This IKEA hack is an amazing and incredibly useful way to use the IKEA Heat Cork Trivets for an entirely new purpose!
This is a great hack that uses the IKEA Heat cork trivets. As any of you know who shop regularly at IKEA, those cork trivets have been around for years and years! Those cork trivets were one of the first things I ever bought at IKEA!
IKEA Heat Cork Trivets come in packs of 3, and cost only about $3.99 per pack (in the US). They are of course ideal in your kitchen or dining room as great trivets and hot pads, but they are also good for so many other things too!
This post shows you how to make attractive and useful hanging notice boards from those cork trivets.
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This is a really useful noticeboard. Not only can you pin things directly to the top part of the board into the cork. You can also place things in the lower cloth pocket.
These make a really pretty noticeboard. But this notice board is just not a pretty face, it serves two storage and organizational purposes!
You can use all kinds of fabrics for these noticeboards. I used some lovely Liberty fabric that I had left over from another project. Fat quarters are also the ideal size of fabric to use on this noticeboard, or you can use up fabric scraps too.
To make this notice board you will need:
IKEA Heat cork trivet mat
Spare small pieces of fabric
Taking your piece of fabric, size it so it is a little larger than the cork mat itself. You are going to be pulling the fabric to the back of the mat, and stapling it, so you need to make sure it has enough fabric give to enable you to do that.
First of all, take the side of the fabric which will form the top of the pocket, fold it over, just to ensure that the edges won’t get frayed.
Place the fabric, with the folded edge at the top, about half way down the cork mat. Guide it into place exactly where you will want the pocket to be.
Now, turn over the cork mat, holding the fabric in place at both sides as you do this. Your cork mat will now be face down, with the pocket set on the face down side.
With the fabric that is now visible to the back of the mat, you will need to pull that fabric back, as taut as possible, and staple it to the back of the cork mat. Use as many staples as you feel you need to keep that fabric in place, and ensure that the pocket is taut and usable.
Don’t worry if your staple job doesn’t look that attractive – this side is going to be hidden!
How to Finish the Cork Notice Board
You can use absolutely whatever you want to use to hang the boards. I used ribbon, but you could also use yarn, string, or any material whatsoever.
To finish each board, just cut enough length of whatever material you are using to hang the board. Then just staple it into place on the back of the notice board.
These notice boards are very durable. They stand up to a lot of daily wear and tear.
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This IKEA hack is an amazing and useful way to use the IKEA Heat Cork Trivets for an entirely new purpose!