Sunday, January 15, 2012

Wine Cork Letters


Quite a while ago I "pinned" a project that used left over wine corks to make a monogram.
One of the many  "pins" I hadn't gotten around to yet.
for the wine lover: wine cork letter
via MyMamaMaria   on Pinterest

Today Sis and I went on a little shopping trip.
Really, what shopping trip is complete without a stop at HobbyLobby?
Anyhoo... in addition to the "needs" on my list, I found this "G".


It's like cardboard or something lightweight like that.
And the price was right ~ $2.47


Time to create.
So...
 I took a bunch of these~



I seem to have quite a few for some reason :)
Not sayin why...



Notice the jar in the background?
Yeah, I have a few of those....
We'll just say I didn't have to buy any.
But I'm told you can if you need to.

I laid the letter on it's back and proceeded to fit the corks together like a puzzle.
It didn't look quite right to me.
So I checked out Pinterest again.
But my "pin" and all the rest I looked at had the cork "butts" showing.
You know what I mean?
If not , check the top picture , you'll get it.

Anyhoo.... that's not what I wanted.
I like the graphics on my corks and wanted them to show.
Sometimes it's just the name of the wine , or the vineyard, but sometimes it's more.
So ...
 after wasting a bunch of time looking for a tutorial on how to make a Wine Cork Letter and not finding what I was looking for , I decided to wing it !
I wing it a lot !

Now , if you have a letter with straight lines , like a L or M, it wouldn't be too hard.
I have a G and I wasn't sure how to make the curves look good.
Every women wants her curves to look good :)

Anyhoo (again)....
I winged it.



Here we are half way through...


Finished G !


I know , some of the cardboard base shows,
but I like the pattern and the graphics show.
And when it's in it's new home on my shelf, you can't see it.


See ?
Oh, I forgot about THAT container of corks...
Hmmm.....



I LIKE IT !
How about you ?

The one at the top that I "pinned", I traced it back to an etsy shop.
The price ?
$65 .
My price ?
Approximately $2.50.
Now remember, I didn't have to buy corks:)
So the letter ($2.47 + tax) and a little hot glue !
Good enough for this girl!

LOL
via tatertotsandjello.com on Pinterest

Ever feel like this ?
I do.
ALL*THE*TIME !
You are welcome to " follow me" on Pinterest.

Not yet an obsessed Pinterest user?
What are you waiting for ?
Geez...
If you need an invite just send me your email, I will be more that happy to make you as Pinterest crazy as I am :)
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10 comments:

  1. Love your letter and your wine signs. I have a corner in my kitchen dedicated to wine decor. I might have to borrow your sign ideas :) Visiting from DIY Home Sweet Home

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  2. Lookin good GARBES! Now I will leave a D with you and see what happens.

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  3. This is so cool! I would love for you to link up to our party http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/2012/01/pinteresting-link-party-week-22.html

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  4. Your letter 'G' looks great! I too have lots of corks! Funny, huh!!

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  5. This came out great!! TFS!! Stopping by from More the Merrier Monday linky party and your newest follower here and on Pinterest. BTW, I have a ton of corks too LOL

    Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2012/01/hollys-first-coat.html

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  6. Seriously I love this, I always have an abundance of wine corks around because we are a wine loving family. What a very creative way to use wine corks. Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Sunday's Best!

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  7. Seriously I love this, I always have an abundance of wine corks around because we are a wine loving family. What a very creative way to use wine corks. Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Sunday's Best!

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  8. Wow...$65?? You save a bundle and it turned out really cute.
    ~Tonia @thegunnysack.com

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  9. This is so cool! I love how you used the corks on their sides. Thanks for the tip on Olive Garden. I am so calling them after I write this!

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