How To: Make a Bulletin Board from Wine Corks

How To: Make a Bulletin Board from Wine Corks

Leah Moss
Feb 24, 2009

Unique frames, vino, and visual organization are a few of my passions, so spotting a bulletin board combining all three got my wheels spinning. Frat-tastic? It has the potential to be, but in the right frame — something unusual but not too loud or ornate — and in the right setting — a wall without much visual clutter —it could be a witty way of organizing the lists of "to do's" or "to try's" (wines) that inevitably end up cluttering the fridge. Instructions on how to make your own after the jump...

1. Gather wine corks. Depending on the size of your frame you'll need about 50-100. Unless you've had a serious party, this is hopefully probably not something you'd do in one go. You can store them in a glass container for display as you amass your supplies.


2. Cut a piece of peg board or plywood to fit the interior of the frame (your local hardware store will generally do this for you if you know the dimensions).


3. Attach the peg board/plywood to the back of the frame.


4. Using wood glue or a glue gun, glue corks in place either side by side or 2 lengthwise followed by 2 sideways (they look best when the labels show). You may need to cut the a couple of corks (the ones on the side edges) lengthwise to fit the frame (scissors will do the trick)


5. Let the corks dry


6. Hang and get organizing

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