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...