Admit it. You save wine corks. They're in a jar, a zip-loc bag, or rattling around the junk drawer. It's time to do something with them. I've made a large wall hanging and a wreath (I'll show you those another time). But, this time, I decided to be practical and made a trivet.
How about a little how-to?
First, let me say, I used all natural corks, none of the synthetic ones that are so popular now. I just don't know how the synthetic corks would hold up against the heat of a casserole dish!
Using my jigsaw, I cut a 9" X 9" square of plywood and sanded the edges.
So the trivet wouldn't scratch any tables, I cut a piece of felt and glued it to the bottom using regular white school glue.
Since I forgot to take a pic when I did it, here's a look at the felt on the final product.
Out came my collection of corks and I decided on the pattern I wanted on this trivet. Using E-6000, all of the corks were glued on the plywood. Done, right?
Not so fast! The edge had a very "unfinished" look to it:
See what I mean?
I decided to add some sisal rope to the sides to finish it off. E-6000 was used again and the rope was taped until the glue dried. I highly recommend doing one side at a time. It takes longer, but, in the long run, it makes your life easier!
A nice "finished" edge!
You can make these in any size. I chose the 9" X 9" because the corks fit and I didn't want to cut any of them. Just a personal preference.
So get out those corks and get busy! If you're not motivated to create something with your corks, send them my way - I'll take all the corks I can get!
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