A Great Piece of Wall Art for Display or Organization

Making a Cork Board with Wine Corks

A cork board is such a versatile piece… It can be really handy for organization and used to keep notes, recipes, and special photos handy. A cork board can also be used for display whether displaying award certificates or Christmas ornaments. It can even be a piece of art! ┬áMaking a cork board with wine corks is really, really easy, and you don’t have to drink a ton of wine to do it! Let me show you how…

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Materials:

  • Large picture frame
  • Plywood cut to fit the opening of the frame
  • Corks (LOTS of them – I used 187!)
  • Liquid Nails or other strong glue

Start by measuring the opening of the frame.

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The opening of my frame measured 16″ x 20″, so I cut a piece of 1/2″ plywood to fit and glued it in place with Liquid Nails. I clamped it together until the glue dried.

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I bought several packages of corks at my local grocery store (surprising? Yes!). They came in two different colors which allowed me to make a pattern with the corks, though it is hard to see. I played with the “balance” of the design until I was happy with it.

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I used the Liquid Nails to glue the corks in place.

The cork board is very heavy so when I hang it on the wall, I’m going to make sure to drive a screw through the wall stud so it does not fall on someone or tear up the walls!

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I can’t decide if I like it with photos…

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Or displaying a few ornaments I’ve made!

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It would be really neat to spray paint a few of the corks for a random pattern or a “regular” pattern. I have several corks left and may paint half of them, then use the other board as a different display piece. What would you display on a cork board? Will you be making a cork board with wine corks? Leave a comment below!

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