Wine Letters

After the success of my first wine DIY project I decided to try out another.

Many of you had suggested that I contact my reception venue for wine corks (the first time around I bought a few on eBay..and by a few I mean over 1,000).  You ladies were right – when we visited our venue for a meeting a couple weeks ago we came away with a bag full of corks.

All the corks from my venue

The catering manager told me that most brides use the corks for table assignments, however I plan to pin escort cards to the giant wine cork board I made a few months ago.  Luckily I had another project in mind to incorporate all the additional corks.

Enter the wine letters.

Image via Addicted 2 Decorating

I’ve seen pictures of these adorable letters all over the internet, and decided Fiance and I needed them in our lives.  In one of my recent trips to Hobby Lobby I picked up two wood letters to use as a base for the project.  I picked up an ‘S’ and ‘J’ (for our first names) for $3.00 a piece.

Then I got to work.  Luckily only three items were needed to complete this project: wood letters, wine corks and a glue gun.

I started out by placing the corks on the board to ensure I had enough and to adjust the placement of the corks if necessary, due to size.  Once I was happy with how it looked, I picked up the corks one at time, placed glue on the bottom, and put it back in place.  I thought about gluing the sides as well, however decided against it since the corks seemed to stay on fine with just the glue on the bottom.

(Sadly no wine was consumed during this project, even though I’m a firm believer that wine and crafting are a great combination).

The finished product:

I plan to put these on the guest book table with an “&” of some sorts in between (probably won’t be made out of corks, unless of course we drink a lot more wine).

What recent projects have you been working on?


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