What can I say, over the years we have made our way through a few bottles of wine.
I have saved most of the corks thinking that at some point I would create the most incredible and inventive upcycled cork project ever. Instead I must humbly offer my take on the wine cork bulletin board.
I wanted to try something other than just using the whole cork so I did a little cutting and carving.
I played around with the design until I had a pattern that I liked.
And then glued the design to a piece of cardboard with a hot glue gun.
I decided to experiment with some Elmer's glue in the gaps.
It didn't really fill in that well but it least it will help secure the corks to the cardboard.
Once the glue was dry I cut off the excess cardboard and added some pop tab hanger hooks with E6000 glue.
Some of my cuts weren't great but I am pretty happy with the final result.
I also did a little paper weaving experiment with some magazine pages. Sorry I didn't get a lot of in process pictures. I used a hot glue gun to secure some of the intersections and to finish the top edge. Then I added a coat of polycrylic to make it water repellent.
Thanks for stopping by. I do hope you have found some inspiration here. I always love to hear your comments and don't forget to link your own upcycled and recycled projects in the November Craft Challenge running all month long.