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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

{cork trivet}

Anyone else have about a million wine corks being saved, 
waiting for the perfect project to use them for?

Well, if you know me, you know I drink a lot of wine,
and I started saving my corks from the very beginning.
Let's just say ' a while ago. '

Anyway, my mother-in-law gave me a Christmas gift this year which 
gave me the perfect excuse to use some of my corks...

...a corkboard trivet kit!

This one, by Oenophilia, can be found at wine shops, party stores, and {here.}
OR...you could make your own using:
  • a small frame with sturdy backing
  • glue
  • corks
Um, easy, right?

So I recently looked through every single one of my corks and picked out the ones I loved - either because they were from a bottle we drank on a special occasion or had visited the winery, had a cute saying or design, or just were a favorite wine.





I had some 'help' doing the picking and arranging.




Once I'd chosen the corks, I had to design my trivet.
I went for a fairly simple 'brick' pattern.




Then I simply glued them onto the backing of the frame and let them dry!


The finished product:  love!


Made a lovely addition & conversation piece 
to the table of our dinner party that night!

Happy, happy Tuesday!
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