Tag Archives: Cork

Cork Preview

29 Sep

So I’ve been looking up fun things to do with corks and got a start on them yesterday. Thought I’d share them with you today 🙂

A cork wreath! I still haven’t mastered how I’m going to finish this but it was fun to finally get started on it 🙂 Brian thinks I should color or spray paint the corks when I’m done to give it a little color boost – he thinks the cork color is boring. I could definitely see these being cute if they were green and red or maybe even blue just for kicks and giggles.

 

This is a cork Christmas tree ornament 🙂 This too is going to get some color to spice it up a little!!

 

I really liked how this one turned out so I might be making a few more! What do you think?

 

I have a list of other cute ideas I’d love to try and since I have a ridiculous amount of corks – this could get interesting 😉

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Love Always,

J

 

 

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Cork Key Chains

28 Sep

Lately I’ve been working on easy small crafts to take to my show. Now that I have all the big stuff ready, I wanted to make a couple different small and cheap knick knacky items. I know when I’m out at a craft show, I’m always looking for fun little knick knacks for stocking stuffers or just as a memory from the event.

I got the idea to make cork key chains from my sister’s wedding. She took all the wine corks she got from the winery (where she had her wedding) and made these cork key chains to give out to everyone that came as a little memory of the wedding and the winery. I love the idea and I also love that it’s quick and easy to make!

So what you’ll need are some corks, some key chain rings, and some screw eyes!

Screw in the screw eye to one side of the cork.

Attach the ring – and tada! You have a cork key chain 🙂

Having these at the show will give me a little more variety on prices and since they were so easy to do I knocked out 100 in on time! Now I’m trying to figure out what to do with all these left over corks 😉

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Love Always,

J

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Work In Progress Wednesday: Cork Business Card Holders

22 Feb

One thing I’ve been excited to try out is cork business card holders! They looked super easy to make and I was hoping they would be super cheap as well. I went around to the local wine shops and asked them to save me their corks as well as buying them off a friend of mine 😀

What you’ll want for this project is a serrated knife, an exacto knife, a cutting board, a cork and maybe a pen to mark where you want to cut!

You are going to want to cut one edge of the cork to make a flat side that’s going to lay down flat on the table. I used the serrated knife for this job!

Then I used my exacto knife to mark where I was going to cut on the opposite side. I cut with the serrated knife, then used the exacto knife to pull out the little pieces of cork that were still stuck.

And TADA you have a cork business card holder! I say this is a Work In Progress because I’m not 100% satisfied with how it came out. Two things I want to fix are the opening for the cards (there has to be an easier cleaner way to do this) and then the fact that the cork is so light that you can’t put more than two cards in it without it falling over. I’m going to try to add a weight to the bottom to see if that solves the problem! So more to come on this post 😛

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Always,

J

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