Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Put A Cork On It

Worst blog post title to date?  Possibly.  Moving on...

I had a bunch of corks that my generous (and wine-loving) neighbors gave me for crafts a while back.  I decided to make a corkboard.  Here's what I used:  

serrated knife

First, I began cutting corks in half and laying them out over my frame...

As with the cork placecard holders I made a while back, you have to be seriously careful cutting your corks.  I cut my finger pretty badly doing this.  In fact, I would suggest just using whole corks instead of cutting them in half.  It would work just as well.

Once I had most of the corks on, I realized that there was a space that didn't fit whole corks...

...time to chop up a few more corks and fit them in...

Once the frame was full, I knew exactly where each cork would go and was ready to start glueing them down.

I put a dollop of Gorilla Glue on each cork and pressed it into place (notice my Curious George bandaged finger... I wasn't joking about slicing up my hand):

Once the corks were all on, I let the glue dry overnight and then put the corkboard to work...

If you look carefully, you can see some of the Gorilla Glue leaking out around the corks.  If I do this again, I'll use a little less (or choose a clear glue).

What do you think?  Not bad for upcycling!  Stay homey!


  1. cute! I have jars full of corks and have been brainstorming about what to do with them!

  2. great idea! i need some neighbors like yours to give me their corks. it's slow going on my own, lol. the boyfriend prefers beer, so i'm going at the wine myself!

    1. Haha, yeah it may take a while! I tried to collect corks before my wedding (it was at a vineyard, so I thought maybe I'd use them in a crafty way for wedding decor) and even with my pre-wedding-stress-drinking, we didn't gather that many!

  3. That is so clever!! Would love to have you link up again tomorrow! Hope to see you there!

  4. I have enough corks to make dozens of these (don't judge me)!!

    Glad you didn't sever any fingers during this too! I love the texture of this - and it's simplicity (my favorite thing)!

    Love the post title too - I would have went Beyonce on this and said "if you like it, then you should of put a cork on it" - which would definitely have been the all time worst post title of all time I'm sure!



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