Framed Valentine Wine CorksPosted on Dec 29, 2017 10:45:00 PM by Dawn Barrett
Gather up wine corks to create this upcycled framed valentine. A great gift for the one that you toast to each year, this decoration will be a lovely remembrance year after year.
Made by: Dawn Mercedes Barrett
Time: 45 minutes plus drying time
Size: 8" x 8"
Here's what you need:
- Glue Dots® Advanced Strength Double-Sided Sheets or Advanced Strenth Dot N Go™
- Pop Up Glue Dots®
- Permanent Glue Dots®
- DCWV 12” Colored Burlap stack
- 8 x 8 inch frame
- 15” gingham ribbon from American Crafts
- Jewel brads from Eyelet Outlet
- Americana Paints: red hot, cotton ball, poodleskirt pink, razzleberry
- Wine corks (as needed)
- Fiskars Paper Trimmer
- Serrated knife
- Cutting board
- Foam brush
- Wire cutter
Here's what you do:
Cut a piece of colored burlap down to 8 x 8 inches. Take out the glass from your frame and insert the burlap.
Use a serrated knife and cutting board to cut the corks in half. Arrange them in a heart outline on a piece of card stock, with the cut side down. This will allow you to view the colors on the heart as you paint.
Paint the tops of the corks using Americana acrylic paint to create an ombre effect. Mix paint colors in a paint palette to create the gradation in the colors. Let dry. (Hint: Mix enough of each color for two coats to be sure the corks are completed colored.
Arrange the corks in the center of the frame. Cut the Advanced Strength into strips. Cut off squares to adhere the corks to the burlap. Press firmly.
Create a bow using the ribbon. Push a jewel brad through the center. Another option is to cut off the prongs and use Pop Up Relief Glue Dots ® to secure embellishment to the ribbon. Use Permanent Glue Dots ® to secure the ribbon to the frame.
Look for inexpensive and interesting frames in thrift stores and garage sales. This project would be a great idea for an anniversary or wedding momento. Use wedding colors to make it even more special!
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Dawn Mercedes Barrett is a designer who enjoys juggling a number of activities. Whether it is creating a card or object for home decor, whipping up a batch of fresh cookies for kids that drift through the house, or learning to enjoy the rigors of strengthening her body through running, she is your go-to crafter for help, ideas, and encouragement. Who says you (or your style) have to grow old and moldy? Dawn’s up beat style and silly comments will keep you smiling and chuckling.