Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Wine Cork Bulletin Board

[Ever see something you want but don’t have the money to buy? Ever get sick of studying/watching TV and have the urge to get crafty and make things on your own? We know! Us too! We just don’t know where to start, which is why we got some of CollegeCandy’s craftiest writers to share their favorite DIY projects with everyone. These things are easy, fun and a great way to save some serious cashola.]

For all you organized chicas like me out there, you understand the importance of a bulletin board. You can put up papers and important notes before they get lost in the shuffle on your desk. You can hang your keys on them. Heck, you can plaster them with pictures and have a make-shift frame!

The problem is, bulletin boards are either ugly or look like something out of a 3rd grade classroom. You don’t want that stuff hanging in your perfectly decorated dorm room!

Solution: the wine cork bulletin board. It’s chic, it’s cute, and it’s easy to make with all those wine corks you college girls most definitely have lying around. If not, pop a few bottles and get crafty! Whoever said being a wino wasn’t productive?

A backed frame/a piece of wood cut to the desired size and shape
Enough corks (lying on their side) to fit in this frame
Carpenter’s glue
Push pins
Perhaps another glass of wine to keep with the theme…..

1. Set your corks out in a pattern of two tall and two wide across your backing of choice. If you are using a frame, you will line these on the glass where the picture would normally be showing.  You may have to cut a couple corks and get fancy to make everything fit.

2. Glue corks in place with the carpenter’s glue. Set to dry.

3. Once the corks are secured in place, hang your new masterpiece up on the wall! Stick cool push pins in it, hang a picture and – voila – personalized! Or, if you like the way it looks as it is, feature it on your wall as a piece of homemade art.

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