Sunday, November 9, 2008

It only took 80 bottles of wine...

The finished cork board (as seen during photo week), a great place for a wine drinker to pin up all those great ideas that come do mind while enjoying a few glasses.


The frame is a simple wood frame I found at the craft store and stained dark. It happens to be a 12" x 12" frame to fit scrapbooking sheets, but it perfectly fit an even number of corks and already had hanging hardware on the back! The setup: The huge chemistry book was to place on top while the wood glue dried. The cutting board and old knife were used to cut the half pieces at the end of each row.


I thought this would also make a nice place to put hot pots and dishes on the table, probably make some smaller ones in the future just to use as hot pads. I'm also interested in trying to dye some of the corks with fabric dye or colored stain to create a pattern and add some punch!

4 comments:

Jen said...

Looks great Steph! Hot pads is a great idea too.

Sara said...

Well done! Looks great as a plate. You're so darn crafty! How much did this project cost, if you don't mind me asking?

Amy Kingman said...

This looks awesome!!! Nice work! I love the functional use as well as the work of art! You're so cool. :)

Steph said...

Thanks! As far as the cost, I pretty much had everything but the frame, which was around $5. All the other materials and tools I had laying around: Lots of corks, wood glue, stain, old steak knife, cutting board, and the black paper backing. Some might say those corks cost a lot, but I look at it as recycling!