I am not a crafty person. I have tried to be crafty but it usually
turns into an epic fail.
But when I saw a Wine Cork Wreath on Pinterest I knew it was
something I just had to try.
We save all our wine corks in a big wall display so getting enough corks defiantly wasn't going to be a problem.
I used an 18 inch Styrofoam circle, two boxes of tooth picks
and some floral wire.
I wrapped the floral wire around the circle and made a loop for a hook. In the end I didn't really need this to hang it but I found it handy to pick it up when I was working on it.
I stuck the toothpick into the cork and then placed it on the wreath. After the first 90 corks my fingers were killing me so I dug through my husbands tool bench and found a very slim flat head screwdriver and made the hole with that first. Not only did it save my fingers but made the process go about 3 times faster.
I did a row around the inside and outside first. This gave me an idea of what area I needed to fill in and also helped keep the wreath flat on the back side. The middle row took 40 corks and the outside took about 70.
I then started filling in the wreath. I used both sides of the corks so I could get the two different colors on the wreath. It's pretty easy to do the filling in as you can make your corks go in every direction needed.
I don't have an exact count but I think I used close to 300 corks.
I found some wired ribbon I had on hand and just looped and used that to hang it.
I need to get some different ribbon but for now it will have to do.
My original plan was to hang it on our front door but after putting 5 hours of work into it I wanted it in the house where it wouldn't get dirty.
I'm really happy with how it turned out.
It also gave me the confidence to try other things...maybe I can become crafty after all.