Remember I told you I was going to be making some wine cork board/trays for my mother and sisters-in law? Well I got two of them done this weekend and thought I'd share. I also made some beer cap tacks to go with them. I was unusually lucid and I had the rare forethought to take some pictures of my progress so I could post a tutorial about the tacks. - I'm thinking I might also have to include some wine charms to hang from those beer cap tacks.
I gotta say that this whole thing was super easy - in fact the hardest part was puzzling the corks together so they fit nice and tight in the trays.
I had originally planned on using picture frames that I picked up at the thrift store, but on a recent foray into my local Ross, I found these beautiful trays for $6 each. They're really too nice to cover with corks, but there ya go.
So the rule for the day - If you want an amazing end result, you have to start with quality ingredients/supplies.
Lay them all out. You may need to cut one or more in half or thirds with a sharp utility knife to make them fit snugly.
Keep your band-aids handy!
Then hot glue them in one at a time - To the tray and to each other - Use the High Temp glue in case it's used as a trivet so a hot casserole dish won't undo all your work.
For the beer cap tacks, you'll need flat and round pliers, strong adhesive, beer caps, a straight pin and some resin. I used Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.
Tack on your tag, wine charms, gift certificates and GIVE! = >
Cheers! Salut! Prost!