Upcycle Trivets into Stenciled Bulletin Boards

I still have love affair with this paint. I just can’t stop testing it out on a variety of surfaces. I’ve tried plastic, rocks, and this time its cork.

Multi-surface satin paint for trivet bulletin board craft

For this easy upcycle craft idea, I started with a 3-pack of cork trivets that I found at IKEA for $2. I knew they would make great mini bulletin boards, but of course they needed some decorative crafty flair first.

Have you ever used stencils? With the right design, you can turn some ordinary into something fabulous really easily.

I used Americana Mixed Media stencils (“Angular Motion”) and Paint Pouncer Accessories to create a cool chevron pattern on each cork circle trivet.

Usually I’m crafting for my tween, but this home decor DIY project was all me. I knew I had the perfect space in my home office to hang these fun decorative bulletin boards. I used the new Americana Multi-Surface Satin paints in Chartreuse, Flamingo Pink, and Deep Turquoise.

Upcycle Craft DIY- Cork Trivets into Stenciled Bulletin Boards @clubchicacircle

If you have never used stencils before, here are a couple tips to keep in mind. Painters tape is your friend. Make sure to tape your stencil in place securely to avoid movement. I even taped down the cork trivet to my table so it wouldn’t move either. When using a stencil brush or pouncer, it’s best to use an up and down motion with a light touch over the stencil. It’s not like painting in the lines of the stencil, it’s more like filling in the stencil with paint. I also let the paint dry before taking my stencil off to ensure a clean line. And always clean up your stencil after use, and store flat.

After my stenciled cork bulletin boards were dry, I used these adhesive wall hangers to attach to my wall.

Upcycled Cork Board Stenciled Trivets Room Decor Craft

That’s it! Simple as that!

My tween has been so excited to start her first year of middle school and getting her first school locker, she has been creating so many locker crafts this past week. This stenciled bulletin board craft was so easy, I even made a magnetic version for my girl for her locker with her initial on it.

Trivet locker bulletin board tween craft idea

I just attached self-adhesive magnet strips on the back. For the black and white polka-dots, I used the back of a pencil eraser as a stamping tool.

Check out this cool idea for an upcycled trivet craft—love this stenciled mousepad idea from Natalme!

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Happy crafting!


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  6 comments for “Upcycle Trivets into Stenciled Bulletin Boards

  1. Kelly Meyer
    September 2, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Your ideas are so awesome! Even for puppy-moms like me. Keep the cool ideas coming. So doing the cork trivet. .,

  2. September 2, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Looks great! Love the chev!

  3. Linda
    September 4, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Love this idea!! Where did u get the cute push pins from?

    • September 4, 2013 at 7:01 am

      Thanks Linda! We found the cute push pins at Target.

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