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Wine Cork Decorating

Updated on February 13, 2016

DIY Wine Bottle Cork Mirror Frame

Frame a Mirror with wine bottle corks.
Frame a Mirror with wine bottle corks. | Source

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)

aluminum can

10 inch x 18-inch piece of cardboard

work gloves/coping saw

cutting board

picture hanging wire

hot melt glue gun/2-8inch glue sticks

scissors

white glue


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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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ Nell Rose Thank you for sharing and your comments.

      @ rebeccamealey Thank you so much.

      @NMLady that is interesting. I wonder if they just don't like the smell but if it works great for you. I made a bullitin board also but I didn't post it as there is so many already. I like to try unusual but useful crafts with corks. I appreciate your comment Thank you.

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      NMLady 4 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

      cool! We put our corks on top of the dirt of our indoor plants. For some reason the cats won't dig in the dirt when corks are on top....doesn't make sense but they will leave the corks alone! I have also seen a cork bulletin board that was cool. Loved your mirror!

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      How creative! I love your wine corked mirror!

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Such a great idea suzzy, I need a few more wine bottles to try it, voted up and shared! nell

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you Glimmer Twin Fan. It is sort of a cottage look I think. You could boarder a mirror with almost anything that you have on hand.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      This is a cute idea. Unfortunately I'm not a wine drinker so I don't have many corks around. Still love the look.

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @susi10 Thank you. It is a very fun project. I hope you do give it a try.

      @ jabelufiroz Thankyou.

      @ randomcreative I see you have a lot of creative projects yourself. Thank you for the comment.

      @Faith Reaper Thank you for the compliment. It is always a pleasure to see you stop by.

      @ peachpurple I always like to upcycle things. The corks were the perfect objects to warm up a plain thrift shop find. Thank you for your comment.

      @ChitrangadaSharan Thank you. I have also done this with seashells for a bathroom. That looks great also.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This is a unique and wonderful idea---so very creative and innovative!

      Thanks for sharing with clear instructions.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      this is an amazing craft! Using corks to make a huge mirror is a unique idea. How did you think of that? It is nice to see corks being reusable by making beautiful craft. Voted up

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi suzzycue!

      I just love your DIY wine bottle cork projects! Very clever and unique. Very green too :)

      Your mirror is so lovely.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      How creative and simple! Great use for wine corks. Thanks for sharing this idea.

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      Firoz 4 years ago from India

      Interesting hub on Mirror Frame. Voted up.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      This is a very interesting hub, suzzycue! I like the way you explained the whole process for making the frame in-depth. I can really see the way the cork frame will liven up home décor. I might give this a try soon!