Friday, January 6, 2012
I saw this project on Pinterest via Sherry @ Young House Love the other day and immediately had to make one, or three. You see, there are still three huge bins of corks in my basement, and any new idea to use them up has great appeal. I will probably never use them all, unless I cover a wall with them. Hmmmm....
I found a different challenge here. The project I've linked to above suggests that you glue your corks to a wooden letter cutout. You can buy wooden letters from your local craft store, like A.C. Moore or Michael's, but the ones I found were too small. I did find this online resource that seems to have a lot of different sizes and styles to choose from, and I would definitely order some if I was patient.
I wanted something substantial, so I decided to make a custom letter using a stiff piece of cardboard, cut from a box.
1. Set out your corks in the shape of the letter.
2. Working in small sections so the glue doesn't dry, spread some glue on the cardboard, and then a little on the side of each cork so they stick to the cardboard and each other.
4. I'd recommend waiting 48 hours before hanging the cork letter. Especially if it's humid, seemingly dry glue may drip.
And, there it is. I like the variety of colors. It was an easy, free project. What do you think?