DIY Wine Cork Board
For those of you who love wine, you may find yourself wondering what to do with all those leftover corks. Well, here’s a fun DIY project, an idea that I’m sure it nothing new to you.
Back in 2007, I created my own wine cork board after painstakingly collecting 198 true corks (no synthetics). And no, I did not drink 198 bottles of wine all by myself. Luckily some friends donated to the cause.
I wish I had step-by-step photos, but no such luck. So I’ll do my best to recapture this project for you. Good luck!
Shopping List (16″ x 20″ wine cork board)
- 198+ wine corks (no synthetic corks) – You’ll want extras (see step 2)
- 16″ x 20″ frame – I found mine on clearance at World Market. Check IKEA too.
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Patience :)
How to Assemble
- Remove glass from frame and replace backing.
- Before even touching the glue gun, arrange all your corks. I did this in pairs (see photo). You’ll find many are different sizes, so you have to work with the arrangement. I’m pretty detailed-oriented, so I also made sure all the names were right-side up (or all facing leftward or rightward).
- Once you’ve figured out the arrangement, go ahead and heat up the glue gun. Just pick up one cork at a time, place a straight line of glue on the backside, then immediately replace and hold down for a couple seconds. Continue with the other 197…
- Ta-da! You have yourself a wine cork board! Now start tacking on your favorite photos.