An Easy Craft for Those Old Corks

DIY Cork Magnets

Hello everyone! Welcome back to another Create with Me challenge! This is our monthly challenge where my friend Samantha, from Little Bits of Home, and I get YOU to vote on an item and then we use our creative juices to do our best DIY with that item! We usually post on the first Monday of the month, but in Canada we had a holiday so I asked if we could push it back a couple days (hope you don’t mind!).  Last month you voted for Terra Cotta Pots, and I made these great metallic ones. Before that you voted for jute string and I made these great Lanterns. Now you’ve voted again and I can’t wait to show you an easy craft for those old corks you have lying around! 

DIY Cork Magnets

If you’re anything like me, you probably have a few of these wine corks lying around. Because I know my creative juices are always flowing, I never throw stuff like this away (or maybe that’s the Dutch in me?!).

wine cork diys

Materials:

Wine corks
Magnet strips
Power Tac glue
Bandsaw or Scroll Saw

DIY Cork Magnets

Start by using your bandsaw or scroll saw to cut the cork in half. You need to bring your fingers fairly close to the blade, so make sure to grasp the cork tight and move slowly. If you are not comfortable, ask someone who is to help out!

DIY Cork Magnets

I grabbed my power tac for this next part. This glue is awesome! And doesn’t stink, like some other strong glues I used to use… lol.

DIY Cork Magnets

Cut a strip of magnet, and apply it to your cork as soon as the glue is applied. for magnet, you want to make sure you test out the strength first. Some magnets will only hold up light paper. If you want to hold up cardstock or photos, you will need something stronger.

DIY Cork Magnets

They dry in minutes. Seriously, I had them on my wall 10 minutes later!

Last week you got a sneak peak at my command centre when I showed you my DIY Wooden Days of the Week Magnets! This week you can get a peak at the other side :) What do you think of these cork magnets?!

side photo corkswhat to do with old corks DIY Cork Magnets DIY Cork Magnets DIY Cork Magnets DIY Cork Magnets DIY Cork Magnets

Now it’s time to vote again!! We need YOU to tell us which product to use next month! Click here to vote if you can’t see the survey below.

Create your own user feedback survey

Check back next week to find out what we are using!

Don’t forget to visit Little Bits of Home and see the amazing Stamped Table Linens that Samantha made with her corks!

13923801_10100874143446927_9175996797682844305_o

If you like magnet projects, you should definitely hop over and see the other great Wooden Magnet project I finished for out command centre! I can’t wait to reveal the whole thing to everyone!

 

How to Make Your Own Wooden Magnets

Signature-2-200x100

11 thoughts on “An Easy Craft for Those Old Corks

  1. Great project! I’d love to do this, too! I love wine so my fridge would be covered in no time!
    Thanks for sharing at the Merry Monday link party!
    We hope to see you next week!
    Kate | TheOrganizedDream.com

  2. I’ve cut corks with a bread knife after steeping them in water for 10 minutes. A lot safer than exposing your fingers to the saw, albeit more time consuming. I’ve also seen a video where the person fed the corks up to the saw with a pipe jig.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge