I don’t collect coins, or stamps, or tiny figurines….I collect wine corks. I love wine corks, the real ones not the synthetic kind. I think they look cool and I love how they are small but each one is defferent, decorated with the winery’s name or label. I have been collecting them for years and one of the great things about them is their uses. You don’t just have to dump them in a bowl, you can actually make usefull stuff out of them and it looks really pretty!
My first project was a “Cork” board that I made a couple of years ago. It hangs in my kitchen and yes, I actually use it as a bulletin board.
All you need are:
A pretty frame (it needs the glass in it or you could glue an empty frame to some particle board.) This one was actually a bulletin board that I found at Homegoods.
Various wine corks
I made a pattern the corks going two by two horizontally and then vertically.
Once you have your pattern all figured out (fill the entire board before using any glue), start gluing. Glue corks on, in their pattern, one at a time until board is full.
I’ve saved up more corks and I can’t wait to start some new projects! On the list: a trivet and a wreath!