Tag Archives: corks

Cork Monogram

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I have a cork-monogrammed R on top of my refrigerator, and I always get compliments on it. When my friend Jackie K. admired it, I knew I had to make one for her. Cork projects aren’t difficult to do — after all, who minds collecting corks?! — but certain materials make the job easier. Read the rest of this entry

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Corked Garden Sphere

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I love how this looks in my garden, but the making of the corked garden sphere was a pain in the neck!  I harvested from my cork collection (how did it get so large?!) and glued the corks on to a cheap, round light fixture. Read the rest of this entry

Cork Ball

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You’ve probably seen a million of these cork balls on the Internet — my post will be different from the others only in the lessons I learned along the way.  Saving the corks was the easy part!  I also bought a green Styrofoam ball (probably 6″ in diameter).  I used brown craft paint to cover the Styrofoam.  I only used one coat — it wasn’t a great job — but my intent was to eliminate some of the green from the original ball’s color.  Mission accomplished. Read the rest of this entry

CORK MONOGRAM

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We’ve all seen cork projects scattered over Pinterest, and this one is no exception.  My post, however, will help you avoid the crapsmanship that I used for my first monogram — an R that sits above my refrigerator.  (I know, the photo’s too dark.  I’ve got to learn how to take better pix!)  CRAP ALERT:  I made two easily avoidable errors.  First I used one black cork.  It just looks like a blank space, right?  Don’t use a black cork; you’ll be sorry!

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