Wine Cork Decorating
DIY Wine Bottle Cork Mirror Frame
How to Build a Wine Bottle Cork Mirror Frame
This versatile cork project will fancy up your hallway mirror or add a quaint touch to the children’s beach picture frames. The pattern can be adapted to many different size frames, the top of a box, or even a boarder for a room. Use your imagination and have fun with it.
Materials For Cork Mirror Craft
Materials needed for a 10x18-inch mirror
53-corks/1 champagne cork (optional)
10 inch x 18-inch piece of cardboard
work gloves/coping saw
picture hanging wire
hot melt glue gun/2-8inch glue sticks
Instructions For Wine Cork Mirror
- Step 1: To prepare your mirror for mounting on the wall, cut 2 strips of metal out of the aluminum can ½ inch x 1 inch thick. Fold strip of metal in half and glue each side to front and back of mirror 4 inches down from top of the mirror. This will provide a bracket to attach the picture wire to. Then cut cardboard the same size as mirror and fasten with the white glue to back of mirror over the bracket. CAUTION: This bracket will only work on small mirrors.
- Step 2: Put on your work gloves and cut 51 corks and the champaign cork in half lengthwise with coping saw on the cutting board. Then cut 2 corks in half horizontally.
- Step 3: Start by gluing 1 horizontally cut cork in one corner. Then glue the lengthwise cut corks; cut side down around the outside edge of mirror. (See picture.) Remember to put horizontal cut corks on the corners.
- Step 4: For the second row, start at the left hand bottom corner and glue lengthwise cut corks, one cut side up, one cut side down side by side all the way across bottom. When you start to go up the side of the mirror, start with the cut side of the cork down. Repeat this step for top and other side of mirror.
- Step 5: To frame in last inside row, glue lengthwise corks cut side down. Glue 3 across the top and bottom with the champagne cut cork in the middle. On each side glue 3 lengthwise cut corks then a horizontally cut cork in the middle of 3 more corks for more texture. (See picture.)
- Step 6: You can cut 1 more cork in quarters then glue on the inside of this row at the 4 corners. (Optional). Attach picture wire to brackets with a dab of glue for added strength and hang in your hallway.
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