10 IKEA Trivet Hacks: Fast And Easy Decorating Ideas

Welcome to our deep dive into IKEA Trivet Hacks. Let’s look at all the innovative methods to repurpose the humble, yet versatile, Ikea cork trivets. Our imaginative DIY hacks will offer you tips and tricks for personalizing, repurposing, and upcycling these basic home essentials into creative pieces of art and functionality. We’re shining a spotlight on the adaptable IKEA trivets, showcasing their potential beyond their intended use. This Ikea piece can be turned into decor for your shelf. Or a message board or a bunch of other cool things I’m about to show you. So grab a few cheap packs! And get ready to redefine the versatility of IKEA trivets in ways you’ve never imagined before. 

What is a trivet?

Cup of tea with the blue teapot on a cork trivet on a blue table, ikea trivet hacks

A trivet is a small stand used for holding hot items such as pots and pans. They are usually made of heavy-duty metal, although they can also be made from wood or even ceramic. Their purpose is to provide a stable surface on which to place hot items when they are removed from the stove, oven or microwave. This prevents damage to surfaces like a kitchen island, countertops and tables.  

10 Ways To Hack Ikea Cork Trivets

Thumbtack Mirror Trivet Hack

I’m starting with this thumbtack mirror because I think it is such a great and dramatic transformation from the humble cork pad.

And no one would probably ever guess how really simple this hack is. You can totally do this. In like, 20 minutes probably. Find the full tutorial for the Thumbtack Mirror on Curbly.

Personalized Cork Circle

This hack doesn’t change the function, but it totally elevates it by burning these adorable designs into the cork.

I have to admit, this one is a smidge tricky and requires you to have some wood-burning tools. If you’re patient and willing to grab the tools you need, you can do this and you will love it. You’ll love it because using wood-burning tools is mesmerizing. It smells good and it’s just so satisfying to see the design come to life.  You can find the full tutorial for the Burned Trivets on Where The Smiles Have Been.

Not everyone has a wood burner in their craft room or is at that skill level though! So, you could use a Sharpie pen and stencils.

Catch-All Wall Pockets: Ikea Hack For Storage

This is hands down my favorite Ikea trivet hack. There’s no other way to describe this than, cool. It’s cool, right? I love the leather. I love that it’s stylish but in a very utilitarian way.  And who knew that you could find a way to use it for extra storage? You can fit a lot of little accessories in there. You can find the tutorial for the Catch-All Wall Pockets on The Jungalow.

Coasters Turned Wall Sconces

Wait someone made a wall sconce out of one of these. Just wrap your brain around the level of creativity that takes. This is why I love getting inspiration from others. You can find the tutorial for this Wall Sconce on Apartment Therapy.

DIY Trivet Jewelry Organizer

This hack uses pins to hold that pretty fabric in place and then is transformed into a jewelry organizer! You can find the full instructions for the Jewelry Organizer on Smart & Snazzy.

Ikea Hacked a Corkboard

It’s basically the same material as, you guessed it, a corkboard.  This means IKEA trivets are also perfect for sticking thumbtacks or other small sharp objects into it.

I can see this happening in dorm rooms across America. It’s simple and cheap. Perfect for college students.

You can find the full tutorial for the Message Board on Make Calm Lovely.

Repurpose Table Protectors Into Picture Frames

I really love these pretty painted photo frames. This is simple and a great reason to get some of those awesome photos off your phone. I can also see this done with other images. Maybe a circle cut out of a sentimental card you just can’t toss?

Grab some spray paint and check out the full tutorial for the Painted Photo Frame on Dream Green DIY.

Plant Hanger Trivet Hack

This is the funkiest and most elaborate on this list. Not a quick and easy hack for beginners, but it’s doable! This took some serious imagination, people. I mean, that is really a creative piece for your living room or home office. I’ve seen tons of macrame plant hangers that this reminds me of, but nothing quite like this! You can find the full tutorial for the Plant Hanger on Ikea Hackers.

Funky Mirror Trivet Crafts

Do you know what I really love about those wild-looking mirrors made from the trivet? I love that if you closely it looks like it is made of things you found in your kids’ junk toy drawer. But, from a distance, it all works together. And it couldn’t be further from a beige blah corkboard. You can find the full tutorial for the Funky Mirror on Ikea Hackers.

Trivets Turned Wall Art: Turtle

I couldn’t leave this cute guy out. I mean, the colors aren’t my taste, to be honest, but the colors are completely up to you. I’d do blue probably where they’ve done red, but overall this is adorable for a kid’s room. Does it get your brain thinking about what other animals you could make out of these?  You can find the tutorial for the Turtle on Ikea Hackers.

And there you have it, an awesome list of ingenious ways to customize Ikea Cork Trivets. We’ve ventured into the captivating world of Ikea hacks and discovered the multifaceted use of these simple cork trivets, far beyond their traditional role. From wall art to plant hangers and innovative wall sconces, we’ve demonstrated how these Ikea trivets can metamorphose into unique home décor items and functional organizers. We hope this creative adventure has inspired you to see beyond the ordinary and embrace the art of upcycling Ikea cork trivets in your home and life.

caramel candies in a ceramic dish on a woven trivet, ikea trivet hacks

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