I finally had a break and got back into creating something.
I came into about 500 corks from generous wine drinkers so I’m able to continue creating fun things. This time I made a cork board out of a wooden tray. The trays I found at a garage sell for a $1 each. At the time I didn’t know what I’d do with them but I knew to get them at that bargain price. This is how I’m inspired to create something.
I started by staining the tray. I like the look of a black tray with the browns of the corks. At first I used a stain….
Didn’t like the look, it was too light for this project. I stopped into Michael’s and picked up a bottle of glossy black paint.
One coat with enough since I had already stained the tray. Once it was dry I laid out the corks inside the tray.
It took me an hour to decide how to layout the corks. I googled designs as well but you really have to play around and see what fits right. I didn’t want to cut any corks mostly out of laziness. I made this cork board decor for a friend so I needed some sort of design to personalize it. This is when my Silhouette machine comes in handy for a quick vinyl letter sticker.
Once I placed the letter where I want it I started to hot glue the corks in. That was a process! Corks are not all the same size; different lengths and widths. Once I figured it out I glued each one down. And here’s the final product….
My cat, Summer, insisted he be in my photo. That darn cat!
What do you think? I liked how it turned out very much. Now I just need to add a wall hanger. I think my friend will like it…..