A super quick and cheap one for you today at a total cost of $5!
I’ve been wanting to make a little pin board area near my entryway for a while and finally got around to it on the weekend. These little dudes were actually just cork pot stand trivets from Ikea which come in a pack of 3 for $4.99 – bargain! Cutting the cork actually worked out much easier and neater than you might think too, the trick is to use a sturdy and sharp knife.
I think they’ve come up really well and are the perfect spot to hang some happy photos and postcards.
Sketch up your plus sign onto the cork with the pencil and ruler (you can also do this on a piece of paper and cut it out first if you’re not confident measuring up shapes first go) and simply cut it out with your knife. I recommend taking multiple trips over the cork rather than trying to do it in one heavy cut, as you may rip the corners of the cork.
For your 2nd one, just place your first one on the cork as a template and trace around it so they’re all identical in shape.
For hanging, I just used these 3M velcro picture hanging strips so they site flush to the wall – much better than double sided tape as it’s actually stronger and won’t ruin the walls when you want to take them down.
Pretty easy, right?
In other news I’m having my 30th birthday party soon (eeew… I know) so be prepared to be bombarded with party related posts of all forms. Nothing like a good excuse to go crazy with the decorations!!