Whether you live in an apartment or a house, “curb appeal” is important. It is the first impression your house makes on visitors. Other than just keeping the area tidy, two of the easiest ways to add an inviting touch are adding a welcome mat and a door wreath. Welcome mats can be picked up at your local home store or online for as little as $10.99; wreaths, on the other hand, are a different story.
Wreaths aren’t cheap. Well, decent ones that’ll last more than a week aren’t cheap. Plus many of them are holiday themed, which is okay in the weeks directly before a holiday but what about the rest of the time? How can you get a fun and inexpensive wreath? Easy! Just turn to DIY crafts with wine corks.
Crafts with wine corks can help you concoct a fun, customizable wreath that is sure to attract compliments from all your visitors. Not an avid wine drinker? No worries, crafts with wine corks can be pulled off even if you never drink wine because you an cheaply order wine corks online.
In just 10 little steps (one of which is boiling your corks) you can have a wreath that’ll look like something you might order out of a pricey catalog.
1. Boil your corks for 10 minutes (this makes cutting your corks easier).
2. While your corks are boiling, peel off first layer of the chipboard wreath (for corks to stick better).
3. After you have boiled your corks, dry them with a paper towel.
4. With a sharp knife, cut all of your corks in half.
5. Allow corks to dry fully.
6. Start gluing corks to the chipboard wreath with the rough side facing down. There’s no specific way to do this, just make sure not to leave any open spaces.
7. Turn your wreath over and hot glue your hemp rope attached to the chalkboard to the back of the wreath.
8. Hot glue a piece of felt over top of the rope to ensure it holds
9. Cut a piece of ribbon 24″ in length; cut the ends at an angle.
10. Put one piece of ribbon through the top of your wreath, inside the chalk board rope, and tie off at the top in a knot.
Your wreath is now ready to hang!
What’s really awesome about this craft with wine corks is that you can customize it. One, you can write whatever you’d like on the chalkboard. Two, you can create one of these crafts with wine corks, hang it in your house, and pin notes to it (like a cork board). For example, I thought it might be cute to hang one in the kitchen, write recipes on the chalkboard, and then pin ideas to it… like a stone age Pinterest.
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