Monday, June 25, 2012

{Summer Noodle Party} Wine Cork Wreath

Debbie at Debbiedoos is hosting a Summer Pool Noodle Party.  
What can you do with a pool noodle?
If you're me, you make a wine cork wreath!
I've been wanting to use my corks for something and the noodle party was the perfect excuse to get on it!
 I started with a pool noodle from the Dollar Store and taped it into a circle with packing atpe.
 Then I wrapped it in strips of burlap secured with straight pins to cover up the yellow.
 I pulled out my cork collection (don't judge, it's all for art's sake).
 I fired up the hot glue gun and started sticking the corks onto the wreath form.
 Starting on the inside of the werath, I lined the corks up next to each other and then started a new row.
 I staggered the second row of corks.
 When I didn't have enough room for a cork, I'd angle it and just keep working around it.
 Before I knew it, I had covered the whole wreath, leaving an open area in the back of the wreath so that it could lay flat against a door.
 I added more corks to the wreath in a random pattern to add dimension.
 The glue is hot so I always keep a bowl of ice water nearby (and I used it twice!).
Please excuse my fading manicure.
 Each cork tells a story.  Sometimes I write something on the cork as a memento (like this one from our trip to Montreal).  I didn't know when to stop so I left the wreath overnight and looked at it with fresh eyes in the morning. I added a few more corks in the morning.
 The finished product.
It's hanging on the door between the den and kitchen right now until I find the perfect spot for it. 
I love how it turned out!  
Now I can start collecting more corks and drinking more wine!

Supplies needed:
1 pool noodle
Corks--about 100 or so
Hot glue gun and sticks 
Burlap and straight pins (optional)
Cost=$1 for pool noodle, I had everything else on hand.

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35 comments:

Pam Jackson said...

Neat....I like.

Pam Jackson said...

Neat....I like.

Kimberly said...

so cute!

scrappymo! said...

Looks great. Using the burlap and the pool noodle was a great idea!

Debbiedoo's said...

VERY very cute Heather! This was super clever. I love that you thought of this. Thanks for sharing.

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

This is a great wine cork wreath!! I love it. You should enter it over at the Dollar Tree Craft Blog $100 contest. I have the link on my fb page. I'd love to see someone I know win!!

Thanks for linking up!!

Katie said...

I love this!!! I need to collect some more wine corks, but I'd love this on my kitchen door! If you'll excuse me, I'm off to get some wine - all in the name of crafting!

Jessica Kielman said...

You are a girl after my own heart...I love your wine cork wreath! It's beyond perfect!

Jessica

Cristina Garay said...

What a unique idea!! I love your wine cork wreath!

Chase the Star said...

What a great idea! I need to get me some corks! Found you on the Happy Hour Projects blog hop! I'm a new follower! Would love to see you at my place!
Barbara
http://chase-thestar.blogspot.com

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Looks great :) Laurel

Riet said...

Wow you need a lot of corks for that, very nice

edenhills said...

That is such a cute idea! I might just have to start a cork collection. Definitely a good idea. :-)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

My daughter in law made me a similar wall hanging that I just love.

Very creative!

Esther Joy said...

What a unique idea! I'll have to share this with a friend of mine that I know would like it!

EG CameraGirl said...

That sure is a lot of wine corks but what fun collecting them. :))

Jesse Mallet said...

very creative, i love how it turned out! now i need to ask my step mom for her wine corks and make one for her birthday which is really soon! :)

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

Clever...thanks for sharing.
Peace,
Siggi in Downeast Maine

Pondside said...

Now, that's my kind of craft!

Annesphamily said...

How many corks did you use? My goodness that is a sweet wreath! Have a beautiful weekend and enjoy that wine! I have eight bottles chilling in my mini wine cooler my oldest daughter bought me for my birthday two years ago! We drink wine on special occasionally but I need to drink more wine and make one of these! Thanks for the share!

Naperville Now said...

I am quite sure my wreath would not turn out like yours! Great craft.

anitamombanita said...

super cute!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Your cork/noodle wreath is awesome! (at first, I was confused about the "pool noodle" part of it! haha...just a little slow on my part!) Again...wonderful job!

Blessings & Aloha!

Erika said...

Nice wreath. Something like this would look nice on my front door.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Love the start to finish photos♫♪

hellolj said...

This is beautiful! Great job! My mother in law would LOVE this!

Jenny said...

What a fantastically fun craft idea!

This is super clever!

Love, love, love it!

Thanks for sharing it!

A+

Life in Rehab said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmm...and I do just happen to have a whole lotta corks saved up...

Miss Kitty said...

SO very cute! Hmmm...I just happen to have a pool noodle (left over from the Debbiedoos'Challenge too) and plenty of wine corks. This would look wonderful over our coffee/wine (a.m./p.m.) bar that is located in the laundry room...talk about a multifunctional
room. I saw your post over at the Dollar Store Challenge. Thanks for sharing how you made it.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Cute Heather. I made a cork wreath about 15 years ago and it still hangs in my dining room. I think I will do a post about it..... I will NEVER show pictures of my wine cork stash...it is too incriminating. I have bag fulls - some separated by winery!

Bliss said...

How did I miss this? I love it. It is just what my oldest daughter is looking to make, so I'm pinning it to show her.

~Bliss~

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

It looks very elegant - great use for your corks. Thanks for joining the $5 challenge.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Another great project. Unfortunately I DO have enough wine corks to do this project with. Of course I have been saving them for years. I was waiting for the perfect project to come along. Thanks for sharing.

Jules said...

Heather, I am going to give this a try this weekend and add a little holiday touch to it. Hopefully, it will be post worthy and I will definitely credit you with the tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing...my corks have been begging for a project! have a great weekend!

laura@imnotatrophywife.com said...

Heather- I love this! I think I need to drink more wine this summer so I can make this wreath! laura

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