Thursday, April 19, 2012

What up, 'G? Another Cork Monogram

Hello again - we're almost to the end of another week.  Yes!  I'm ready for some rest after having a long and busy weekend.  I am seriously lacking in my posting these days.  Between working on a semi-big project (painting the fireplace) and April being a big birthday month for family and friends (we're talking 10+ people including myself), I haven't really gotten much else done.

I wanted to stop in and share another cork monogram that I made earlier this week.  A couple of weeks ago, I posted this tutorial on how to make a cork monogram.  It was so simple to do.  So, I decided to make one as a gift for my friend's belated birthday (another April birthday!).  It was actually more difficult to do than the "F" I made, since the "G" has a good curve to it, but I think it came out pretty well if I do say so myself.

I followed the same process as in the tutorial for the "F" - I just laid out all the corks in an arrangement I liked and one-by-one glued them together.  It was a bit harder on the curves because I couldn't keep the corks exactly as I had laid them out, but it was close enough.

I also wasn't able to make it so that it sat flat on its bottom, so you can see how it tilts to the left a bit.  I was kind of bummed about that, but a hanger can be attached to the back so it can be hung up on a wall instead.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!  In addition to few quick projects, I'm hoping to start painting my interior doors this weekend.  They are an off-white/cream/dingy color and have never been painted in the 2 1/2 years that I've owned the house, so they are long overdue for an update!

Linked up to:
How to Nest For Less' Just a Party with my Peeps link party

Creatively Living's Tell it to me Tuesday link party

The NY Melrose Family's Whimsy Wednesdays link party

Live Laugh Rowe's Live Laugh linky party

The 36th Avenue's link party

It's Overflowing's Overflowing with Creativity link party

Thanks for stopping by!
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  1. Turned out great! New follower from the blog hop :)


  2. I'm your newest GFC follower from the blog HOP. Loving your blog!
    I want to invite you over to the Massive Monthly Giveaway going on right now.

  3. new GFC follower from the Blog Hop! Love the cork look! Super fun.

  4. Great monogram! I've always wanted to try this project out. Megan ~ your newest follower via the blog hop.

  5. I'm stopping in from the blog hop. I'm following. I host a weekly link party on Wednesdays and I'd love for you to link up your latest posts. You can find me at

    1. I'm so glad you joined in Whimsy Wednesdays! I love your G.

  6. Hi Chrissy!

    I'm Amanda and I'm co-hosting the Networking Blog Hop. I blog at Royal Daughter Designs. I just wanted to say hi and thanks for linking up! I hope the hop was a success for you!

    Your monogrammed cork (or cork monogram?) turned out great! Have you painted them before? Either way, I think it's really creative.

    Be blessed.

  7. It turned out great...I am your newest follower from the networking blog hop! I would love if you would stop by my blog and if you like what you see follow back :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

  8. I've done lots of monograms but I haven't tried the cork one yet. I like the look of it tho. I found your blog on the Networking Blog Hop. Happy to be a new follower :)

    Shasta @InTheOldRoad

  9. Hi Chrissy: I'm a new GF friend from the blog hop. I would love it if you would stop by and be my friend, too.
    I'm Connie at

  10. Hoooray for the G!! This makes me happy :) Now I better get drinkin so I can make my own ;)

  11. Stopping by from NY Melrose Family and following you on GFC. I love this project! I bet I could just add a hook to the S I'd like to make. I've been looking for something to do with all of my corks!

  12. Totally Perfect!!! I'd love to have you share at my JUST opened!!!

    XO, Aimee

  13. I'm going to start saving my wine corks to do this! Great monogram!

    Thanks for linking it up!
    @ Creatively Living


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