DIY Wine Cork Monogram Craft

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Do you save the cork when you open a bottle of wine? Every time we open a bottle, we toss ours in to a tall vase. We’ve been saving for years, and now that our cork vase was full (again) I decided it was time to do something with all of those corks – it was craft time.

DIY Wine Cork Monogram Craft
Years ago, I made a corkboard for my best friend’s wedding that still hangs in her kitchen. Inspired by that corkboard, I wanted to try something different. I decided to embellish a monogram with corks as a wedding gift for my cousin. Because who doesn’t love a giant monogram wedding gift?!

Materials

  • Flat Wood Letter
  • Krazy Glue “Craft”
  • Corks

After much debate, I decided on a 10-inch letter from Michaels that cost $3.99 (less the 40% off coupon I used!). FYI – It took 83 corks to cover the 10 inch “D” and 69 to cover the “P.”

Cork Monogram Krazy Glue
How to Make a Cork Monogram

When you are ready to start gluing, lay out a few corks at a time. I found it best to work in batches. I would lay them out on the letter how I wanted them, glue them and then move on to the next group.

Very Important Tip – Work from the bottom up. I started at the top and worked down, and when I got to the bottom I realized I didn’t have enough rom for the corks if I wanted to stay flush with the wood back so it would stand up. That’s why things look a little squished. If I worked from the bottom up, I would have just let the corks hang off a bit.

Wine Cork DIY Monogram
What I liked about using the “Craft” Krazy Glue is that it gave me some time to adjust things. Working in batches of six – eight corks, I put glue on each cork and put it back in its place. When I completed the batch, I capped my glue and made any adjustments necessary. Per the instructions I also pressed each cork in place for approximately 30 seconds. At that point, I could feel the glue drying and the cork being held in place.Krazy strong, Krazy fast.

Cork Craft Krazy Glue
I also like the finish that the Krazy Glue gave my project. “Craft” Krazy Glue is a thicker gel so it doesn’t drip or make a mess leaving the project clean of excess glue spots. It also stuck my corks firmly on the board, even the uneven corks, without looking lumpy.

DIY Wine Cork Craft
While I was working on my “D” things were going so well (and quick) I decided to make a second letter “P.” I made these masterpieces in minutes – about 15 minutes each.

Wine Cork Letter Monogram DIY
Each letter stands easily on its own, or you could add a bracket on the back for hanging. But I like the idea of them sitting on a shelf.

Wine Cork Monogram Craft
I love the way they turned out, and they were super easy. So if you have a pile of corks lying around at your house, turn them into a monogram. With Krazy Glue it is fun and easy!

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Monogram Wine Cork Craft
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Comments

  1. Laurie Nykaza says:

    This is so cute the perfect gift for my friend who has a bar in her home she would love it

  2. this is a unique DIY project and i like the art work its just beyond anything i have ever seen

  3. I like this idea! I’ve seen bowls on wine corks on a few people’s kitchen counters, but I haven’t liked most of the other ways I’ve seen to nicely display them.

  4. Dianna Thomas says:

    I love this– I don’t drink enough wine to save any corks– but I’m sure some of my friend wouldn’t mind helping me out some–This such a great idea for our patio –it feels sort of like being at the beach and this with some twisted thin ropes added to the initials would work well.. Thanks for the inspirational idea. :-)

  5. Jill Myrick says:

    This is a really neat idea. My husband has bags of wine corks that he has saved over the years and this would be a great way to use them. He would love this.

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