Friday, August 5, 2011

DIY: Corks

  If your house is like mine, wine runs like water most of the time and you are always left with an empty bottle and a cork.  My mom has always used corks in a creative way, and I love the way cork looks. DFH and I store our corks in a square vase as decoration, and it's a neat accent piece. 

Also since we've moved we've decided to design our kitchen in a wine theme.  We've been searching for unique wine themed art to place in our kitchen, but everything we love is out of our price range. 
   Finally I came up with an idea to make fun wall art with an old window box frame I had laying around and some corks. 

The Final Product

              The corks in the window box look so unique and it was very inexpensive.  I had an old window box frame I wasn't using, but they sell them at Michael's, Joann's or any other frame shop.

Window box frames come in all different shapes and sizes, so you can find one that meets your needs.

We didn't have enough corks (yet) to fill the window box, but we were able to find bags of corks very inexpensively on EBay, but you can also find them at craft shops.  The ones we found on EBay were used, so a lot of them were dyed red from the wine which adds a nice touch of color.  We used approximately 150 corks for a 14 x 16 frame, but the number would vary depending on how you chose to position the corks.  Eventually we want to transfer our own cork collection into the window box when we have enough....time to start drinking up!!!

You can position the corks however you want, we didn't need any glue to position ours. 

   It was such an inexpensive and east project and it looks great on the wall.

Happy Corking :)


  1. I love the corks in a shadow box! Very neat!

  2. What a fun idea! Looks great!

  3. Oohh what a great idea!! I love this.. I'll have to keep it in mind this year because my roommates and I love to drink wine!

  4. We are total winos at our house! Luv the theme! Very cute!

  5. I love this idea, it looks great!! And yes, drink up :)

  6. Such a cute idea. I love craft projects like this that are creative, yet simple.