From The Jungalow: When I first saw these cork mats wandering through my local Lowe’s, I immediately thought they’d work well as a grouping of bulletin boards for over my desk, but then, scrolling through Pinterest I came across a few of those belt/mirror things like these and from there came up with the idea of making versatile wall pockets that can be used in any room of the house…
– Round cork mats in various sizes
– Leather scrap pieces big enough to use for pocket(these were found at my local fabric shop)
– Small upholstery tacks
– 1/2″ wide Leather strips
– Hot glue and a hot glue gun
- Cut the leather pieces 1/2″ smaller than the cork mat you will use.
- Cut the ‘top’ of the circle to create ‘pocket’ shape.
- Put hot-glue around the round perimeter of the leather piece and carefully glue it the cork mat on all sides but the top.
- Add upholstery where desired to accent the leather and to reinforce corners.
- Once dry, hold corner tack down with one thumb and carefully stretch the leather to give it some room for the ‘stuff.’
- Glue the leather strip to the perimeter of the cork, making sure the ends of the leather strips are glues together neatly at the bottom of the cork board.
- Tie a knot in the top of the leather strip to create a loop to hang the cork mat from.