave them to dry overnight.
The next day, spray your hearts down with a matte clear-coat to prevent the paint from chipping. The clear-coat should dry very quickly, but leave it alone for an hour just to be safe.
Once you’re sure that the clear-coat is dry, hang the hearts on your wall with puncture-less hooks, tape, or nails. Connecting them in a line at their widest points to create the health bar effect.