Organizing small items is probably the hardest because these things have a way of creeping into our homes and then building up into a mountain of junk. A dedicated storage space for small, everyday items should help clear your counter space and reduce clutter, like today’s small apartment DIY!
Today’s small apartment DIY is from by jungalow.com and it will have you making these multipurpose hanging wall pockets. These hanging wall pockets are not only versatile; they pull double duty as pretty wall decors too! Also, they are ridiculously easy to make, you can create several of these in one sitting.
These multipurpose wall pockets can be used in any room, particularly the entryway, near your work desk, in the kitchen or any room where clutter seems to build up fast. You can use these wall pockets to store bills, keys, receipts, even your favorite accessories! Are you ready to make your own catch-all wall pockets? Let’s get started!
You will need:
Round cork mats (various sizes)
Leather scrap pieces big enough to use for pocket
Small upholstery tacks
½ inch wide leather strips
Hot glue and a hot glue gun
Step 1: Prepping the Materials
Using a pair of scissors, cut the leather pieces into smaller circular pieces. The cut leather pieces should be smaller than the cork mat that you’ll use. Cut the top of the leather circle to create a small pocket shape. Flip the leather pocket and apply hot glue on the edges. Carefully set the leather piece into the cork mat, making sure only the sides stick, not the top. Also, make sure the top of the leather pocket is loose so you can store more stuff later.
Step 2: Attaching the Upholstery Tacks
Once the leather pieces are attached to the cork mats, you need to reinforce the corners so the glued bits won’t come off. You can use whatever leather accents you like to set the corners firmly in place. Leave the glue to dry completely. After leaving the glue to dry, you can start attaching the upholstery tacks.
Step 3: Attaching the Leather Strips
After assembling the materials and attaching the upholstery tacks, it’s time to add the leather strips. You can use glue to set the leather strips in place or upholstery tacks. If you’re using glue, simply apply the hot glue to the perimeter of the cork mat and then lay down the leather strips neatly at the bottom of the cork board.
If you’re using upholstery tacks, flip the cork board, lay the ends of the leather strip flat on either side of the mat and set these in place with upholstery tacks. Tie a knot at the end of the leather strip to create a loop. Your new catchall wall pockets are now ready! You can make several of these, use a couple at home and the rest, you can give away as housewarming gifts.
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