State Wine Cork Boards are a fun way to repurpose wine corks and show pride for your state.
State wine cork boards are such an easy and affordable DIY project. For all you wine loving mommas out there, this craft is perfect for you. If you aren’t a big wine drinker, just purchase some here!
This project came to me on a boring Friday night when my husband mentioned I needed to do something with all our wine corks.
To make these State Wine Cork Boards, you will need:
- Large piece of cardboard (leftover Amazon boxes work fantastic)
- Corks, corks and more corks
- Knife or X-acto knife
- Hot glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Spray paint (I used a semi-gloss white)
- Liquid Nails
- Caulk Gun
- Draw your state of choice on cardboard. I free handed this. There are templates out there but you will need to scale to the size you want. Since I was making a pretty big state, I eyeballed it. Next, cut out with scissors.
- Cut the corks in half. I used an X-acto knife to do this as well as a regular knife. I cut them perfectly in half. This will give you twice the corks.
- Attach the corks. Hot glue the corks to the cardboard. I carefully worked from bottom to the top. This step also was broken up over several days because I kept running out of corks. I finally went to a wine bar and asked the bartender for a bunch. This step is fun but takes plenty of time. Let dry completely.
- Prepare the Pallet. I cleaned the pallet by brushing it off with a broom and sanding it down. After wiping it down with a cloth, put in a well ventilated spot to spray paint. This is where you can add your own flair. Since I have a lot of white in my living room, I spray painted my pallet white.
- Cut Pallet to size. First line the pallet up. My pallet was too big, so I used a level to draw a straight line. Using my jigsaw, I cut the pallet. Next, I took my sandpaper and softened the rough edges. I also took off some of the spray paint in random places creating a rustic look.
- Attach the State to pallet. Liquid nails works perfectly to bond the cardboard and wood. I covered the back of the cardboard and carefully centered it on the board. Next, I applied gentle pressure and allowed it to dry overnight before hanging. If any corks come loose, just reattach with hot glue gun.
Helpful hints & alternate suggestions:
- Cut all the corks first then start to attach.
- Keep plenty of glue sticks on hand! Don’t be shy with the glue.
- Make this a statement piece and add a bright spray paint color to add a pop of color in your house. I’m a big fan of bringing a surprise element to your ordinary family room!
- Add hanging rings on the back of the pallet first to make it easy to attach to wall. I attached my rings after I attached the State Cork board and I was nervous I would mess it up.
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