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…
From the entrance into the home, to the kitchen or yes, above the desk use a little wall pocket to store frequently used (and frequently lost) items, like your sunglasses, keys and overdue bills…
Here’s how to make them:
What you need:
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
What you do:
1. Cut the leather pieces 1/2″ smaller than the cork mat you will use
2. Cut the ‘top’ of the circle to create ‘pocket’ shape.
3. Put hot-glue around the round perimeter of the leather piece and carefully glue it the cork mat on all sides but the top
4. Add upholstery where desired to accent the leather and to reinforce corners
5. Once dry, hold corner tack down with one thumb and carefully stretch the leather to give it some room for the ‘stuff.’
6. 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.
7. Tie a knot in the top of the leather strip to create a loop to hang the cork mat from.
8. Hang your wall pockets in a cluster or by itself.
9. Revel in the cuteness!
Creative direction, photography and styling by Justina Blakeney, crafting by Natalie Gluck for The Jungalow. This post was created in partnership with Lowe’s. Check out or Pinterest board Justina’s Creative Home for more fun DIY ideas!