Recycle all those wine corks into something fun! Have you ever looked at how different and interesting the designs are on wine corks? Show them off by adding them to a letter.
- Old wine corks
- Wood letter from craft store
- Cutter board and knife
- Optional hook for hanging letter and sand paper
Gather up all your wine corks. I like red wine so most of the corks were stained, I found that a light rub with sand paper will take off some color. I am using a wooden flat letter from Jo Ann Fabrics, cost about $3. I gave it a quick coat of brown acrylic paint, then a light sanding. First find your favor corks, if it is the saying on it or the picture you will want it showing in the right direction. Map out your design or pattern for the corks.
I cut some of the cork in half, using a sharp knife on a cutting board. I liked the look and round size helped the corks fit into place. Each letter will be a different cork puzzle to figure out, but it is not hard.
I was very careful to place my corks so writing/design was going in the right direction. Start gluing, I’m sure hot glue would work but I love Weldbond Glue. It bonds almost everything it drys clear and does not smell like some strong glues, you can find it in craft stores.
When glue is dry, add hook to back for hanging. Just find the center and good to hammer in place.
You know this would make a great message board, just need decorative push pins.
Still have more wine corks? Take a large clear vase or candle holder, place small clear vase with candle into the larger vase and add your extra corks.
Who’s ready for a glass of wine?!
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