Saturday, May 25, 2013

Wine Cork Memo Board

An old flower box finally 'disintegrated' but the pieces are so wonderfully weathered and worn that there was no way they were going to waste.  One of them gained new life as this memo board.  Because the wood is so interesting, I decided to not completely cover it with the corks.
  The corks were attached with E6000 glue.  I didn't worry about making them fit perfectly (which would be almost impossible ANYWAY!).

 A champagne cork and a wine cork serve as hangers for keys, etc.  I simply inserted a screw from the back of the board, put a little E6000 on it and screwed the corks right on.

 Since the back of this wood was pretty rough, I traced it's shape onto a piece of fabric and using craft glue, attached the fabric to the back.  I wanted the push pins to be a bit more rustic so simply sprayed them with flat, black paint.

I still have several pieces of this wood from the planter so I'm planning a few more projects with them, including a few smaller versions of this board.  Guess I'll have to enjoy a bit more wine . . . for the corks, of course.


  1. Hi Lauren,
    LOVE the Wine Cork Memo Board...SO vintage & FUN! And LOVE your blog!

    SO glad that we have connected! I will add your blog to my Favorite Blog List...and we would be SO LUCKY if you would consider doing the same.

    Vintage xxoo,

  2. Fabulous idea, love the rustic look. It's a good excuse to drink more wine, not that you need an excuse though:-)

  3. I love this! It's so, so cute! I love using wine corks in projects. I'm visiting from Coastal Charm through my personal blog, Revolutionaries. I also write for Crafting a Green World, though, and we do a green crafts showcase every month. This would be a perfect project to enter! I would love to feature you so here's the link if you're interested:

    Hope you're having a great Memorial Day!
    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries

  4. That is a great idea, what a great use for old wood and corks. You are brilliant!

  5. I love this corkboard Lauren! You are so always! I hope you are having a wonderful week so far! Angie xo

  6. What a great way to use wine corks! Although most of the bottles I buy are screw caps now you dont find many corked bottles here in Australia anymore. Not sure why, its a bit sad really!

  7. Great minds, I say! I also have some flower boxes that have decided to give up the ship! LOL
    The wood is so amazing when it's has been naturally "aged". I've made a few signs for the garden (under protected areas, of course ;))
    LOL now that it's falling apart we have to protect it! LOL
    Yeh, maybe a tad crazy? Take care and love your ideas

  8. What a clever idea Lauren. Love it. And love that it is made with all repurposed items. Great job.


  9. What a great project. Love the look!

  10. What a cute project AND an excuse for a glass of wine! Some of the corks are so pretty, too! Enjoy your week and this busy time of year! Sweet hugs!

  11. Great craft project! I really like the way you
    randomly spaced the corks and allowed the wood to
    show. Visiting from The Thrifty Groove.

  12. That looks so good. I have quite a few corks that I've been saving for projects and this looks great!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    PS Thanks so much for visiting me! If you have a chance to pop by this weekend, I am hosting my weekly linky party (Say G'Day saturday) and I would be thrilled if you could join in! Hope to see you then!

  13. Thanks for sharing these creative ideas and for stopping by my blog, Lauren!

  14. Creative way to repurpose wine corks. I love the primitive look of the board with the corks.

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  16. You did a great job! I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully follow me back! Nicole

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  18. This is just so cool, Lauren. I love the weathered wood as a background.


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