Recently I’ve been seeing a lot of cork art amongst my fellow vino loving friends, so I thought I’d try my hand at it.
I was recently scrolling down my Pinterest wall and saw a picture of a letter made of cork, but it was for sale at $30.00. I loved the way it looked, but knew I could make it for less.
Turns out, I could make it for about half of that! With all of the supplies together, it was about $15.00 to make.
It was fairly simple to make and was a fun way to spend a quiet night in, watching Friends and sipping on a glass of riesling.
What you’ll need:
– X-Acto knife
– About 35 – 40 wine corks (you can find them online or you can use your own, so now you have an excuse to drink another glass – you’re welcome)
– Wooden letter
– 1 Cork Tile
– Hot glue gun/sticks
You can find all of these supplies at your neighborhood Michael’s.
- Take the wooden letter and place it on top of the cork tile.
- Trace the wooden letter with your X-Acto knife. You’ll want to do this on a cutting board to make sure that you aren’t going to harm the surface you’re working on with the knife.
- Start placing corks on your cork tile to try to fit them together like a puzzle. I used whole corks and also cut some in half and then some in quarters with my X-Acto knife so that I could cover as much of the letter as possible.
- After you’ve got some of them placed, you can start hot gluing them into place.
- Keep doing this until you have the whole letter covered.
- Once the cork tile is completely covered, put hot glue all over the wooden letter. Then quickly place the cork-covered tile onto the letter.
- Voila! You’ve got your very own cork letter to showcase.
Keep sipping, for the sake of your art, and until next time,