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February 10, 2012

DIY: Monogrammed Wine Corks

Hello beautiful Made by Girl readers!  Jenny here from the Swede Records.  Today's DIY project is for the wine lovers out there. Over the years, I've purposely accumulated an abundance of wine corks in hopes to one day make a project out of them.  

The day finally came when I was searching for a unique piece to put above my DIY Bar Cart and I came up with the idea.  My husband & I share the same initial so it was perfect. 


All you need for this project is: 
  • Wine Corks
  • Thick Poster Board  
  • Scissors  
  • Small Paint Brush
  • Hanging Brackets  
  • Glue 

Start off by neatly placing all the corks on the poster board in the styled letter of your choosing.  Play around with the calligraphy but make sure to place them as close together as possible.  




When your letter is exactly arranged to your liking, take a #2 pencil and carefully trace around the entire letter.  Next, push all the corks to the side and cut out your letter. 



Once the letter is evenly cut out, use a small paint brush to whisk the tacky glue onto the poster cut out and start placing your wine corks on immediately thereafter.  Be sure to save the most appealing wine corks for the outer rim.  Wait a 2-3 hours for it to dry after all the corks have been placed.   



Then simply hang the monogrammed letter in your favorite tasting area! Such a personalized & inexpensive piece of decor for your home.  If you decide to make one on your own, make sure to share it with Made by Girl!



-post by jenny may 



25 comments:

Chic Coles said...

How cute is this? I love cork art!

The Adventure of the Must-have Maven said...

Love this!! xo

Nicole said...

This is so cool! Thank you so much for showing us how to do this. Looks like I really need to get after the wine!

Leslie said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

Nancy said...

great DIY that looks fashionable but still do-able for the "average" person! =) thanks for posting!
xo,
nancy @ adore to adorn

Gawgus things... said...

Gotta drink a lotta wine to create that *hic*!

Emma x

Liesl said...

Lovely idea, Miss Jenny May! I just started collecting my wine corks for future design ideas! Yay!

Liesl :)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That is so cute and perfect where you put it!

Janelle said...

Obsessed! Both with the Cork J and the BAR CART! It's so much fun!

Adry Bonet said...

That looks so cool!!! I really love it.

Vanessa {vanillaandroseblog.com} said...

What a great idea! I need something to do with all my corks!

shilpa said...

this a wonderful idea :)

Sera Guffey said...

It's as if this post was made for me. :)

I have at least 200 wine corks that I collected for my wedding over a year ago (and then wound up not using). Maybe it's time for a cork monogram!

striped-flamingo said...

So excited. I have also been collecting. Thanks so much!

striped-flamingo said...

So excited. I have also been collecting. Thanks so much!

Jolie Jouel said...

nice! great idea for all of those leftover corks!

joliejouel.blogspot.com

Soul Pretty said...

Love it...clever girl...welcome to New York!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

I love anything with wine and monograms! Check out the ampersand I did with cork! Love them all!

http://www.savvydesignwest.com/2012/01/living-savvys-no-pend-challenge.html

Thanks! Tiffany

Koselig koselig said...

That is so cool
I made another project with my winecork's. I took a childs blackboard and glued on corks all around it like a frame. So now it hangs at the summerplace and people can write messages or today's dinner menu on it.

Sara said...

Love this! I think this will be my weekend project! Thanks for sharing.
-Sara
SocialSara.net

Whit {TheWhitList} said...

So creative! Love your blog!!

Mélanie A. said...

I love this idea . I'm going to write L O V E with champagne corks . I keep them

barefoot duchess said...

really liked the corks inside the jars!

Janeous said...

I love this idea! I just completed some cork projects of my own and just might have to add this to the roster~!
thanks for the inspiration! :)

-urbanejane.com

Brittney said...

i'm not a wine drinker (and therefore have no corks at the ready), but i just had to comment: i LOVE the orange chevron cart! like, really love it. now i'm off to find some furniture i can orange-chevron (not sure my husband's going to be thrilled at adding yet another piece of furniture around here...do you mind if i blame it on you? thanks a mil).
-brittney
http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com (my random-style blog; come on by if you'd like!)

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