Love is in the air, everywhere you look around. Gentlemen, you have probably been planning your Valentine’s Day for about a month now and you still may find yourself coming up short when it comes to finding her the perfect gift. Well, in any case you haven’t noticed the day of love is approaching quickly and you have a pile of things to do besides put that last decorative flower icing on her red velvet cupcake. Don’t worry about going out to the expensive jewelry store this year. Our Super Glue team has you covered! You can create this quick and easy DIY project that shows her how creative your heart really is for her.
- 8 to 10 Recycled Wine Corks
- Super Glue
- Small screw hooks (steel or paint them her favorite color)
- Red cherry lace ribbon or a beautiful chain
Creating the Masterpiece:
Take your wine corks and wipe them down and make sure they are completely dry to work with. Place all your materials on a flat and smooth surface; preferably make your workstation on an old placemat or craftsman table if you have one. Place all your corks in a row with their labels up, that way you can see what the finished product may look like.
One at a time take a screw hook and twist it into the bottom of the wine cork all the way in, just as you would as you try pulling out the wine cork with a wine opener. Twist the hook to the appropriate area that you like, so that way the label or decorative symbol of the wine cork is facing you. Continue to do this until all the wine corks have hooks in them. Lastly, insert a screw hook into the top of the first and last wine cork so that way you can attach your hanging lace or chain.
Now you are ready to glue them together. Using super glue, connect two corks together side by side and press them firmly until they are bonded. Start from the middle and work your way out to the left and right side until you have attached the last two end pieces. Here’s a crafter’s tip, apply the glue to the backside of each wine cork, so that way the glue does not show up in the front of the cork display.
Once you have connected all the pieces together, allow the glue to dry. As we said before you may want to use something old to lay the corks out to dry, but if you have nothing laying around a paper plate is a perfect resting place for your jewelry holder.
Pick up the artwork with both hands to ensure that every cork is bonded together. If you need to, apply more glue and allow it to dry. Once you are happy with the strength of the bonded corks, now you can add on your hanging lace or chain. If you used ribbon, cut about 10 to 12 inches of the material and tie it to the top hooks on both ends of the holder. Make sure the knots are tight and test it out on your doorknob to make sure that the corks and hooks stay in place.
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