Thursday, 19 September 2013

Decorating with Corks




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.


From Daedesigngroup.com


From Homedit.com
 
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.



From Rugsandblinds.com






 

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