Ever since we decided to do a cork-lined wall for the games room at my sister's cottage, we have been saving our corks. We have been collecting them for several years now and it's a good thing we like to drink wine because we've accumulated TONS of corks. I think we finally have enough corks to start her cork wall project. ( She plans to hang a dart board on this wall and the corks will be a great back drop for people with less-than-perfect aim!)
As a result of having lots of corks around, I have used them as décor accessories.
They sit in an oversized wine glass, next to an oversized wine bottle cabinet, on our bar.
I have used them in flower arrangements. I lined a small glass cube with corks and popped a rose into a water filled florist's plastic tube and placed the tube inside the corks. Great for a wine tasting party!
Corks can also make great place card holders or menu card holders.
If you are using them on their side, just be sure to create a flat area so they don't roll around.
While looking for inspiration on how to do the cork wall, I came across this wall art...
|Cork Art by Scott Gundersen|
How amazing is that?! The artist, Scott Gundersen, uses thousands of corks in a range of colours to create his works of art.
Perhaps this is a little more complicated than we planned. I think a simple ombre effect would look great. Gotta 'love' that.