Why Should I Use Corks for a DIY Project?

 

It
is so much fun to create your own DIY craft projects. You can exercise your
creativity and end up with a good-looking finished product to display in your
home.

Projects
using wine corks are great because they are so easy and don’t need a lot of
specialized supplies. If you don’t drink enough wine, you don’t need to worry.
You can also buy the corks you need online.

Why
not try out some of these projects, either for yourself or to give as gifts?
Many of these projects would also be suitable for children to do, so you can
have fun being creative with your whole family.

Here
are some fun cork projects for you to try:

1. Wine Cork Initial

Create
a decorative initial for display on your wall. You can even create a whole
word, if one letter is not enough for you. All you need are wine corks, a flat
wooden letter, glue, and a picture hanger. You can purchase flat wood letters
at a craft store, or, if you are handy with a jigsaw, you could cut them out
yourself.

All
you need to do is glue each cork to the flat letter. Glue the cork standing up
on its end. Leave the letter flat until the glue is dry. Then you can attach
the picture hanger to the back of the board for hanging. Now you are ready to
hang your initial up on your wall, or display it standing up on a bookcase or
shelf.

2. Cork Bulletin Board

A
cork bulletin board is a fun alternative to the boring bulletin boards sold in
office supply stores. To make it, you will need a picture frame, a piece of
flat wood cut to fit inside the frame, wine corks, and glue. You can get a
piece of wood cut to the size of your frame in a DIY store such as Lowe’s or
Home Depot.

Remove
the glass and cardboard from the picture frame and replace them with the piece
of wood. Then all you need to do is glue each cork down on a piece of wood.
This time you want to lay the cork pieces flat on the board, not standing up
like in the last project. Let the glue dry, and you are done with your bulletin
board. Display it proudly in your home office or in the kitchen to hold notes
or recipes.

3. Wine Cork KeyChain

This
project is super easy to do. You will need a small screw eye, a cork, and a
round key ring.

Screw
the screw eye into the end of the cork. Then thread the key ring onto the eye
of the screw eye, and you are ready to add your keys.

A
nice feature of this key chain is that it floats, so it would be a good one to
take when you go to the pool. That way, if you lose your keys in the pool, you
will not have to go diving for them.

4. Photo Display

For
this project, although you can use a wine cork, a cork from a bigger bottle
might be even better. You will need a cork that can stand upright to hold the
photo. Besides the cork, you will need craft wire, a clothespin, a screw, and a
little glue. If you want, you can also use markers or paint to decorate the
clothespin and cork.

Thread
the wire through the clothespin and then twist it so that the two strands of
wire become one. Make a hole in the top of your cork with a screw. Put a little
glue into the hole. Then push the ends of the twisted wire into the hole.

Once the glue is dry, stand up your cork. The wire will hold up the clothespin. You can then secure a favorite family photo with the clothespin for a nice photo display. These DIY projects are only a few of the many projects you can make in just a couple of hours or less, using the simple wine cork and a few other items. Enjoy your crafting time, and think up some of your own projects for even more fun!

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