Friday, October 14, 2011

A Plan For Those Saved Up Wine & Champy Corks!

Let's be real for a minute, Loyals. If you know me at all, you know that the Husband and I do love our wine. And over the past year or so? I've loved me some (okay, a lot) of champagne. Back in our dating days, we started hanging onto the corks from certain special bottles of wine. As the years progressed, we started hanging onto the corks from delicious bottles of wine. Needless to say, in that time we have amassed a lot of corks. Perhaps we just have a lot of, er, special occasions?


Prior to this week, the corks used to sit in a large glass hurricane vase as the centerpiece on our kitchen table. I, however, knew they were destined for something better. Enter my latest "Get Crafty" idea and most recent trip to Michael's Craft store. 



Yep, that's right. That would be a chalkboard center. Eventually, this cute little frame will find it's way to a sweet spot in the kitchen where I'll be able to write up a cute quote, a weekly menu or heck, just a cute doodle of a glass of wine.

Want to make one of your own? Here's what you'll need!

  • 1 Cheap wooden frame. I chose a clearance frame from Michael's, unfinished and it actually came with a mirrored center. 
  • 1 can of chalkboard spray paint
  • wine and champagne corks, quantity dependent on size of frame
  • hot glue gun
  • 8-10 medium-sized glue sticks.
  • painter's tape and newspaper to be used when spray the chalkboard center

Here's What You'll Do!

Start by taping off your frame and spraying the chalkboard center. According to the details on the can, you'll want to let your frame sit for at least 24 hours to dry. Disappointing, I know. At least if you know this ahead of time, unlike me, you won't get the sads when you realize you can't get your craft on for another 24 hours.




Next, gather up your supplies and begin laying out the manner in which you want to lay down your cork! Once decided, start glue-gunning! Can you believe I completed this craft without burning off any fingerprints? Now that's a feat!


Continue glue-gunning until you've completed the desired look of your frame!





Well, what are you waiting for? Go get your craft on! If you end up corking away one day soon, let me know! I'd love to see the finished product! Happy Friday, Loyals! Now, speaking of wine... 




23 comments :

  1. i'm going to make this... but i need to get my butt in gear and start drinking more wine... because it would not look NEARLY as classy with beer caps.

    :)

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  2. This would look awesome with beer caps, too!

    Hmm...it's 8:13am, is it too early to get my drink on?? You know, so I can craft. ;)

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  3. I love it! Now I just need to drink more booze so I can make one!

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  4. I believe I shall up my wine consumption....my liver shall thank you later : )

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  5. Looks like I need to stop drinking box wine so I can make one of these pretties.

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  6. We have about three million corks at home. We've filled two vases and one of those huge glass things from Target! So... maybe I should do something like this! I love the chalkboard idea- I had no idea there was chalkboard spray paint! And I saw a cork wreath I thought was adorable....

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  7. It looks soooo cute!! I've been saving my wine corks to *hopefully* make a wall-hanging letter M for our last name... but I'm kinda slow going. I guess I need to keep on drinking ;-)

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  8. I love this. i have been saving corks for some sort of project. gives me reason to drink more wine! Hello Friday! And I must find spray paint chalk, I could too some serioud damage!

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  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE! I think Pinterest has made everyone super crafty. Apparently I missed the memo :)

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  10. Dang, and I just thought my puff paint project was brilliant. This takes the cake. Love it.

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  11. Looooovveeee this!! Can't wait to make one! Is it bad that mine may be poster size ?? (#drinktoomuch)

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  12. Super cute! I really need to start saving my corks!

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  13. That came out so cute! My boyfriend and I save the bottles with the corks in them as a decor above our kitchen cabinets. There are a lot. One day when we move, I'm hoping to keep the corks and do something fun..this may be one of the things. Like I said, there are a lot. Have a great weekend! :)

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  14. Say a person doesn't like wine (I know I know) where would one buy the corks?

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  15. What a cute idea! It turned out so pretty!! I wish I could be drinking some champagne right about now.....

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  16. So were all of those from one weekend? Haha.
    I love it! Maybe I can make them with Starbucks cold drink caps. Since caffeine is as adventurous as my drinking gets

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  17. look at you go ms,crafty!

    I love it, still have the special corks AND put a special picture in :)

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  18. Love this!
    My aunt started a tradition of making a cork wreath for everyone in our family when they buy their first home... I don't have a picture of mine on my computer, but I'll send you my mom's on your fb page!

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  19. I love it! Also, saw this same concept for letters. I thought it would be awesome to do a W for my kitchen, top of cabinets type thing :) Oh Pinterest, you little devil you.

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