Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Helpful How-To: Making a Cork Wreath

A small eternity ago, I woke up with a brainstorm involving cork.

Specifically, wine corks.

And I don't drink.

But that wasn't going to stop me from the brilliance that came to me in my dreams....

So I begged all my Facebook friends to contribute their unused corks to my cause.

And I got just enough to complete this project.

Tools needed....

One Cardboard ring. 

Any old cardboard will do.

I cut this one out of a Thirty-one box.

One Glue gun.

About 25 glue sticks.

And about 300 corks.

Start by gluing the corks onto the cardboard. 

Pattern doesn't really matter at this point. 

You are just trying to build a base.

Once you have the cardboard mostly covered, you can start layering.

I pretty much stacked, layered, and glued my finger tips off.

I wanted them to look haphazard.

Then I just glued a ribbon around it.

And hung it.

Easy peasy!

I LOVE it.

I love how every cork has a different design.

And for the record, since I have about 13 wreaths in every room of my house, I eventually removed the ribbon and I am now using this as a centerpiece around a candle on my dining room table.

I absolutely LOVE it.

Now if only I had more corks for the other cork inspired projects I dreamed up that night!

I am linking this project to Beth's Tuesday Tutorial Series.

As well as Amanda's Weekend Bloggy Reading party!

Happy Crafting, ya'll!


Kirsty said...

Very cute! Love that you had to get donated corks! hehe

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Leah, that is awesome!!! It's a statement wreath. ;) You did a great job!

Terry said...

I love how this turned out. I especially like that you only had to use a piece of cardboard for the form. Very frugal, creative, and in the end, beautiful. I am definitely doing this (and I doubt I'll need to ask for wine cork help, lol)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Featured this post over the weekend, and wanted to thank you for linking up!