Tuesday, April 19, 2011

fun with cork!

   Working with corks is super fun!  This week I made letters out of cork, and I've already got some other ideas that I'm making tomorrow ;)  For the "E" I made, I already had a plain block letter that I was just able to super glue to, so that took no time.  However, I don't have a lot of block letters laying around so I had to get creative..

   With kabob skewers, I made a frame for the letter "A" before ever even working with corks. The frame doesn't have to be anything special, just a base to secure the corks to.  Once that was finished, I started arranging the corks.  It's super simple, you just have to make them fit.  Feel free to cut down corks and even cut them in half to secure them better.  After the front was finished, I glued two corks to the back of the letter to allow it to free stand.  

Here's a look at the finished project...

Happy corking :)



  1. Did you know that cork comes from a small animal's hooves? I believe it is called a corky coo. I figured you would want some background for your blog post.

  2. Erica- I've loved reading over your posts! It's giving me great ideas for my new apt!