Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Cork Wall


REPOST of a popular idea from 2012:


We love wine. We are certainly not wine connoisseurs, nor do we buy expensive wines, but we enjoy a glass now and then!
This is the area in my kitchen that I set up as a "bar" when we entertain. I HATE the plugs!
So last year I came up with this solution:
But I was "itching" to do something with all our corks:
I went to Home Depot and found a cute employee (this is where flirting helps) and had him cut some wood.   I began gluing on the corks....

And I made this temporary wall that can be removed very easily by the wing nut that holds it up.
Just perfect! I used over 800 corks and still have many left.
Now I want to make a wreath with the rest of the corks and I think I will pour myself a glass of wine!

Here are updated photos of the same wall 4 years later:


I finally made the cork wreath:


and also a thin cork bulletin board:


My daughter also has fun creating with corks and recently made this wall hanging, an idea she saw on Pinterest:



So, save your corks!!

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37 comments:

  1. What a unique idea!! I have been collecting wine corks from yard sales. Maybe I will try that on a smaller level!

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  2. Love your cork wall ! Glad you found a cute employee to cut the wood. The last one that cut something for me acted imposed upon and we won't go there about the looks. :-D I collected corks for a while - pitched - started over again. You probably get the picture.
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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  3. What a great idea i have a lot of corks also I was thinking some kind of cork board.
    Cathy

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  4. What a cute idea for your bar!! I have a friend who makes really nice cork wreaths, which she donates to a favorite charity for their annual auction.

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  5. Have cork...create! Love it, what a grand idea. It's really neat!

    Stopping by tonight to peek and see what you have been up to. I've been posting but not able to comment much since I opened my store. I opened Once Upon A Fairyland in a small Dutch town. It's a whimsical consignment shop. I'm having the time of my life with 60 vendors on board and about half are bloggers. Who would have thought!
    Cheers to spring, and everything coming our way that is good!
    ~Jacqueline xx ~

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  6. Thanks for sharing :) I started to collect corks a few months ago.I was just trying to find a project . When I have enough of them, I think , I will use your idea, thank you :)

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  7. CONGRATS! Absolutely ingenious. Now back to wines, looking for a sparkling pink slightly sweet wine, any suggestions?

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  8. Very Cool! And Re-Purpose-Full! I saw this at Sundae Scoop by I Heart Naptime. I would love to feature this on my blog. Will send the link in a little bit.

    My blog is having it's first linky party this weekend. I would love to have this post added: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/03/funky-fresh-friday-1.html

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  9. You are featured on KoolBeenz!
    http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/04/featured-crafters-2-with-tutorials.html

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  10. this is so cool!!! what a great idea and so unique......LOVE IT!!!

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  11. Oh, your cork wall is the ultimate.....and so perfect where you placed it! Great idea!

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  12. Very cool! Love the texture of the corks. What a great solution to make it removable!

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  13. Love it!!! I've used corks in projects before and it's like a fun puzzle that you keep when you're done! Great job.

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  14. What a fantastic idea! It looks awesome!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  15. this is such a good idea!!!!! i really really really like it. Like, I leave comments for people when I like things, but I extra like this one haha. I want to do this in my house someday! it looks so great

    PS: I'm doing a giveaway on my blog for $20 to my etsy shop, so if you like pretty jewelry you should come enter!! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-spring-fling-giveaway.html

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  16. So cute! What a festive statement piece for the bar area!

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  17. WOW!! I have been saving mine but I don't have nearly enough to do this :) I can't wait to see your wreath.

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  18. Very very clever -- I've done a cork wreath and they are a lot of fun!

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  19. Love your wall idea. We have a lot of corks also. I would love to use them some how.
    I am your newest follower.

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  20. What an awesome idea! This is such a cute look for this area.

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  21. This is wonderful! We too have many corks, and I've been itching to find an idea! I love that it is so easily removable! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. I love it! Clearly I'm not drinking enough wine...a problem I'll be remedying.

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  23. I absolutely adore this idea! I'm gonna start saving my corks tonight! Love it!!

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  24. that looks awesome! I love it!! what a neat accent piece in the kitchen

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  25. So appropriate for this area. A conversation piece and something that not everyone has. Great idea and great job.

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  26. Wow your wall looks amazing! The corks look great. I need to start saving my corks!

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  27. hiya , wow that was some party you had there must have been a long weekend to collect all those corks ?lol i loeve what you did with them so inventive and useful too ! tfs am visiting from amaze me monday and your newest follower , hope you pop by mine and follow me too
    xmaggiex

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  28. Patti, I'm trying to do a little catching up tonight. Sorry I'm so late visiting all these wonderful posts. Love the cork ideas. Wish I had saved corks all these years. ~ Sarah

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  29. Love this!! I've been collecting corks too, but I think I only have around 7 so far!! This is fabulous! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog and hope you get to visit again soon!

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  30. Very clever! Can you tell me: what type of adhesive did you use to attach the corks?? Thanks!

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  31. Slonnet - I used a glue gun!

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  32. Very awesome idea! I just found this on the New Home Ec on Babble.com. I love it!

    http://pearspalette.etsy.com

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  33. Finally something I can do with all my wine crooks.

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  34. Wow! What an idea! What a beautiful concept.. Amazing..
    holidays in cork

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