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« on: June 18, 2009 12:53:15 PM »

I was able to get a TON of wine corks from my brother and a local wine bar, and started experimenting with them. the first things i made were pretty busted, but the more i make, the better i get. so after tons of wheatpaste-making, sewing, measuring, cardboard cutting, and most of all - cork slicing, here are some recent projects im proud of.

first up, some coasters ive made:

next, a small corkboard:

and finally, a corkboard for my roommate, in which every cork was critically analyzed before being selected. the frame was taken from someones trash and stained to compliment the ink on the corks.

and a close up of the corks:

thanks for looking, i definitely appreciate all comments!


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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2009 01:02:48 PM »

Gotta love corks, I love them...        Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2009 01:42:21 PM »

Excellent.  Your coasters are very cool, and the corkboards are fabulous.  Great job.

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2009 02:39:49 PM »

I keep trying to convince my son to let me make a cork board out of the corks his grandmother sent him.

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2009 06:24:03 AM »

thanks you guys!

ysmeine: haha, i think he should let you use them! theyll last forever that way AND youll be able to enjoy them!

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2009 04:46:05 PM »

I made wine cork Christmas trees using styrofoam cones as the base and glueing the corks on with my hot glue gun.  I fashioned a star for the top of the tree, from a wire coat hanger.  Our wine drinking friends were quite "smitten" with the cork tree. Shocked
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