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 – I made a DIY Wine Cork Monogram craft.
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- Flat Wood Letter
- Krazy Glue “Craft”
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.”
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.
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Laurie Nykaza says
This is so cute the perfect gift for my friend who has a bar in her home she would love it
this is a unique DIY project and i like the art work its just beyond anything i have ever seen
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.
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. 🙂
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.
Buffy Edwards says
If you don’t drink wine or drink enough of it or you just don’t have the patience to wait however long it would take to save a large amount of corks? Go to your local winery, restaurants, bar or pub. Most of them save their corks & will be happy to give you a small bag full, free of charge. Go daily until you have the amount you need.
This is a great idea!!!!