Saturday, January 31, 2015

Diy Pottery Barn Inspired Cork Wine Bottle Wall Hanging




My dear friend, Helen, gave me lots of wine corks she had accumulated before she and her hubby moved 400 miles away to a beautiful new home and warmer climate.  With the corks I made the usual spiral cork ball out of some of them but wanted to make something special and a bit different with the many I had left.  

I was so excited about finding a perfect piece of artwork to knockoff using wine corks. 


It's a stunning cork wine bottle image, 20 inches wide by 44 inches tall on wood.  

And the wall hanging was easy to duplicate just by counting the number of corks in each row, and basically hot gluing each one down in place into the shape of a bottle on black painted canvas. 

Just one thing, though, you have to realize that these are recycled used corks that have different shades, widths and lengths from the moisture of the wine and size of the bottles. 



So the corks didn't line up perfectly.


But I did group like corks together.



And I put down a piece of painter's tape and drew chalk lines on each side to try to keep the corks straight while gluing.


After gluing, I used red wine to "paint" some of the corks.


So, what do you think?



I think this grouping is perfect for wine lovers and wine themed spaces. 


And it cost next to nothing since I already had everything I needed on hand including the canvas.  Can you believe the original piece carries a $179 price tag? 

Hot dang!


Not bad, huh?

What a great way to use recycled corks.







Take a little time to enjoy

and

Happy Crafting!














29 comments:

  1. I love it Gail! Fabulous job! I have plenty of wine corks, :) might give it a try!!
    Jenna

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  2. Hi dropping in from Snickerdoodle Sunday. What a fun idea to use up those wine corks!

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  3. Amazing art work you did with the corks:)

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  4. Gail, wow! I never realized what you can do with corks. I especially love the Cork Ball.

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  5. I love how yours turned out. Much more interesting with its red wine paint than PB's plain one.

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  6. What a great knockoff Gail. I love that you coloured some of the corks with red wine. How appropriate. It's such a fun piece of artwork. I love it!

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  7. Gail that is an awesome knock-off and I love it! What kind of glue did you use?? I have a ton of corks (sadly, I had to drink wine to get them;) Can I link to your great project whenever I get around to making something with my corks?

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  8. What an awesome idea. I love the red-wine finish. This would be great behind someone's home bar. Nice gift idea. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best linkup.

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  9. That's a fabulous idea, I love that you painted it. I hope Helen collected them by drinking lots of fabulous wine.

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  10. I love a good PB knockoff! What a great idea to "paint" some of the corks using red wine. Do you have a post for a cork ball tutorial? It looks really neat sitting on the table!

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  11. It looks fabulous, Gail! And I love how you painted different ones a certain color :) As always, you amaze me with your talent. Happy day, my dear! Hugs! And thanks for sharing at Roses of Inspiration.

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  12. That is amazing and so frugal. Great job!

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  13. This is awesome Gail! You did a wonderful job!

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  14. Uh, I will take your cork art over PB...that's a ridiculous price tag. Thanks for sharing this on Merry Monday and inspiring others to upcycle.

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  15. What a great knock-off Gail!! I bet it was fun to create, too!
    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Project Inspire{d}!

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  16. Pottery Barn can be so over priced. Just goes to show you can achieve the look for so much less. You did a beautiful job!

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  17. These look great, though it would take me decades to save up this many corks. Most wines these days come with a screw top. Hey, maybe I can do something with those!

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  18. $179 -- wow! I like yours better, and the colors are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle! :)

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  19. I love this. I actually do like this much more than the Pottery Barn one. I have a friend that works with wine corks a lot. I have to show her this. Thanks for linking up with Sunday's Best. I hope to see you again next week.

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  20. Amazing idea! I love the idea of painting the corks with wine too. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
    Blessings, Deborah

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  21. Awesome and I think I like the colors in yours better! Cheers,

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  22. Hi Gail,
    These are very creative. I love those cork craft projects.

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  23. how cool! i love how this cork wine bottle art turned out! pretty neat idea to add the touch of color by using the red wine. I have a few corks here, will have to save some up and try this myself!

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  24. Awesome knock off. I like yours so much more. I love the colors.

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  25. Gail, this is fabulous! You did a wonderful job of making the corks fit into the outline so neatly. I love the pop of color, too.

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  26. That is really clever use of the corks. I love the cork ball, I have not seen that before.
    Kathleen

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  27. Fantastic knock off, Gail!! Love how yours turned out (Better than the original!) Can't believe the price tag and you saved a bunch! Great job!

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