Wine and Cheese Tray? Of *corks* it is silly!!!

May 28th, 2013 in member junk     
GypsyBarn Jasmin Marisett, contributor
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Great tip when using corks for projects. Quite often people just hot glue a whole cork down. Problem being, that they are round and the stability of them is not all that great. Hot glue is great - yes, however, a stronger adhesive like PL on a cork cut in half offers a much better and permanent adhesion!
A nice shot showing the drawer pulls now used for the serving handles

I've been playing with corks quite a bit lately and if you read the caption with the picture of the cut corks, you will see what I have found to be the best way to create with them. Especially if you are making a cork cork board! This piece was created from a lovely old frame in which I brought back to life by repainting the gold trim with a nice acryllic gold and then adding some oomph back by usind a bombay mahogany stain and poly in one on the wood of the frame. I then took it to my most fabulous glass cutters and had a piece of custom glass cut to cover the cork area for the wine service and easy clean up! Of course, then added to stunning little drawer pulls to the edge of the frame for serving handles. Now I need to make myself one!
Pattern or design used: My own design - Upcylded and repurposed Wine and Cheese Platter
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Comments (7)

junkredeemer writes: Jasmin, love your projects! So much creativity mixed in with upcycled sense! Love it!
Posted: 5:27 pm on June 14th
GypsyBarn writes: Cutting the corks was a real pain at first until I figured out a way to do it that saved both my muscles and time! It's pretty quick now thankfully! Posted: 4:03 am on June 9th
chippingcharm writes: Great idea cutting them in half...more stable and less corks needed :) Smart tray! Posted: 5:47 am on June 4th
gadgetsponge writes: Very classy idea my friend! A true winner. Posted: 3:23 pm on June 3rd
kibryrampton writes: It really sounds good that you are using the old stuff by re-painting them :) Any one who would read this post will actually first think that is there any old stuff in our home which is not used?? And can we make any beautiful things with that!!
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Posted: 6:02 am on May 30th
suewhitney writes: Cool beans my friend. Love wine cork projects and this is a keeper!! Great tips to boot. Thanks so much!!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:05 am on May 29th
JunkArchitect writes: Y'all been drinkin'! I like the idea of cutting the corks in half first. It probably was a ton of work, but well worth project.


Posted: 4:56 am on May 29th
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