Cork Memory Board

After finishing painting our dining room chairs, I had some of the paint left over, and not wanting it to go to waste I decided to spruce up a fruit bowl that we don’t really use. I picked it up from Sass and Belle in London a couple of years ago, I love the heart shape but I’m now not so keen on the colour, so decided to turn it into a memory board using lots of corks!

I’m the only one in our house that drinks wine/champagne, so I called around family and friends and asked them to start saving up theirs, eventually I amassed enough to fill the whole heart. After a lick of paint, a light sand and adding in the corks this is what I ended up with . . .

Cork Memory Board #Homecraft #Upcycling


You’ll need –
* Selection of corks
* Glue gun
* Chalky paint
* Creme Wax
* Paintbrush
* Sandpaper
* Box frame or similar

Cork Memory Board #Homecraft #Upcycling
Step one – Start by painting your item using the chalky paints. Leave to dry.
Step two – Once dry give a light sand, allowing some of the wood to show through. Then apply the wax, and leave to dry.
Step three – Position the corks in your ‘frame’, once happy with the position of them all, use a hot glue gun to secure in place. Continue to secure all of the corks in place.

Cork Memory Board #Homecraft #Upcycling
I used some ladybird push pins that I picked up from Paperchase to secure my collected bits and pieces, but you could also make your own.

Cork Memory Board #Homecraft #Upcycling
I used some of the corks both the right way up and upside down to get a nice snug fit. I also arranged them so that I had some plain corks inbetween the patterned ones to avoid it looking too busy.

Cork Memory Board #Homecraft #Upcycling


2 thoughts on “Cork Memory Board

  1. Lucy says:

    Absolutely obsessed looking through your blog after seeing your gift wrapping ideas on Hobbycraft!
    Love the stuff you make!! So creative and has definitely inspired me to find my craft box!!
    So thank you, for your tips and wonderful ideas.

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