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DIY Weekend Project: Make a Bathmat Using Wine Corks

Are you looking for something to do with your collection of wine corks?  Creating a bathmat might be an appealing way to reuse the corks you have collected.

Supplies:

  • Non-adhesive shelf liner
  • Hot glue sticks / hot glue gun
  • 175 wine corks

 

1.  Cut each cork in half lengthwise with a sharp pocketknife. Sand the bottoms flat if any of your cuts are jagged.

2.  Arrange the corks into a rectangle, flat sides down. Use a ruler or the lines on a cutting mat to make sure your configuration of corks is as close to a straight rectangle as possible. The mat displayed above is 18.5 x 30 inches (10 x 35 cork halves).

3.  Measure and cut the shelf liner to size with a rotary cutter, ruler, and cutting mat.

4.  Transfer the outer rows/columns of corks to the shelf liner and glue them to the topside of the liner. Apply a rectangle-shaped line of glue to the flat side of each cork, about 1/8 inch from the edge, line up the cork with the edge of the mat, and press hard. Wipe away any glue drops before it hardens fully.

5.  Once your frame is in place, transfer the rest of the corks to their corresponding position on the mat. You’ll probably have to do some arranging and trading places to make all the corks fit. Then remove one cork at a time and glue it down.


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Megan Crosbie

Megan Crosbie

As Marketing Coordinator for the Charles Reinhart Company, Megan Crosbie is primarily responsible for their online presence, including the social media strategy, website and blog.

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