Getting My Craft on #ElmersHoliday #GlueNGlitter #Cbias

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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April DecheineAbout April Decheine

April ran away from Suburbia to live life more sustainably with her husband. The kids are all grown but return quite often. She is a little city mixed in with Martha Stewart like smarts. She is an ex IT downsized Corporate gal. Follow her as she learns all the Green Acres chores on her 40 acre farm while introducing her readers to products she believes in.

18 comments:

  1. Looks great April! I would LOVE to win the entire wall of Elmer's products!

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  2. That's awesome! I wish I had corks just laying around for projects!
    Congrats on your tute:)

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  3. I need to get an X-ecto knife, since I like to craft…I need my own little room to do all these things in.

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  4. Very cool!! I'm working on mine tomorrow...wish me luck!

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  5. That's very cute April! I love the heart! :)

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  6. Totally cute! I love the little heart detail in the middle!

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  7. Hmmm..I think I'll have to get to drinking lots of wine. To save the corks, of course, so I can make a great project like this!

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  8. What a creative idea, and it makes me cringe to think of how many corks I've thrown away!

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  9. How fun! I've always wanted to do one of those crafts with Elmer's - and I love, love X-acto products!

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  10. That's cute! I need to remember to keep corks!

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