Introduction: Wine Cork Bulletin Board
By gather everyday item, one can produce an unusual and unique bulletin board to help gather those ideas, stresses and reminders of the everyday. All one needs is an enormous collection of wine corks (if this does not reflect your personal collections, then please contact your local alchy), an oversized "unappreciated" book, several craft items and an hour or so to spare. This object is sure to help solve that masterful equation of art + life in a harmonious way, as that their marriage in such a manifestation polishes both in a tasteful and yet productive way.
Step 1: Gather Wine Corks
First begin by collecting (hopefully over a tremendous amount of time) one hundred or so wine corks. Again, if consuming that much wine simply isn't feasible get a little help from those who already participate in collecting these items.
Step 2: Choose a Backing
Next you will want to grab an old oversized book. And this will need to be picked with care as that its cover will be used as a backing for the board. So if you are nostalgic when it comes to books then maybe use an old math book or just a board for a lesser effect.
Step 3: Collect Necessary Materials
Aside from your own two hands, you will need rubber cement, scissors, twine, nails and a sturdy hammer. Luckily most of these things can be found in the every day home ;)
Step 4: Begin Ripping
This is perhaps the most uncomfortable step.. You will need to rip out every single page of the chosen book. So again, choose carefully like maybe a subject of a book that you don't really care for.
Step 5: Gluing Process
Carefully glue wine corks onto the inside of the book cover using the rubber cement. Strategically as that each cork is unique and size. You will want to fill every available space while avoiding the center binding which will still have ripped paper texture.
Just a note: You may want to complete this step in a well ventilated space as that the fumes from the rubber cement can be noxious.
Step 6: Nail
At the top of the object hammer a nail in the appropriate area for hanging purposes. You will most likely want to apply one to each side
Step 7: String It Up
Carefully tie a string to each nail with an appropriate amount of slack in between.
Step 8: Voila!
Your bulletin board is complete and ready for use!
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