I’ve wanted to do another wine cork project for our bar area for a while, but wasn’t sure how I wanted to use the corks we’ve been saving. The hubs and I went over to our neighbors’ house last week for impromptu s’mores (awesome neighbors, right?) and I had total craft envy of the wine cork “E” Allie had made for their kitchen. I was also mad impressed by how many crafts she’d done recently and am still wondering why she doesn’t have a craft blog, too!? Anyway, I asked where she got her letter and resolved to make a wine cork “S” for our bar area. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and I loved her pretty “E!”
After picking up my black “S” from Hobby Lobby, I sat down and tried to figure out just how I wanted to cover my letter. Allie sliced her corks in half horizontally so she could lay them flat against her letter. This used less corks and showed off the labels. I liked that effect a lot, but I didn’t want to lose the pretty wine-colored ends of some of my corks, so I glued mine vertically to my letter.
As I was planning out my “S,” I realized that I didn’t have corks for 1/3 of my letter, so I promptly destroyed a craft project I had done earlier that was just sitting in my craft room to get the remaining corks. Wouldn’t you know it, it was the perfect amount with not a cork to spare.
I began my “S” by gluing corks to both ends of the letter, choosing darker corks and champagne corks. I used E-6000 to glue the corks to the letter, choosing to go with that instead of hot glue with hopes that it will stick a tad bit better. We’ll se.
Once the end corks were on, I started gluing my corks to fill in the remainder of the “S.” I wanted to do a striped pattern at first — wine-stained corks, then non-stained corks — but opted for a random pattern instead.
I just love how pretty the purple end of a cork is — such a nice, rich color. Makes me thirsty 🙂
Not long after I started, my pretty wine cork “S” was complete! Man, we drink a lot of wine!
Thanks for the inspiration, Allie!