Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wine Cork Art

I've been collecting wine corks for years. Years, I tell you! I've always wanted to do something really creative with them. Anthropologie designed some awesome Earth Day displays this year. My cousin, Wes, did a wine cork backsplash in his kitchen. I started a wine cork bulletin board a couple of years ago and never finished it. Then the other day, my niece came over to visit and we pulled out my wine corks. 
It was so quick and easy to make! We just drew the shape we wanted on foam board, cut it outand  hot glued the corks to it. I just finished putting the finishing touches on it last night.
I put the corks with memorable dates I had written on them around the outside edges. Brings back memories. Makes me wish I had taken the time to write dates on more of them!




Jessica made this one. She loves Pi (the Math kind). She said that when she was really bored in Geometry class she memorized Pi: 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751. Mmhm. Yeah, so just in case you were wondering... Pi is a mathematical constant whose value is the ratio of any circle's circumference to it's diameter. This is the same value as the ratio of a circle's area to the square of its radius. All righty then! I'm stickin' with the pie I can eat. But love the cork Pi!!!



36 comments:

  1. Beautiful - almost makes me wish I was a wine drinker

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  2. I love this. And I LOVE how you wrote the date and event on the cork! Genious! I am going to be featuring this on my blog on Friday, hope you come check it out!

    livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com

    Kelly

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  3. What a great way to display your treasured wine corks!

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  4. How clever!! I love this!!! I am visiting from Sugar and Dots and I am a new follower!!

    Hope you are having a great week and I see you around my blog soon!

    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  5. This is lovely! I will surely try this one! It's cool!

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  6. How Sweet...you kept the 1st Bunco champagne cork. Sniffle, sniffle indeed. I am just loving your blog, Mel!

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  7. Oh What Fun!!!!
    And what a great collection!! I love your cork from Nice... my BFF from school married a French Chef and moved to Nice. I've been there several times and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

    You need to do some workshops Gal... I would come!! :) xo - Kim

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  8. Thanks Kim! Yeah, I've been wanting to put together some workshops, but have never gotten around to planning them all out. Maybe this will be the year!! I'll keep you posted:)

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  9. Adorable! I love the sentimental dates, etc!

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  10. I have a zillion too. I made a cork board using wine corks and an old window and did a post about it. I like this idea too. Initials would be fun.

    I'm stopping in from What I Made Wednesday.

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  11. this is AWESOME! I don't usually collect corks...which is why my project was a lot smaller. I love that you dated your corks.......what a cook keepsake!

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  12. that looks great! what a creative project.

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  13. What a great use of the corks and a great way to preserve those memories. The pi one cracked me up!

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  14. Thanks for linking this up, I freakin' love it!!! I featured you today!

    http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/2011/07/toast-of-tuesday_19.html

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  15. I love the way this turned out! Looks awesome! I am your latest follower. I would love a follow back if you have a chance! Come see me at www.cookieandclaire.blogspot.com. I found you through Toast of Tuesday - congrats! Job Well done!

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  16. Totally loved it when i saw it on Iron Craft. More so the nostalgia involved....Applause for the idea. Wish i was a wine drinker :(
    But yes hubby does very very occasionally, so have corks that can make a mini version of this- hope u don't mind me copying your project! Cheers!

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  17. Hi Chinnu!

    So glad you like my wine cork art! I love sharing ideas! That's why I have a blog:) Have fun making wine cork hearts and a whole lot more creative stuff!

    Enjoy,
    Melanie

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  19. Wow...what a fantastic idea. Looks great!

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  20. Look great. I'm also a cork collector except I mosaicing my studio wall with them. I will have to post a picture of my walls.

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  21. Thanks Eleanor! I would LOVE to see an entire wall of corks!! Please share!

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  22. Very cool!!!
    I just wanted to share some of my mom's cork on from our Etsy store:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Happiness2DAY?page=1#save
    Thanks for the inspiration!!!
    Melanie

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  23. Hi there! I just looked at your Mom's etsy shop and LOVE the cork boards and especially the cork chalkboard! Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I thought I was the only weird person to write on wine corks and keep them :-). this is stunning, I came over from brave girls - love your birdies on the wire!

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  25. What do you use to write on the corks? We're working on a project for a wedding (filling glass hurricane jars with corks the bride and grooms' initials on them) but the Sharpies stop working after only a few corks.
    Any help is greatly appreciated!

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  26. Ball point pens work great for me! Also markers:)

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  27. Hi Melanie;
    I am here for a while and I loved your blog and your art. You are very very talented person. I am realy happy to meet a talented person like you by means of Creative Courage.

    I have so many wine corks and for a long time I have been thinking what I can make with them. This is so good idea, I will make it as soon as possible...

    Happy Friday...

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  28. Really like what you did with these corks? What did you use to color the cork-ends?

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  29. Thanks! I used acrylic paint:)

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  30. I love your heart - that's gorgeous! I like how you've coloured the ends too, perfect! I have this linked to my cork post as well today - come on over and have a peek!

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  31. How did you hang the finished product on the wall?

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  32. I secured a picture hanger on the back of the foamcore with picture nails and then added hot glue around the nails to make sure it didn't fall out.

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