Monday, February 10, 2014

Call me Corky!

Hey all and Happy Monday to you! Another week closer to March! Thank the Lord! I must admit though February isn't the worst month of the year. You've got Ground Hog's Day (even though I don't believe his prediction this year :), Valentine's Day of course, and my personal favorite...my Husband's birthday!!
Oh I just love that man so much. He is my best friend, my biggest supporter and the absolute love of my life. I still get so sad every day he leaves for work and am standing at the door waiting for him to get home. It's been five years and I am still shocked every morning when I wake up and look over and realize I love him more than when I fell asleep. It's crazy...but I guess that's love!
For his birthday weekend Hub wanted to go back to where we got married, French Lick Indiana. I thought that was the sweetest idea, so we packed up the car and headed down. We ate, danced and gambled the night away (well he gambled...I watched :). The next morning we headed to my in-laws and much to my surprise...I got a gift! My mother-in-law remembered me mentioning recently I wanted a hot glue gun and she just so happened to have one she wasn't using. I was so excited because I had been wanting one for weeks now, but hadn't had time to go look for one. Saved time and money! Awesome! In-laws rock!

I already knew the project I wanted to tackle first. I dug out as many wine corks as I could find and got to gluin'! First I laid out the design I wanted, then started gluing the corks together in big sections. Once it was all done I found the perfect spot for it to hang on our wall.
I am just smitten with my corky little heart!! I originally tried it in front of the TV, but it just didn't look right. Almost pink. But I love where it's at now and I love how easy this was to make.
 See how pink it looks compared to a pink background? Weird.
Oops!

Supplies:
65-70 Wine corks
Glue Gun
Glue sticks (at least 5 if you're using a smaller gun)

Directions:
So all you have to do is glue glue and glue some more. It might help to trace out your pattern on paper first so you can glue your corks along the lines. I had to break mine a time or two when the corks weren't lining up right. Luckily for me, hot glue is super easy to work with. If you mess up, peel the corks apart, tear off the old glue, and try again.

What are your plans for Valentine's Day? Pizza and a movie at home? Fancy dinner and dancing? My amazing Hub is taking me to the same restaurant we go to every year, then we get dessert to go and enjoy it at home curled up on the couch. Can't wait!

Need corks?

Got a hot glue gun?


Thanks for stopping by!

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13 comments:

  1. Cute! Thanks for linking up at Tune It Up Tuesdays! I can't wait to see what you link up next week! Have a terrific week.
    Cathy
    APeekIntoMyParadise.com

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  2. I love-love-love this project! What a great use for all the corks I've been collecting!

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  3. I love your project - and the name "call me corky"!

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  4. Super cute project! Thanks for sharing this lovely idea and great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime :)
    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  5. I love it so cute and unique. Great idea using what you already have at home. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

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  6. What a great idea for all those wine corks! I love the heart :)
    I'm visiting from Whimsey Wednesday and I'd be so honored if you would share at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  7. hmm looks like I need to start doing some heavy drinking LOL That's a really pretty idea

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  8. What an awesome idea and the possibilities for cork art are endless. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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  9. What a great idea for all those collected corks! Love me some Cork Art! Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks for linking up with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! I hope you hop over again next week.

    http://www.sweetsillysara.com/2014/02/tell-me-about-it-tuesday-4.html

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  10. What a clever way to use wine corks...and I love your 5 year story with hubby....I love hearing about matches made in heaven! :) Thanks for sharing this with us at Sewlicious Home Decor....Pinned to the party board and VDay board! :)

    Marti

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  11. Oh my, I just love it! I've been trying to think of something to make with the hundreds of corks I have. This is perfect!

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  12. I adore hearts all year round. I must make one of these!

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  13. Aw wow, such a sweet post! Love your heart, so creative!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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