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How to Make a Wine Cork Board

I like to hold onto cards and little mementos for a while after I get them.  More than just hang on to them, I like to see them.  I pin them on bulletin boards, hang them on the fridge, etc.  The thing is I’m always using my bulletin board for writing related tasks.  It helps me stay focused and not lose track of deadlines, ideas, magazines to research and more.  I had a bunch of wine corks that came in a box of gallon glass jars purchased at a yard sale and had seen all the various ideas for using them to make cork boards.  I decided to get busy on making my own wine cork board specifically for hanging all those cards.

How to Make a Wine Cork Board - Homespun Seasonal Living

Jeff helped me raid his scrap wood pile and we found this piece of leftover trim.  It was 36.5″ long by 1.5″ wide by 0.5″ thick.  I imagine lots of various pieces could be used.  I wanted something that could be hidden more or less behind the wine corks and the 1.5″ width was perfect.

How to Make a Wine Cork Board - Homespun Seasonal Living
  1. Pre-drill holes about inch from the top and an inch from the bottom to use for attaching the board to the wall.   
  2. To make the cork board, simply use hot glue to attach the corks to the board.  Be sure to leave corks unglued in the spots drilled for hanging.  I used mostly natural cork wine corks, but did put in a few of the synthetic ones. 
  3. To assemble, place a bead of glue along the bottom the cork and along the side so that each cork is glued to the backing board and the cork above it.  Let the glue dry for a few minutes before attaching to the wall. (I used a hot glue gun but I imagine other glue would work as well.)

  4. Attach the board to the wall and glue corks into the missing spaces.  Now get to pinning on your wine cork board.

Note: If you don’t happen to have a bunch of wine corks laying around to re-purpose, you can always buy a supply of new corks to use.

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Sunday 27th of July 2014

Thank you for posting this! I remember noticing the board in one of your workbook videos and wondering at its creation.