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Picture of The Perfect Vintage Cork Wreath

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Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

The Perfect Vintage Cork Wreath

Just because the bottle is empty doesn’t mean you have to stop enjoying the wine! Save corks from your favorite bottles and when you have enough, use some Aleene’s® Fast Grab™ Tacky Glue® to put together a wine lover’s wreath that’s a tasteful addition to any home’s décor. 

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Instructions:

1. Tie twine around straw wreath for hanger.

2. Using craft stick, apply Tacky Glue liberally around top of wreath for first row of corks. Allow glue to set for approximately 5 minutes or to tacky stage. Place corks horizontally around top of wreath. Repeat with next 3 rows below the first.  Use painter’s tape to hold together if they begin slipping.

3. Glue a row of corks next to the top row inside of wreath. Use painter’s tape to hold in place if needed.

4. For inside wreath, apply glue and let set for few minutes. Place corks vertically on glue. Tape to hold. 

5. For bow, cut piece of burlap approximately 4”x7”. Stitch ends together using needle and thread. Turn right side out and pinch in center. Tie a piece of twine around center to hold.

6. Cut small piece of burlap to go around the center of bow. Glue in place. 

7. Cut two pieces, 4” x 3 ½”. Glue to back of bow.

8. Glue bow to top of wreath.

9. If desired, decorate with raffia and/or embellishments of choice.

Miscellaneous:

  • Burlap fabric ¼ yard
  • Straw wreath, 12” or desired size
  • Strong twine
  • Masking tape
  • Wine corks, approximately 150
  • Craft sticks
  • Needle and thread

Designed By:

http://www.ilovetocreate.com/content/images/thumbs/0048126_250.jpeg

Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.