I have collected quite a few wine corks over the last 6 months and they are starting to overtake my craft drawer! Needing to make room I decided now was the time to use them in a craft project. Since cork is water resistant I wanted to make a couple coasters but you could also make pot holders as it is heat resistant.
- Wine corks
- Hot glue gun
First, slice discs approximately 1/4 inch thick using a serrated knife or saw. Hold the cork with pliers so as to not cut yourself. If you want accurate slices use a ruler and pencil to mark every 1/4 inch across the cork. Mine turned out a little rough and uneven but I prefer the rustic appearance.
You could just glue them together at this point but I wanted to add some colour by using yarn. Using the hot glue gun attach yarn and coil it around three times fastening the end with glue. I had to glue every 1/4 turn so that it would not unravel.
Once you have enough yarn coiled cork discs you can then glue them together in your desired pattern. Play around with it until you are happy with the way it looks and make it as big or as small as you want
Below is my finished coaster.
Word of the Day: Yarn Resiliency
The tendency of a fiber to resume its original shape after being stretched.