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Alright wine drinkers, every year we open up a ton of wine bottles and throw away the corks, I say NO MAS! There are so many things you can do with the leftover corks – the possibilities are endless and I had so many accumulated….
See I told ya I had a ton…. 😉
Anyways, when it came to deciding what to do I already had something in mind…. A friggin’ wreath people!!! Could there be anything more awesome than a cork wreath?…(swoon)
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So, here is what I actually did on my journey to my awesome DIY cork wreath…
I started collecting wine corks, but that took forever…. then I started asking friends for their corks, and THAT took forever too…. and then my light bulb went off! I work closely with one of the nicest hotels in Atlanta and I asked one of the bartenders to give me any wine corks they were going to discard…. 3 buckets later, I had enough corks!
If you don’t have enough you can order a good bit here for a decent price (since they can get pretty pricey at local hobby stores).
I went to the local Hobby Lobby and bought me a hay wreath, normally $4.99, but I used my 40% off coupon and got it for even cheaper!!! I stocked up on glue sticks (let me warn you, this project took a TON of glue sticks).
So I sat down in my backyard patio and started gluing away…
2. high temperature glue gun and glue sticks
4. a mixed drink (optional)
5. TONS of patience
I started gluing them in a line so I could cover up as much of the wreath as possible.
Told ya there was a mixed drink involved…
Here is the halfway mark (the picture is not of good quality though)
Then I began adding the second random layer of corks.
As you can see I used the less decorative corks on the first layer and kept the cool ones for the top layer. And then you basically just go around the entire thing until it is completely covered….
*Side note – I did NOT glue any corks to the back of the wreath. I left it flat and exposed so as to keep the wreath flat against the wall when hung.
And here is the finished piece!
Ain’t she purdy?!?!?!?!
Well, that’s it peeps! Pretty simple. I hope I have inspired you to start saving your corks! What will you do with them?