Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DIY: Wine Cork Letter

DIY Wine Cork Letter

When I spotted this DIY craft on Pinterest, I was immediately intrigued. Not only because I had vast collection of wine corks, but also because I love a good letter project.

DIY Wine Cork Letter

Since I already had a massive cardboard "P" in my garage, as well as paint and a paintbrush, I was ready to get started. I set up my work station outside, grabbed my slate blue paint and got to "phase 1".

DIY Wine Cork Letter

I painted the edges and front of the "P", leaving only the back untouched. Once it was dry, I brought my wine corks out and plugged in my glue gun. This is when I first noticed that I may not have has as many wine corks as I originally thought.  Since my wine drinking days had stopped completely once I was pregnant, I hadn't been adding to my stash as usual.  Thank G for good wine drinking friends like my girl C, who was happy to donate a huge bag to help me get this project done!
 

With my glue gun hot and ready for action, I started to place my corks all along my lovely letter.  I wanted the corks to cover the entire front and really stand out.  I tried to keep the "two buck Chuck" corks to the center so people who took a closer look wouldn't see what a cheap-wino I was.

DIY Wine Cork Letter

Once I got going I was amazed at how quickly I was knocking this thing out. Glue, grab cork, stick, move on..glue, grab cork, stick, move on. Soon I had worked my way through the straight part of my "P" and was ready to take on the curve.

DIY Wine Cork Letter

I moved my cork collection to the center of the "P" for easy picking and flew threw it. The curve proved slightly harder to determine the best cork placement, but I just went for it and it all worked out just fine.

DIY Wine Cork Letter

Soon, I was done! The corks were well placed all over my big "P" and I was ready to have my TH hang it above my vintage bar in the house. Finally, I had finished a long overdue Pinterest project and was thrilled with how it turned out!

DIY Wine Cork Letter

Do you have a large collection of wine corks you aren't sure what to do with? Pinterest projects haunting your boards as well? Share your ideas with us!

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