Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cork Board

Last week we were so excited to be visiting
Someday Crafts!

This is what we shared with our Someday Craft friends.

At Chameleon Girls you never really know what you are going to get.

We are a lot like Chameleons because
Some days you might get




But one thing for sure, what ever we do we always have FUN!

Today we are sticking with crafts and going to show you another
fun, easy, simple and useful idea
or an amazing gift for that hard to shop for person who has everything.

Cork Board

How many of you have a collection of wine corks?

Wine corks are pretty and qurky.
Like this one in the center.

Gund Lach Bund Schu
Gun Lock Bun Shoe

It's OK if you don't. 
You can order them off of Ebay, or ask your favorite cafe or bar if they have any they are tossing out.

  • Wine Corks
  • Hot Glue Glue
  • Glue Sticks (plenty)
  • Frame
  • Thick Cardboard to fit frame

 First step is to figure out who is this gift for? 
You or that special someone? 

That's what I thought- 
What room are you going to put it in?

Now gather all of your corks and place them two by two on the cardboad in frame (do not glue yet).

No it's not Noah's Ark.

Fill the entire frame with the corks. 
It will get very tight and you might have one row going stright across or you might need to shave a couple, but don't worry they will fit.
By filling the frame first you will know if you have enough corks and if you like your design.
If you don't have enough or don't like the design we will show you another version.

Now for the tricky part-
Pick out each cork and hot glue it into place.

Tutorial of swirl finger nails coming soon...
and Sarah says sorry for her un-finished nail.

Second virsion
Stenciled Cork Board

With this version you will need a sheet of cork board
and glue into place where you would like the stencil.

You can free hand a design or even add a monogram.
We when with a Fleur de Lis.

TA-DA you now have a Cork Board.

You don't want to use plain ol' tacks do you?
How about making

 Come visit us at Chameleon Girls and see
what caper we will tackle next.

Wine improves with age.  The older I get, the better I like it. ~ Anonymous


  1. Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog after seeing your post on the Shabby Nest Frugal Friday linky party. I live in Baton Rouge as well and have a blog....

    It's so nice to see ohter Baton Rougeans in the blogosphere!

  2. I love it. I don't think I have quite enough for that large a project yet. And the other thing I noticed with my corks is that they aren't the same thickness or length. They just want to be troublesome. But we'll drink on. Eventually we'll have enough for this.

  3. That looks so good! I love those corks! We would love for you to come share this at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday" link party!

    The Sisters @

  4. I used to have a stash, but I lost them in a move. :( This is exactly what I was going to do with them. Looks great!
    Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you soon. :)

  5. What an absolutely adorable DIY! Well done.

    I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Happy Monday!

  6. Great tutorial! Shame all our wine bottles are now screw tops!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. This is so cute! Love how it came out! I am visiting from Sumo's Sweet Stuff and I am a new follower!!! I hope you have a great week and that I see you around soon!!

  8. Love love love this! I found you over at Tip Junkie. Love the texture of the corks...what a great focal point on the wall. Very creative!

  9. This would be so awesome as a kitchen memo board. Great job!


  10. What a cute idea!!
    Thank you for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    I hope to see more of your creativity this weekend! :)

  11. That board is fantastic! Glad to see a fellow cork collector!

  12. So cute! I have been collecting wine corks forever and I hadn't quite decided what to do with them yet, but I love this. I would love it if you would stop by and link this idea up to the new crafty link party I just started at
    :) Rachel

  13. The rustic gray wooden frame was a great choice for the wine corks. Beautifully done!
    Spectrum Organizing


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