How To Make An Upcycled Cork Pinboard


Caroline Malcolm (aka me) demonstrates how to make an upcycled cork pinboard.  A great reuse for any wine or champagne corks that you’ve been collecting!

I upcycled these donated corks (mainly Prosecco corks I think) and an old frame that had lost it’s glass into a new cork pinboard.  I now can’t stop staring at it every time I go in the kitchen. 🙂

It took quite a while to cut up all the corks and glue them in place but it was so worth it!   I decided to cut the corks as they were quite large and the frame that I used had a very narrow depth.  I also really liked the  ends of the corks so I decided to cut the corks into 4 little circular pieces and I used  the tops and bottoms in this project.

I’ll use what’s left over to make another pinboard.

upcycled-cork-pinboard-collage

The materials and equipment that you’ll need to make your upcycled cork pinboard are shown below.

Materials
  • Old Frame
  • Corks
  • Small tacks / nails
  • Picture frame clip hangers
  • Paint
  • Wire or string
Equipment
  • Sandpaper
  • Sanding block
  • Nail gripper (optional)
  • Hammer
  • Paint brush
  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting mat or chopping board
  • Hot glue gun
  • Wire snips or scissors
Did You Know?

Wine corks are biodegradable, natural, and renewable. They also don’t go to waste, with each aspect of a wine cork having the potential to become something else. Even cork dust can be used for fuel and cork residue can be used to make other cork products.

courtesy of: www.sterlingwineonline.com

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