Materials: Kort Art Cards + wood or plywood cut to size + iron-on wood veneer tape (or edging) + drill + utility knife + glue + iron + black marker (optional) matte or glossy varnish
The background: A few years ago, I bought some IKEA art cards that were perfect for the kitchen and was looking for a way of displaying them so they looked a little less cookie-cutter and a little more high-end. A quick trip to the local DIY store provided all the necessary materials for this easy to assemble project.
Instructions: Saw the wood to size (13 x 18 cm) and drill a hole in the back for hanging – paste the card to the wood – iron the veneer strip to the sides of the wood – trim of excess veneer and… enjoy!
Tips: As I wasn’t thinking of posting this hack, I didn’t take step-by-step photos, so here are a few tips.
- Get the lovely people at the home improvement store to cut the wood to size, they will usually do this for little or no additional cost.
- Before gluing on the cards and the veneer, use a black marker to trace the sides and edges. This will help to hide any imperfections if the veneer is not quite straight or the card is smaller than the wood.
- Use books (or something heavy) to weigh the cards down while drying. This will minimize wrinkling.
- Optionally, use a matte or glossy varnish to protect your cards. I would recommend doing this before you attach the veneer.