1.06.2010

Project Wednesday: "Cork" Boards

I have had so many projects that I have wanted to get done for a long time, but just did not have the time to complete them, let alone even GET to them. So this recent staycation that Fer and I have been on has afforded me a good amount of time to get to a lot of things and here is one of them.

I have been collecting wine corks for a long time and for the most part just store them in two large glass cookie jars, but have been wanting to make something with them for awhile (which is why I collect so many.) I made a coaster a few months back and I do plan to make more of those but this time I used a good amount of the corks up on these "cork" boards for our kitchen.

I have had these pictures for quite a while and they have served their purpose but now I found a new purpose for them. They are a good size and as you'll see below the detail on the edge of the frame lends itself to a classy bulletin board, right. :)


So armed with some black acrylic paint and tons of corks I went to work. I thought it would be a good idea to paint over the whole picture in black in case any of it showed thru the corks it would be more uniform that way.
Here they are all covered.

Then I started to arrange the corks, not as quick and easy as you would think if you want it to look good. I arranged them all make sure they fit well and looked good and then I started gluing.

Here they are all arranged and ready to be glued.


gotta love the glue gun. :)

I would take a few out at a time so I wouldn't lose the arrangement I wanted them to be in and glue each one individually.


all done. Don't they look GREAT. I would say start to finish the project probably took 2 1/2 hours most of the time spent gluing each cork down of course.


looks good.

I hung them on the wall with Velcro. I am very impressed with the outcome.


and now to put it to use.

9 comments:

Debbie said...

VERY cool! Love them, love them, love them!

nue said...

hello! came across your project on yhl! your cork boards are so charming. what a cute little dog too! love the rest of the blog as well.

Keeley said...

Great idea! I have hundreds of corks. This is a great project. I also like your coaster idea.

http://delkeelife.blogspot.com/

Cara Beth said...

Great job! Love this idea! I have been collecting corks for a while to do this very same idea.

LeJess said...

Love it! I've been saving my corks for months to do a similar project. Just out of curiosity, what size frames were those? The corks fit perfectly!

Emily said...

Love this idea!!

Anonymous said...

Nice work! They look great!

Kayla said...

Such a good idea. and they look so classy!

Emily said...

Thanks so much for all the comments and for visiting my blog!!

I posted some more details regarding the project here:
http://simplyem.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-was-feature.html

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