Wine Cork Monogram

I was so excited to get my crafty on again!  Do you know how good it feels to sit down and work with a glue gun when you can't remember the last time you had a minute to yourself to do something crafty and fun?  Well let me tell you, IT'S WONDERFUL!

I recently worked on an art wall for my mom which you can read about here.  That wall needed a little something and my mom had a ton of corks from her wine!  So, one day we decided she needed to make an H out of them.  Our last name is Hake.

So... Here's what I did. 
Of course the task fell on me, but my mom is super crafty and artsy fartsy herself so I'm not sure why she couldn't do it... but that's besides the point. 

I started out with just laying the corks in an H shape to figure out how big I wanted it.  I had check previously how big it could be with the layout on the wall.  It's actually very cool.  I didn't want anything too small because then it wouldn't have enough punch that the wall needed. 

I ended up with 16x3 on the sides of the H and 7x3 in the middle.  It's a good size. 

Then I started gluing.  I only glued three together at a time to make it a little more manageable.  I thought if I just kept adding to the sides it would get heavy and or just uncomfortable to hold and work with. Once I had enough 3s, I glued 5 of those together and then started over. 

She had a few corks that she wanted to accent or feature so I chose to put those in the middle on the top to give a little dimension.  I gave them a fun little pattern too so that they would stand out and you could see the cool designs on them!

And then I made sure to flip a few to show the reds from the Merlot...
I love how they all have a little bit different shade...

And here's the final product. 

What do you think?  What do you do with your old wine corks?  They are something that will probably not always be available as we are quickly moving to twist offs! Boo.

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1 comment:

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That is very cute! I save wine corks in bowls, just because thay are fun. My daughter is working on a large corkboard.

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