Content Friday! I’m so fired up to have an easy, anxiety-totally free weekend ahead of me (knock on wood). I’ve got a couple of craft projects to work on and a couple of items to catch up on close to the residence, but generally, my strategy is to remain in pjs all day and to kick back with a Michael Crichton thriller for a few (okay, Lots of) hours. But prior to I indicator off and get to comforting, I wanted to share my latest Ikea hack. It all began with a trio of heat cork trivets…
- Heat cork trivets
- Spray paint in your colours of decision (I used three distinct colors: fuchsia, white and mint)
- Scrap cardboard
- Round cardstock templates (to make these, I plopped a dessert plate on a piece of paper, traced it and reduce it out)
- White acrylic craft paint
- Plastic paint tray
- Foam paint brush
- Printed photographs
- Push pins
- 3M picture-hanging command strips
Start by gathering all of your supplies and make your cardstock templates (see simple peasy guidelines over). Then, go outdoors and lay out a piece of scrap cardboard. Spot your cork trivets on the cardboard, leaving about a foot and a half amongst them to steer clear of overspray.
Up coming, vigorously shake every can of spray paint for thirty seconds, and spray a coat of paint on the trivets in every of your three colors, using a side-to-side sweeping motion and with the can held about a foot away from the trivets. Permit the paint to dry for an hour, and then go back and give them another coat. Repeat, if required, a third time and then let the cork trivets dry overnight.
Following that, it’s time for the “frame.” That is, a hand-painted white circle in the center of the painted trivets, which in the end will aid to make your photos genuinely pop. To create the result, lay your cardstock template in the center of the initial trivet. You might measure this out if you desire to, but I just eye-balled it. Then, trace the circle with a pen and use a foam paint brush to colour in the lines. Repeat on the 2nd trivet. To give the white trivet a bit of curiosity, I extra a pink center section. Let the paint to dry for thirty minutes and then give each a second coat if you can even now see the spray painted shade through the center.
The subsequent step is to collect your printed pictures. For this illustration, I just printed a handful of pleased blog-connected, creative moment. Lay all of your photos on a flat surface, then grab either a second smaller sized cardstock template or any round discovered object you have handy to use for tracing. I utilised a soup mug since it was the perfect size and was simple to trace. Center the template on top of the photo—the part you want to minimize out—and then run a pen lightly all around the edge. Use scissors to minimize out your photograph following the lines.
Last but not least, grab your favored push pins—mine came from this Kate Spade tackle box, but there have a tendency to be tons of cute possibilities in the Target dollar segment, too—and pin your photos to the center of your painted trivets. Once more, I just eye-balled it, but feel cost-free to measure for precision if you favor.
To hang your painted trivet frames, include 3M command hooks (the kind produced for image hanging) to the leading center segment on the back of every trivet and press them onto the wall. I enjoy the graphic appeal of these round frames and photographs and, of program, can’t cease happily sighing in excess of all of that rather color. What do you feel?
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