Saturday, February 9, 2008

Making a cork wreath

I received a comment from Kanchan in which she asked me how to make the cork wreath I showed on my post. Well Kanchan; it is very easy and fun to do :) I love the soft colours and textures of the corks, they match my wall perfectly. Some corks have beautiful ruby colours because they are from bottles of red wine :)To get started you need lots of corks, a straw wreath, pins and glue. You can ask friends and family to help you collect the corks. In my wreath I have used a lot of corks with good memories of wonderful evenings with friends, wine and laughter :)When you have all the materials it is time to get started :) Just push the pins in the corks at the upper side. Don't push them in too far because otherwise you can't stick them deep enough into the straw wreath. To attach the corks more firmly you might want to put a little bit of glue on the needle before pushing the pins into the wreath. Make sure they all follow the same direction.It looks quite complicated but it is very easy to do :) The trick is to work in one direction and to leave a bit space between the corks. Just wait and see once you get started it will be fun to do :)) Well Kanchan I hope I gave you a clear idea about how I made my cork wreath. Good luck with your making your own and if there is any unclearity just let me know :)

13 comments:

vk said...

Hi Sas,

Lovely post. As usual making extraordinary stuff out of the ordinary. Looks cool.

Enjoyed this. Have a nice day.

Vani

Sas said...

Hello Vani;

Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog :)I am glad you liked it.

I just loved the photo of the little bird you uploaded on Flickr. You have such an loving eye for nature!

I hope you have a nice day too :))

Sas

Life Unscripted! said...

Thanx so much SAS!

Em so HAPPY :-) Surely i am gonna try this...and of course send the pict across :-)

Thanx again...its really very beautiful and must say you are very creative, keep inspiring me with such gr8 ideas :)

Love & Hugs
Kanchan.

vk said...

Hey Sas!

I just visit for my daily dose of sunshine :). Can anyone ever thank the Sun enough?

You seem to love birds and cats the most :).

Until your next post ...

Vani

Vinita said...

Kanchan now you have the responsibility of making the wreath and posting a photo:)) hee hee.

I know of a couple who are french canadian and who always drink wine with their meals and collect these corks in a big glass jar. They have quite a collection. May be I should tell them to make a wreath too.

Vinita

Vinita said...

Congratulations Sas your banner has got a mention on Home rejuvenation.

Vinita

vineeta said...

beautiful! U make it look so simple! and maybe it is :) very creative!

Sas said...

Thank you Kanchan :)

So nice to hear you liked it. I hope you will enjoy making one just as much as I did.

Thanks for the lovely enthusiastic comment :))

Sas

Sas said...

Thank you for your comment filled with sunshine Vani!

I must admit that I like mice too hihi. And a sunbathing lady bug is one of my favourite summer scenes.

May the sun follow you wherever you go :))

Sas

Sas said...

Hello Vinita :)

Haha who knows maybe they will like to make one too ;)

Thank you for the tip about my banner!

Sas

Sas said...

It is really that simple Vineeta :)

As long as you keep them in the same direction it will look great!

Thanks for the compliment :))

Sas

vk said...

Sas, I cannot believe you actually love mice. I love them too...Usually people give me a weird glance if I say "so sweet" to a mice or rat :)... Glad to know there is someone else too who is as mad as me :)..

And, the lady bug is my fav insect :)))).

Thanks for the sunny wish :)

Vani

Sas said...

Haha Vani I know exactly what glance you mean :)

So wonderful to hear you love these lovely creatures too :))

Sas