Make: Painted Cork Trivets

Tuesday, January 15, 2013



If you haven't caught on yet, I like really simple craft projects, the ones that can be completed within, say, one nap time. This one takes only about as much time as a catnap and it is as easy as a craft project can get. I picked up some cork trivets this winter in the garden section of my local market. They were on super clearance, I paid less than a dollar each and they have hard plastic backing you if you wanted to use them for actual trivets you could do that too. I decided to use them as mini cork boards in Fishers room so I could post annoying mom notes like "clean your room" and "don't forget your gym clothes." I think the photos are pretty self-explanatory for "how-to" but I will say the rust-oluem spray paint (copper color) worked a million times better than the store brand (white color). I ended up having to go back over the white one with latex paint which I found works really well on cork as well. To spray paint them I just placed them in a cardboard box (which was pretty genius if I do say so myself) in order to keep down the potential disaster that is always present when using spray paint. Now I want to find cork coasters and make a set of those too.

11 comments:

  1. Simple craft projects are the best! I am all for fast results that look like a million bucks and am a big fan of spray paint. Love the cork boards! Well done Christine!

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  2. Christine, I've missed you! I love this great little diy, definitely the kind of easy thing that's right up my alley (but then I have a whole garage full of those kinds of things ha!) Perhaps this time I will actually finish this one! Will let you know if I do!

    xo Mary Jo

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  3. What a wonderful idea! I love that it's simple and modern...I definitely want to try this out!

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  4. I think I'm missing whatever little piece of DNA or brain connector enables you to look at dollar cork coasters and think, "craft project!" Haha. I love the way they turned out, though. So simple! Again, spray paint is one of those things that i think I would have zero self-control with. I found out they make a metallic gold spray paint now. If that ever found its way into my clutches.... :)

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  5. These are adorable. I once made cute place mats out of cork tiles. They take paint very well.

    Oh, and I once did wall tiles for a pop of color using the same.

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  6. Simple craft proyects arre the best!!What a wonderful
    Idea. I love is simle and beautoful

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  7. I love this idea; simple but the possibilities are endless!
    Cheers.

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  8. These are pretty awesome (and crafts that you can do in nap time and pretty much the only crafts I will attempt)! I love that they are used for "annoying mom notes" :)

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  9. This is so clever. I would never think to use them as bulletin boards but they are much cuter than a large bulletin board!

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  10. Now this will make my cork board much fun to look at! Thanks for this ;)

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