This DIY project is not only pretty fun to make, but it’s also a good excuse to drink more wine! I’ve been saving up wine corks for awhile to use for crafting purposes, and when I found this cute plastic frame at a thrift store last week I knew it would make a cute little cork board for my entry way.
What you need:
- lots of wine corks (I used about 20 corks for a 9x11in frame – you’ll need more or less depending on the size of your frame)
- A cute frame (one that has a back)
- Hot glue
- Chalkboard paint and a paintbrush
You’ll start out by cutting each cork in half length-wise with some heavy duty scissors. This can be a little frustrating and tedious, but some corks are way easier to cut than others. I did use a small paring knife to get through the middle of some of the more sturdy corks, but be very careful since it’s kind of hard to cut something so small!
Next, you’ll need to arrange the corks around the frame in any way that fits. You can have them all pointing the same direction, or scattered. I arranged mine just going different directions. You’ll probably also have to cut a couple of the corks in half width-wise to fit into smaller spaces. Once you have them arranged, hot glue the corks in place.
If, like mine, your corks don’t perfectly fit into the size of your frame, you can add a little chalkboard section at the top to write notes. I left about an inch and a half and used about three coats of chalkboard paint.
Note: I didn’t glue down the top row of corks until after the paint had dried so there wasn’t a weird gap.
Done! Now you can pin memos and photos or whatever to a unique board made with love (wine)!