Well I do…and lots of them. Thanks to my
wino vino friends and a local cafe’ I accumulated an absurd amount of wine and champagne corks for DIY projects.
I have to mention I am far from a “crafty” person but I like to decorate on a budget and turn trash into something useful. This project is not only next to free, it’s eco chic and it takes no time at all if you’re a little on the impatient side. So let’s get jiggy with some corks and a glue gun!
- Wine and champagne corks
- Hot glue gun or liquid cement
- Old picture frame
- x-acto knife
1. Take the glass out of the frame and keep the back. You’ll be gluing the corks on the back so make sure it’s sturdy and not flimsy cardboard.
2. Apply the glue to the cork and place it onto the back.
If you have little gaps here and there just take your x-acto knife and cut little piece of cork to fill in the spaces.
There are several patterns you can come up with, such as swirls, herringbone or use champagne corks for a different look. In my piece I used a couple champagne corks to act as knobs to hang things on. It’s that easy! I almost feeling silly for posting a tutorial on this project, but I wanted to show you how simple it is to turn your garbage into something pretty.