Wine corks remind me of my courtship with my husband. During that time we enjoyed all sorts of things we don't get to do any more: expensive restaurants, plays, bars...and wine. Not only did we not have children or a house payment, but I got pregnant days after our wedding, and, while still breast-feeding, got pregnant again 9 months later. So, needless to say, I haven't had much wine lately. However, since we are sentimental, we saved many of the corks from the bottles we've shared, and my husband continues to save corks from the wine he shares with family and friends.
We had quite a few corks...humm...what to do with them?
Here is what I came up with:
I love the different marking on the corks, and how wine soaked into some corks differently and I wanted to show both of these things. I'm happy with how it turned out, and it is a fun addition to our wine rack.
This is a simple and easy project, but here is a quick run-down of how to do it.
For this project all you need is lots of corks, a piece of cardboard, a wine colored piece of cardstock, a hot glue gun and an exact-o-knife.
First, trace your monogram onto cardboard and cut it out with an exact-o-knife. I then cut out another monogram shape from the wine colored cardstock and placed that on top of the cardboard just in case there were tiny gaps between the corks.
Then--get creative! I just started laying out the corks and gluing down as I went. I used the exact-o-knife to cut and trim corks so they better fit the monogram. And after the glue was dry I was done!
Easy and fun!
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