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.