Wine Cork Coasters by Guest Blogger These Peas Taste Funny

Happy Monday morning to everyone, and I’m loving guest-blogger-Mondays!  It has allowed me to get a lot of writing done this month.  I especially love working with bloggers like my good friend Terry over at These Peas Taste Funny, not only because she is awesome, but she is a special kind of awesome.  She is *also* a writer and understands what it’s like to undertake a 30-day writing challenge.  (Not sure what I’m talking about?  April is Script Frenzy, and I’m about halfway through the first draft of my screenplay!)

I’m going to turn things over to Terry who has a really fabulous simple project, and I will see you all tomorrow!

~ Adrianne

First of all, I want to say a big thank-you to Adrianne for having me over to her place today.  I know she is working super hard on her writing for Script Frenzy – I just hope she remembers us when she becomes Hollywood famous.  :)

So now, a big hello to Happy Hour Projects fans.  My name is Terry and you can find me over at These Peas Taste Funny making crafts, trying out recipes, offering household tips, and partying on Thursdays.  I know that Adrianne is the queen of projects that can be done in an hour or less (gotta love naptime) and this little craft certainly fits the bill. I originally saw the idea for these coasters here but there were no instructions.  So, I started out with a big box of wine corks (mmmm,…I guess you can say I like my wine), a glue gun, and some ribbon.

I picked out 8 different corks and glued them into pairs.  Can you see the Ethan Allen catalogue under the corks?  I like to use it under my gluey projects so that when I’m done, I can just tear off that page and have a fresh surface for gluing the next time.

I then arranged my pairs into two opposite rows.  Some of the corks were longer than others, so I tried to line them up so that there was an approximately equal overhang at each end.  Then I just glued all of the sides together.

Once all four coasters had dried, I added a ribbon so that it would be fancy enough for gift-giving.

These would make a great addition to a bottle of wine for a hostess gift.  (yeah, that bottle is empty – where do you think I get all of those corks? lol).

Or of course for yourself.

Thanks again, Adrianne, for letting me spend some time at your place while you’re busy wordsmithing (is that a word?).  Bye Happy Hour Projects fans.  :)

Comments

  1. Danni Baird says

    Nice post Terry and great project! I have corks! (Lucky me to work 2 days a week in a wine store!) Also, love the tip on using a magazine for a glueing surface. You just saved me some money….I've been using wax paper!!!

  2. Heather says

    This is a great idea! When I read the title, my mind was racing trying to figure out how you were going to saw the corks into little pieces to be glued together. Ingenious to see that the whole cork was used. I guess I better up my wine drinking game so that I can collect some more corks.

  3. Terry says

    Thanks so much for having me, Adrianne. I just love popping over here to hang out with you and your 'mamas'. :)

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