How to Cover a Wall Using Wine Corks

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If you enjoy wine on a frequent basis, chances are good that you've amassed a large collection of corks. Wine corks make an interesting keepsake and a useful mounting tool when hung on walls. With a large quantity of corks, take a step up from the more common wine cork board to cover an entire wall with bottle stoppers. 

Things You'll Need

  • Wine corks
  • Waxed paper
  • Wood glue
  • Pencil
  • Adhesive wall mounting strips
  • Wash each wine cork gently in hand soap and warm water to remove any traces of wine that may be sticky. Towel dry.

  • Spread a large sheet of waxed paper over a table or countertop surface.

  • Create rows of corks. Lay about 10 corks side-by-side on the waxed paper. Glue them together in this configuration using wood glue. Do another row like this and glue it, bottom-to-top, to the first row to create a solid unit.

  • Arrange all your corks into glued units of roughly the same size as the first.

  • Press the rows of corks against the wall and trace them in pencil, making outlines of each patch of corks on the wall. With each patch, trace it, then set it aside rather than using the same patch for multiple outlines. Number each outline and write the number on the corresponding patch of cork.

  • Attach three or four wall adhesive strips to each traced area. Peel the covers from the adhesive sides intended for the walls and stick them in place. Space them across each of the outlined spaces. Attach the reverse sides of each strip to mounted sides, then remove their covers, leaving the adhesive ends exposed.

  • Affix each row of corks to the adhesive strips. Line up the edges of each premade row of corks to the edges of the outlined section on the wall. Match up the numbers on the cork sections to the numbers you marked earlier. Press the cork against the sticky sides of the wall adhesive strips to fix them in place. 

References

  • "The Big-Ass Book of Home Decor: More than 100 Inventive Projects for Cool Homes like Yours;" Mark Montano and Auxy Espinoza; 2010
  • Photo Credit Maria Toutoudaki/Photodisc/Getty Images
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