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.


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

  • Old Frame
  • Corks
  • Small tacks / nails
  • Picture frame clip hangers
  • Paint
  • Wire or string
  • 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.

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