diy project: maya*made sack hack


i know wednesday is normally diy day but i couldn’t resist sharing this cool diy project from maya at maya*made. she decided to update the traditional cork board idea with something fun and different- coffee/grain/flour sacks. i love the way she’s re-purposed them here (though some of them are lovely i’d hang them as is) and made such a fun and easy project from them. click here for the full instructions or just click “read more” for details below. you can also click here for maya’s original post. [thanks, maya!]


Maya’s Sack Hack
(click here for her post and full instructions)

What You’ll Need:

  • bulletin board
  • staple gun
  • scissors
  • coffee sack (Maya suggests calling your local roaster)

Steps:

1. Cut your sack open along seam to get the largest useable piece of burlap out of it.
2. Measure your board and cut your covering with about 2-3 inches surplus around each side.
3. Position the graphic where you’d like them and secure it with a couple of thumb tacks.
4. Flip cork board over and staple burlap to back side. Don’t pull taut or you will skew the graphics. (Maya says: “I pulled it tightly the first time and regretted it. My second go at it left the letters a little wavy still, but it didn’t bother me.”)

Click here for more photos and details on this project at Maya*Made

tiffanykapri

i have a basmati rice sack or two that MUST now be made into cork boards!

Catherine

I love it!!! I get burlap bags of Basmati rice from Whole Foods, and they have beautiful detailing. I just found a new use. My small bulletin boards don’t know what’s about to hit them :)

mayaluna

I’m so happy others love burlap sacks, too! They are such a wonderful material for repurposing and reusing. Thanks, Grace!

rick

our local coffee shop in saugatuck, mi does this for their board. very cool.

Cindy

what a great idea, I just returned from Hawaii and brought a bag home, not knowing what I’d do with it, but knowing I’d figure something out. Thanks.

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