Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Upcycled Wine Cork Heart Tutorial - wear your heart on the wall not on your sleeve
(some of you may remember my rubberband heart fiasco)
Now you could make this on a piece of wood or heavy cardboard cut into a heart shape or matboard inside a frame, but I have a clipboard fixation so we will make this with a clipboard.
If you have an old metal one this would be even more amazing with magnets on the back of your corks.
You will need: wine corks, chalk or paint, glue (I like gorilla glue because it is strong and you have some maneuvering time before it dries, but any good wood glue will do), clipboard, paper and scissors
1. weigh out about a lb of corks (just kidding) 2. fold a piece of paper and cut out a heart the way we did for valentines when we were kids 3. use this heart as a template and lightly trace your heart onto your clipboard - or whatever surface you are using 4. randomly chalk a few cork edges and then distress with black chalk (make sure to leave the most flat edge of the cork for the back and check your hands this stuff is messy) 5. lay out your heart edge 6. glue in place 7. fill in the middle glueing as you go
Just grab some thumbtacks and hang all your important notes or not so important notes!
If you decide to make one of these and use a Staples clipboard (like I did) and need a little magnet to cover the Staples logo hit the let's chat link on the right and let me know your address and I will pop something in the mail to you.
Note - I later gave the cork edges a quick spray of a sealer - a good idea if you use chalk!