What I Used:
3 Cork Pot Stands [Ikea, £2.50]
Sticky Back Plastic [HobbyCraft, £5.00]
Craft Knife / Scissors / Ruler / Pencil
Before I get started with this Mondays DIY, I thought I'd just give you the heads up that painting on to these cork pot stands isn't going to end happily. Don't spend time creating, carving and cutting stencils - you'll only end up with at least an hour of your life you can't get back and abandoning the project for a good month to recover. Just letting you know.
I'm a fan on storage / space saving / accessories being decorative as well as functional. I've made a speech bubble noticeboard before and this project largely follows from that - creating pinboards that are decorative if not in full use, three times lucky.
As the paint was a huge fail [I should have known, these cork pot stands were only ever going to absorb everything] I pondered on what to use instead for a few weeks until I decided sticky back plastic deserved a come-back in my life and found a nice roll of embossed light-gold plastic in my second home. A little pricey - but I used such a small amount, this has many a projects-worth for your pounds.
Although the plastic adheres really well to the cork, it isn't permanent - unlike if used on paper - and can be moved about if you change your mind on the placement [or in a couple of months, the design!]