Hi all! I’m Meg from Green With Decor, back with another easy craft project today.
We’re in the middle of a move from Wisconsin to Illinois, so it’s been decluttering central over here. I’ve been going through every room of our house, even my beloved craft closet, and getting rid of A LOT of stuff. Sounds easier than moving it all!
Well that didn’t stop me from using some of my corks for yet another DIY project.
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- Old frame or a shadow box frame
- Paint (I used Country Chic Paint’s Harmony. You can see all of my Country Chic Paint projects here, I love their paints!)
- Paint brush
- Hot glue gun
- Thumbtacks or push pins
How to make a wine cork bulletin board:
Note: you can either find a deep frame (like I did) that will fit full corks, or you’ll have to cut the corks in half so they fit inside a shallower frame. I went the easy route and picked a deeper frame!
1. Paint an old frame.
I painted this old frame last year and used it as a chalkboard for awhile. (Also a super easy craft project, you can read how I did it here.)
Be sure to paint the inside of the frame, too, if you’ll be able to see any part of it after the corks are in.
2. Line up your corks inside the frame.
Don’t glue them in until you make sure they all fit. It’s kind of a big puzzle, moving all of the corks around till they fit.
You can cut the ends of corks, too, if you can’t get them to line up exactly inside the frame, but I played around with them to make them all fit.
3. Glue the corks onto the back of the frame.
I took out the bottom row, then started gluing from the second row up, moving up one row at a time.
When I was toward the top of the frame, I left out the second row and glued the top row in first.
I finished by gluing the corks in the second to top row and the very bottom row.
Let it dry for an hour or two before turning it up right.
You can hang it on the wall, but since this frame was so thick, I just set it on the desk in our office. You can see a full tour of the home office here.
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Meg is the blogger behind Green With Decor. She loves home renovating and decorating – and the color green. Meg is a fan of white woodwork, throw pillows and knocking down walls to make a space better. She believes everyone can make their home into a space they love, even on a budget, by getting creative in how they use the space, shopping around and tackling some DIY projects. Meg and her husband are renovating, decorating and landscaping their 1950s fixer upper into their dream home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When she’s not painting furniture or watching HGTV, she’s probably hanging with her puppy Oakley.