I’ve been saving corks for years. Which was a good thing as it was surprising how many corks it took for this project.
The other challenge was finding the right frame. I knew I needed a frame that was deep enough to accommodate the thickness of the corks. It took quite a bit of searching the thrift shops to find just what I was looking for.
I cut a new backing from corrugated cardboard and stapled it to the back of the frame.
The cork pattern was a result of a Google search. It is actually a quite forgiving design as there is some variation in length of the corks as well as diameter and shape since mine were all used corks.
The only other things I needed was a sharp knife to cut the corks to fit around the edge and my hot glue gun.
To say I was thrilled with how my project turned out is an understatement. Not only will it be a great conversation piece, every cork represents a bottle of wine we shared or a winery we visited. It’s a piece of our history and a reminder of wonderful memories.
I still had some corks left. And another frame. So I created this second bulletin board for my daughter.
She has started a wine cork collection of her own but didn’t have near as many as I did. Between my corks and the ones my son collected from our winery visits, (he wasn’t old enough to drink, but he was cute enough that he always managed to acquire corks from the wineries), I still had plenty available. I used the same pattern since it worked so well.
My husband was impressed with how the bulletin boards turned out. He also remembered that one of the wineries we visited had used corks to create a table top which was done under glass. So now we have a new mission to find just the right table to transform. And to start another collection of wine corks.
There’s only one question tonight. Red or white?