Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wine Cork Board

Do you have a bunch of wine corks that you've been saving and just waiting for an idea of what to do with them? Me too! My jar that I kept them in was beginning to overflow so it was time to figure something out. Plus I haven't done any crafty projects for a while and I was beginning to have withdrawals.



My idea of slicing them up didn't work to well the first time around, but this time - Success!! Check it out!



 This was pretty easy to do. To begin I pulled out my scroll saw and sliced those babies up. (If you don't have a scroll saw or other thin bladed saw Kara Paslay used an Exacto knife to slice corks for her project.)


At first I tried pushing the cork through the blade, but that seemed to take a long time and was hard on the blade. So instead I began to rotate the cork into the blade and it sliced up easily.


I didn't measure the cork sized exactly, just eyeballed them. This left me with a few odd ends but I still had more than enough to complete the frame.



The cutting didn't take very long with the saw; before I knew it I had cut all my slices and was ready to arrange them. 

I used a frame I already had and just added some white spray paint. I wanted the frame to be neutral so the texture of the cork would stand out.



To arrange the corks I used the cardboard insert that came with the frame as my backing. I arranged them the way I wanted them glued them down using Aleene's Craft Glue.



After that I let it dry and was done! Easy and fun!



I like the texture of the cork and how the varies sizes give it interest. I also left some of the brand marks right side up for some extra detail.



Not only is it decorative art- it's functional as well!


I think cork is so versatile. It's eco friendly and easy to come by. Have you ever used cork in a project? 

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23 comments:

Pepa said...

I saw you at The Shabby Chic Cottage. I love you Wine Cork Board! Thank's for sharing :)

Madigan at madiganmade said...

I love the different widths of each cork. Great texture. It looks cute and functional.

Jeanna said...

Eek! It's so awesome. I need one of these.

Jeanna @ dramaqueenseams.blogspot.com

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love that you cut these for this-different from most. Thanks for linking up!

Lindsay said...

Very creative! I have TONS of winecorks ;)...So I could totally do this! Great diy

-Lindsay
Delighted Momma

Susanne said...

Great idea! Thank you from DK :)

shopannies said...

what a creative idea love it

Rhiannon said...

loooove corks! looks great!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I love this and yes, I do use corks in my projects! They're so versatile! Here's an art piece I did with them:
http://viv-spot.blogspot.com/2011/04/wine-cork-artwork-tutorial.html
Found you at Funky Junk! :)

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Kara @ Kara Paslay Designs said...

Fantastic job, Rachelle! It looks great! I'm going to have to whip out my scroll saw and see how much easier it is than using an exacto knife! :)

the cape on the corner said...

ack, love this!

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

This is great - well done! Happy Met. Monday from your newest follower :O)

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

this gives me an excuse to hit trader joe's and buy more wine. all in the interest of doing this project...

you will be featured tonight!

Thanks for linking up at Creative Juice. Hope to see you back tonight!

Danielle said...

I love this idea - I have a bunch of corks this might be what I do with them.

danielle

Jill said...

Great idea- and lovely tutorial too! I'm a bit concerned though that your 'to do' list pinned to the finished board is empty......really???? I've never had an empty list like that!! Must be nice!! :)

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Mimi said...

Yep - I've been stashing some corks too - don't want to throw them out! Love what you did with your wine corks and can't wait to try this

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

Great idea! Love the look of it!

Thanks for sharing!

Here's my linky :)
http://jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com/2011/06/gift-bag-redo-diy.html

thediplomaticwife said...

I just love this idea of yours!! I think I will be collecting my corks from now on! Thanks so much for sharing!

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

I love this so much that I included it in my roundup of awesome wine and champagne cork projects here. Feel free to grab a featured button if you want! Thanks for sharing!

-Mel the Crafty Scientist

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

LOVE this! I don't have a scroll saw and I know I'd lose a finger or two using an exacto but I have a wonderful, handy neighbor I bet I could coerce into helping with this!

Jen..The Butterfly Effect said...

You are just brimming with innovation! Thanks for the share :)!!

Scrapper Myra said...

Great idea. Love it. I have a lot, and I mean a lot of corks.