Wine Cork Board
Do you keep all your old wine corks? You should! Becky Kazana shows us how to turn old wine corks into a fabulous, rustic-looking cork board. If you love the look of this board, but don't drink much wine, you can pick up corks from ebay and other sources. Wine cork crafts are a great way to give you an excuse to drink wine. Wine corks are not an entirely sustainable resource, making it a shame to throw them away. Reuse and repurpose your corks into something you will actually use.
The instructions below show you exactly how to make a wine cork board for your home, giving you the perfect place to pin up notes and reminders. This would make a fantastic way to keep organized in your craft room, as well.
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How to Make a Wine Cork Board
- Wine corks
- Bulletin board
- Glue gun
- Serrated Knife
- Making a bulletin board with wine corks is quite simple. You'll need large collection of corks, a bulletin board and your trusty hot glue gun. (My wonderful husband uses a serrated knife to cut these in half so I only need half as many. Be warned- it's a recipe for sliced fingers. You can also find lots of them on ebay if you're impatient!)
- I recommend laying out your pattern before gluing it down. I like to do a parquet pattern to make them look more interesting and less messy.
- After you have a design worked out, carefully hot glue each cork to the board. (I like to use an actual cork bulletin board so any gaps are less noticeable.)
Find even more recycled crafts that allow you to reuse wine corks into brand new DIY crafts in 17 Whimsical Wine Cork Crafts.
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Apr 30, 2017
My friends have huge stashes of corks and for gifts we made a similar project using a square shape of wood and gluing the corks in the same pattern but for trivets! We sawed the corks in half lengthwise so it had one long flat surface and this worked well. We worked together like an assembly line and made dozens of these trivets for holiday gifts. I use mine not only for hot serving dishes, but I put my iron on it too. Since we had so many corks, we made sure each trivet had a few of the more decorative corks. And used both sides of the cork on that trivet so they would get both views. This bulletin board is such a great idea, I am going to suggest it to my friend for our next project together! Love it!
Mar 04, 2013
What a neat idea! It looks really cool. You can also find recycled corks (and recycled champagne corks too) online: http://www.corkstore.com/Products/Recycled-Corks
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Jan 26, 2013
I like using empty picture frames with the glass taken out. It has a brown background color and you can pack the corks in tight. It's nice because it stands upright and you can tack pictures on it interchangeably esp. for the holidays, or keep it on a stand by the front door to hold important messages and mail. Either way, its a fun project.
Jan 25, 2013
Very clever idea. I have been collectic corks but for other person....maybe i keep them and prepare this BB, which is so easy!
Jul 05, 2012
Too bad Pinterest blocked this craft! I really wanted to pin this. :(
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Jan 08, 2012
You can also buy a bag of unused corks @ places like Walmart in their floral dept. I'm sure some of the local craft stores would have them as well. I really really like this idea, it's so useful but doesn't look at all like the bulletin boards used at school & work. Gotta give this a go.
Jan 09, 2011
I love this! I have a very special cork I saved from a bottle of wine we had before my daughters college graduation dinner at a winery. I've written on there when and what it's from and now I could use it on like the upper corner of the cork board and see it all the time!
Jan 07, 2011
Thanks Becky. This is such a great idea. Cork Boards are notoriously thin and now my large head stick pins will hold my ever increasing stuff on the board better.
Dec 09, 2010
If we have any corks lying around we donate them to the Melbourne Zoo (Australia) the money they get from recycling them went towards the new elephant exhibit :) Great idea though.
Dec 09, 2010
What a great way for someone who is a compulsive "might need this some day" collector to clear out one craft stash .
May 03, 2010
Super genial la idea de reciclar los corchos de vino voy a juntar Muy agradecida. Un abrazo.
Jan 10, 2010
Made in a smaller size, they could be used as hot pads. Great idea, I'm going hunting for corks!
Jan 10, 2010
There is a crafter in our area that makes cork hot plates and sells them. They are gorgeous and truly add a delightful touch in the kitchen! He uses the same method to make them, but attaches the corks to wood blocks and adds a nice wood trim around the outside. They are great, as the cork will not burn from hot items placed on them ) Easy and fun to make! Marilee, Spring, TX.
Jan 02, 2010
I like this I think Ill Hit ebay for some corks since I'm a tea person my self.
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