Monday, April 2, 2012

Cork Monogram

Hello - it's Monday, again, and we're already into April.  It's crazy how time just goes by so quickly!  This past weekend, I started working on a big project - it's still in the early stages, but I'll share it when it's completed.  I'm very excited about it, but it's sure kicking my booty right now.  I did manage to squeeze in a couple of other little crafty projects that were pretty quick and easy.

Awhile back, I shared a cork wreath that I made.  My brother-in-law is a winemaker and gave me two HUGE bags of unused wine corks that they wouldn't be able to use, knowing that I might be able to use them for a crafty project.  I've had this idea for a little while and finally was able to do it yesterday.  Here is a quick tutorial (there's not much to it - it's that easy).

Supplies needed:
*  Wine corks
*  Hot glue gun and glue sticks

1)  Once I determined which letter I wanted to do, I laid the corks, standing on end, and started placing them in the shape of the letter.

I played around with the placement until I decided exactly what I wanted.

2)  Start from the bottom and glue the corks together.   Just keep them laying there in the placement you wanted and make sure to grab them in order and start gluing them to each other.

3)  And keep gluing...

4)  And you're done!

Easy peasy!  Such a quick and cute project and it really didn't use that many wine corks.  So, start saving corks - just don't drink that many bottles of wine all in one night!  :)

Linked up to:
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And a HUGE thank you to Happy Go Lucky for featuring this post!

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  1. I love this. I think I would dip just one end in paint, so the majority is the original cork color, but the rest would be painted. I may need to go in search of corks this week!
    I'd love if you could come link up at my first ever Tutorial Tuesday at Our Thrifty Ideas

  2. Definitely trying this. I always save my corks - I knew they would come in handy one day!

    1. It's a really easy project. Shoot me a picture when you have it done. :)

  3. What a cool idea! I currently have 6 corks...and everyone I know has been told to send them my way, LOL!!!

    1. Hi Lish! Thanks for checking out my blog. Definitely have everyone give you corks. lol I think this would look really good with the wine stains showing too!

  4. I need to make this for BF's parents. They love their wine and would probably have enough corks for the project in a couple of weeks, haha.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! You should definitely try it. It was super easy and quick to make. :)

  5. Cute idea. I have seen monograms with corks, but yours is unique the way you stacked them. I plan on making something similar as a X-mas gift (yes I am actually thinking that far ahead) so I will have to pin this so I can refer back when the time comes.

  6. Awesome idea! I love that it stands on it's own! Thanks for linking it up!

    @ Creatively Living

  7. Hi! Visiting from tt&j. I love this idea! It is super cute.. and such a great use of all those wine corks ;) Wonder if I can make a G? Hmm :)

    Im going to poke around your site a little bit. I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party!

  8. I like this! I have a huge "collection" of corks that I recently bought at a yard sale, and this looks like a great way to use them!

  9. Love this project!! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Friday! I'm featuring you today so come check it out:)


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