IKEA Creative Hack – Mod Podge + Cork Trivets

I have had these IKEA cork trivets in my studio for forever and a day.

Ikea hack using cork trivets and mod podgeIn fact I bought them way back when we had the Denver IKEA clock blogger challenge.  So I bought them thinking I was going to do something with them but never had any inspiration.

Hark, inspiration hit and I went with it!

I’ve been in to burlap lately {see my Burlap Flower tutorial} and thought I should put some on these cork trivets.

IKEA hack using burlap and mod podge

How to decorate Cork Trivets

Place the round cork trivet on burlap and cut around it.  Then use Mod Podge as a glue, apply it with a foam brush.  Press the burlap on and let dry.

Ikea hack using cork trivets and mod podgeGo around the edges and apply Mod Podge as well to keep the burlap edges from fraying.

Then I got some cute fabric and cut out certain areas {fussy cut} and used Mod Podge again as glue.

After getting it in the right spot, I went over top of it with Mod Podge and it made it lay nice and flat.

Ikea hack using cork trivets and mod podge You may see a milky film over it, don’t worry it will dry clear.

To finish these cute trivets, I broke out the glue gun and some ruffled fabric embellishments.

Ikea hack using cork trivets and mod podgeNot having enough, I improvised on the third trivet and used some 2″ strips of fabric, folded them in half lengthwise, glued it {which makes a tube}, and then cut little tabs in it.  Glued it to the trivet.  It left a raw edge so I glued some ric rac over top to cover the raw edges.

Ikea hack using cork trivets and mod podgeThat’s pretty much it.  I added on a tab to hang them on.  You can use anything: strip, fabric, wire … whatever floats your boat!

Ikea hack using cork trivets and mod podge

Ikea hack using cork trivets and mod podgeKinda in love with this one…

Ikea hack using cork trivets and mod podgeThey are so pretty!!

IKEA hack using burlap and mod podgeSo pretty that they are staying in my studio!

IKEA hack using burlap and mod podge

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