By spotogspindel | June 27, 2009
This is my wine-cork bulletin-board that hans in my kitchen. I don´t drink a lot of wine, so it took me years to collect all the corks! I did ask around, and had several friends “making sacrifice”s on my behalf, to contribute with some of the corks Even colleagues of my Dad sent me some from Egypt!
And by the way; don´t throw away corks! They don´t really make a lot of them anymore, switching over to screw-tops and plastic-corks. Save them, you never know when you might need them for a creative project!
I got a left-over piece of very soft paper-maché type of wood-ish plate at my local wood-shop (sorry, don´t know the english name for “papp-plate”…), cut all the corks in half (and all of a sudden I had twice as many!) and glued them down with a glue-gun (quick and easy).
For the frame, I used Wine-bottle labels. Now a days, most of them have sticker-glue on them, and they´re impossible to get off. But if they don´t, put the bottle in the sink, fill it up with warm water, leave it for half a hour or so, and see if they come off, by carefully pealing.
After they were dry agin, I glued them down (wall-paper-glue) on the wooden frame I had made to measure. I bought an inexpensive wooden list or frame-moulding list at the same local wood-shop, sawed it on my angle-saw (Sorry about the creative language here. These words aren´t in my dictionary! Arg!) at a 45 degree angle, glued and stapled them together (with a staple-gun). After the whole thing was dry, I stained over all the labels, to tie the colors together, and give it a vintage look.
“Not bad, Guys! Let´s do it one more time with more focus on sound, harmony, melody, rhythm, composition, lyrics, musicality, beat and originality!”