Take your template and mark out a design on the back of the cork. We used a ruler alongside our template to ensure straight lines.
Place the cork on a cutting mat. Using your stanley knife, carefully cut through the cork. You may need to go over each line a few times with the stanley knife, depending on how thick your cork is.
On the front of each cork hexagon, mask areas that you do not wish to paint with tape, ensuring each piece of tape if pressed down firmly.
Holding the can approximately 30cm from the surface, spray in a steady back and forth motion, lightly overlapping with each stroke. For best results, whilst spraying keep the can the same distance from the surface and keep the can in motion. You will see that some of the paint will absorb into the cork! Apply several light coats a few minutes apart for full coverage.
Tutorial courtesy of Rust-Oleum