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.
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