Introduction: Wine Cork Boards

Recycle wine corks into a functional and stylish cork board. During a thorough clean of my shed that was formerly a storage unit, I discovered several bags of wine corks. Not wishing to return them to a dusty shelf, they were put to use. Cork boards were an obvious solution. They're practical, simple to make and look great.

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mistyvixentits (author)2013-07-22

I've thought about doing this myself. Does hot glue provide a good enough bond? Have you had any corks fall out over time?

RainDog07 (author)2012-06-12

Thanks for posting the video. I was able to watch about half of it before my slow connection decided that I wasn't worth the time but what I saw inspired me to try some different patterns. I'll try it again when I have a more reliable connection.

Some things that I do when I make these (ymmv):

I use white glue (Elmer's) - I don't get along with my hot glue gun
I paint the backing board flat black so it doesn't show through any gaps.
I use a disk sander and dust collector to shape the corks.
I use two-part epoxy on symthetic corks. I've tried white glue, hot glue, super glue and spray adhesive with poor results. Does anyone know of anything else that will work on a plastic cork?

Thanks again!

pmn9393 (author)2012-06-08

i'd have a lot of fun making this, especially gathering supplies, hehe

iyusnhudi (author)2012-06-06

very inpiratif gan :D

Taimur (author)2012-04-30

Good use of old corks but I think I would waste more time by slicing in half it would only change for your process in my way.

For me corks are always needed because I reuse the wine bottles and the corks after some time break due to some heavy usage xP

x2Jiggy (author)Taimur2012-05-01

Cutting them in half is a good way to get more mileage out of the corks but heavy wine usage definitely takes priority!

Taimur (author)x2Jiggy2012-05-01

even though I'm from the world biggest cork producer and in the same time with the best quality.

Continue your good work
Best Regards!

lyaxovvv (author)2012-05-01


elysev (author)2012-05-01

Love a wine cork, cork board. There are many different crafts and uses for wine works and I posted about this on my blog today if you check it out please leave a comment.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-04-30

Very creative! I nice change from traditional cork boards :)

x2Jiggy (author)Penolopy Bulnick2012-04-30

Thanks! Those crochet pac man and ghosts you made look awesome btw.

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