Hanging Cork Wall Art #ElmersHoliday #GlueNGlitter
I am getting my crafty on and am so excited to share with you a total beginner tutorial on creating a piece of wall art. My vision was to make the work Vino out of my wine corks. Time got the best of me and I decided to go with my Initial. One Big Letter A. This was a first for me so I headed off to Walmart to get some supplies from the Elmer’s Memory Keeping section. I am just getting my craft gadgets in order and really was not sure what I would need or use. But I know in the future I will at some point when I get more knowledgeable need a lot of there products.
I am in Craft heaven and I am truly a newbie. I love how everything is laid out and there is help on the packages explaining what the products do. I was pretty unsure what I needed but new I was in the right ball park.
I decided to try out the X-ACTO #11 Craft Knife
X-ACTO Decorative Shapes Templates
X-ACTO Zero Centuring Ruler
X-ACTO Designer Series Stainless Steel Scissors
Elmers Craft Bond Foam Mounting Tape
Elmers Craft Bond Permanent Double-Sided tape
I also used the Elmers Craft Bond All Purpose Glue
Along with the X-ACTO Zero Centering Ruler
I was ready to get down to work. You can see my whole shopping experience over at my Google Profile
I decided to make my A free hand, when I was at Walmart I could not find the right size letter. I ventured out to Michaels and they had nothing that I was looking for so here I go. I did use the X-Acto Zero Centering Ruler to try and stay straight. I also used the Elmers White Foam Board Here I am getting started.
My plan was to have two wine corks in the center and one on each side.
I decided to use the Decorative Shapes Template for the middle of the A.
I then used the X-ACTO Knife to cut it out.
Once I traced and cut it was really easy to pop out. The X-ACTO knife was totally sharp!
All right it did not turn out how I planned but it still looks good. I continued cutting so I could get ready to assemble the corks onto the A.
Are you as excited as I was last night? Okay, I basically spread the Elmers Craft Bond Glue down onto the foam board and started affixing the corks, I was working really fast too.
Luckily I have many jars filled with Corks.
Lay the glue then put a cork down, hold for a few moments then continue on.
Once I got it mostly covered it was time to do another row on the outside and inside.
I added a piece of Elmers Craft Bond Permanent Double-Sided tape to a metal fixture I have hanging in my office and then I added two more strips carefully to the legs of the A.
Finished product hanging in office.
This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for #ElmersHoliday #gluenglitter #collectivebias #CBias
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