Upcycle Progress: Cork

The appealing look of a cork caught my eye instantly. I found cork projects all over google images, pinterest, and my friends houses. Corks can be used for apparel, furniture, jewelry holders, and decoration. The cork gives a house a very unique down to earth feeling. There are also associated unique wine and champagne labels that lots of people enjoy. Each label can be a reminder of a special moment or experience.

I have wanted to do something with corks for a while. My parents used to collect corks to “eventually do something with” and gave all of them away a few months back. I would like to make something unique but I would like to make something useful that I could potentially utilize in my home as well.

DIY Cork Staircase
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These three ideas stood out to me when thinking of what I wanted to possibly create. I really need a key rack and some thing decorative to hold my succulents. I have a bag of corks already and look forward to the places this project could take me!


self watering planter made from recycled wine bottle

Sources: 1. http://moxandfodder.com/2012/03/10/diy-wine-cork-chandelier/ 2. https://www.architecturendesign.net/30-magnificent-diy-projects-you-can-do-with-wine-corks/ 3. https://homesthetics.net/21-truly-creative-diy-wine-cork-projects-that-you-will-simply-adore/ 4. http://waploft.co/ideas/ 5. https://unlimitedhomedecor.com/products/wooden-honey-comb-shelf-with-antique-brass-finish-metal-mesh-frame 6. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wellmade/rackless-the-key-rack-that-makes-your-keys-float-i

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  • I really like the idea of using cork as your medium, its something that most of us don’t think about its other uses. I noticed that you have multiple ideas that you’ve been giving more thought about and I might be interesting to see if you could combine pats from each one into your final project.


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