How to Use Wine Corks To Make Monogram Letters

Repurpose discarded wine corks into chic sculptures with basic wooden letters and hot glue.

TOOLS

  • hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • heavy-duty craft knife

MATERIALS

  • wood letters
  • detail paintbrush
  • black acrylic paint
Wine Cork Varsity Letter

STEP 1

Wine Cork Varsity Letter Step 1, Paint Letter

Brian Patrick Flynn, Scripps Networks, LLCWine Cork Varsity Letter Step 1, Paint Letter

Add Base Coat to Wooden Letter

In order for the sliced portions of cork to create a seamless look, the wood letters must first be painted black so there will be a shadow effect between each cork. Apply black acrylic paint to each letter using a small detail brush. Allow at least three hours to dry.

STEP 2

Wine Cork Varsity Letter Step 2,  With an exacto k

Brian Patrick Flynn, Scripps Networks, LLCWine Cork Varsity Letter Step 2, With an exacto knife, slice the corks

Slice Corks into Random Sizes

The key to creating a random yet balanced look on the letters is to slice each cork in different widths and sizes. Use a heavy-duty craft knife to slice each cork into wedges, cylinders and triangles.

STEP 3

Wine Cork Varsity Letter Step 3,  Glue cork pieces

Brian Patrick Flynn, Scripps Networks, LLCWine Cork Varsity Letter Step 3, Glue cork pieces onto painted letter

Piece Together and Attach with Hot Glue

Similar to assembling a jigsaw puzzle, attach each slice of cork to the face of the letter. After all pieces are laid out and completely cover the black-painted face of the letter, attach in place using hot glue.

STEP 4

Wine Cork Varsity Letter

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