Wednesday, December 14, 2011

DIY Wine Cork Board / Key Holder

We've had this key holder forever. My grandfather got it for us when we first moved in together and that was seven and a half years ago! The top of the unit was a clock but it hasn't worked for years now. I just couldn't bring myself to get rid of it. It has sentimental value and there's something about it that I just really like. I decided that in order to keep it, I would need to revamp it. So I sanded it, gave it a fresh coat of paint, glued on some wine corks (where the clock used to be), and added a ribbon to the top. I can't believe how perfect the corks fit- it's like they were meant to be there. This piece now has even more sentimental value because all of those corks are saved from special occassions. I should've taken "before" pictures but I really wasn't sure how it was going to turn out. Now that I think of it, you can see what it looked like before in this post of my kitchen tour.

Do you save wine corks too?
What have you done with your corks?


  1. Super cute! My grandmother actually has a trivet that an old student made for her out of corks that is very eclectic!

  2. This is such a good idea! I've never thought to save corks but it's a good idea for creating your own unique art. Very creative.

  3. Wow what a fabulous DIY!!! I love this!!


  4. that's a unique decoration for your key holder!

  5. cool!!! looks fab!!!

    xoxo from rome

  6. this is lovely!


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