What can you do with wine corks? What can't you do?! I love recycling, or rather "upcycling" wine works into usable home decor and ornaments. My husband and I love enjoying a glass of good wine, so getting the corks is not a chore and using them to explore my creative side is relaxing and fun. I hope you enjoy and feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
Monday, May 23, 2011
I was doing some mad corking this weekend - I think I started to get a sore thumb from the glue gun. I made some fun wine cork picture frames and votive candle holders. Always trying to pay homage to our city's unofficial symbol, the fleur de lis, when possible, I wrapped the candle holder with a gold and green fluer de lis ribbon and covered the base in brown felt to prevent damaging any precious surfaces. These were fun to make so I see some more in my future!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
I posted the pictures of the black and gold fleur de lis reindeer ornaments. I decided to use the black and gold fleur de lis jacquard ribbon as the hanging ribbon rather than just around the body because it's more visible this way. I also think they would look great with a gold pom pom nose, so I'm going to look for those this weekend. The holiday themed ones might like a red pom pom nose, so I'm going to look into that as well. My next project.....purple and gold themed reindeer!
Monday, May 16, 2011
So I ordered some wonderful ribbon that arrived on Friday and put it to good use immediately! I created a number of wine cork ornaments with different popular themes - black and gold with fleur de lis, purple and gold....you get the picture. I'm a little early, but I can't help it when something excites me! I'll post pictures soon - they came out great!