Friday, August 5, 2011

Wine Corks & Toes in the Sand

This little project was so fun!


I know I say it every time, but now this is my favorite!



Remember when we had to go to the basement last Spring because of all the tornadoes? This is another little treasure I found down there in the corner.



I did the old routine of painting and sanding and then added jute to the middle. The lighting in my kitchen was horrible that day! I'm sorry for all the bad pictures!



Pulled out the "old faithful" sand scrapbook paper on put it over the mirror.



Those little guys are the reason this whole project started. FYI, Greg and I don't drink wine (don't ask me about Miller Lite). My friend at the Elks Lodge bartends there and saves me all the wine corks.

 

Whoa! That picture is really bad! Anyway, I glued the wine corks to the paper in the middle.



I thought it needed a little something else, so I glued a starfish to the corks. I know the starfish is upside down, but it looked so much better that way. The other side was just too blah.

I'll be linking up Here this week.

36 comments:

MariaS @ HandmadeLove said...

LOVE IT! Very creative! Thank you for sharing!

Jean said...

Terri, I'm amazed at anyone like you who can make something out of nothing! How do you think this stuff up?! Will be exploring your blog further.

Terry said...

Super cute. I love the jute - makes it looks so homey.

Delaney said...

This is so cute!
Sweet Tea Serendipity

Mom4Real said...

I absolutely love this project! I just made a wine cork board a few weeks ago! Visiting and following from You Like Me Hop...hop over to my blog and follow back if you like!

http://mom4realky.blogspot.com

Jessica

Pink Poodle Bows said...

Love that frame! I'm following you and hopping over from the Finding New Friends blog hop! Hope you can stop by! http://www.pinkpoodlebows.blogspot.com

Mom Fashion World said...

Great job!
I love it.

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Theophanie said...

I hopped on over from Hoppin Weekend.
This is COOL! So beach vacation-y. I liked you immediately when you mentioned the basement... I grew up with tornadoes. Nasty they are!

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hi im a new follower from the blog hop
Loved your blog and the picture is really cute i will try that
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mmbear said...

I am always amazed at what imaginations so people have! I have none so I try not to be the one in charge of making something because it would be awful! Came over by way of the weekend blog hop and am now following you thru GFC and Facebook. I would love a follow back on both when you get a free moment. Thanks so very much and have a wonderful weekend.

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Mandi said...

This is soooo cute! We've been thinking (well...I'VE been thinking) about going with a "beach cottage chich" overhaul on our living room, and this would be a perfect addition to that! Thank you for the inspiration! New follower of your lovely blog!

Mandi at boredombustingmommy.blogspot.com

Claire said...

Adorable and so beachy-love it-I'm your newest follower!

Michelle L. said...

That is so cute - love the title of the post!

Jill said...

Love this picture - and I like the way you put the starfish too - much more interesting texture that way up!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Andrea Brand . Charcoal and Crayons said...

Looks fantastic. I love how all of the little elements come together to create such a wonderful beachy vibe. It's definitely something that I would proudly display in my home!

Lisa said...

This is so pretty! Love the new frame color and the rope around it!

btanders said...

Cute idea! I made some salt dough starfish (http://btanders.blogspot.com/2011/07/salt-dough-starfish.html) and have been struggling with what to do with them. This would be perfect.

Mimi said...

How adorable and fun this is! One of my sisters lives at the beach and would love this. I'll have to hunt around for a frame like this! Thanks so much for sharing :)

Jan said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Tanya Anurag said...

This is so nice. Love the little footprints on the cork. Though the star fish is upside down but I like it. Nice compilation :)

I am hosting my first link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. See ya at the party.

http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/celebrating-one-party-time.html

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

Ooooo. I love this! I am going to copy you and make one with a cute bottle opener I have been trying to figure out how to decorate with. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Thank you also for linking up and partying at Home Savvy A to Z this week!

Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots said...

Genius! Such a cute idea! Thank you for linking up to What I Whipped Up Wednesday!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

So cute! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Dana from Our Life's Legacy said...

This is really cute! You should head over to my blog (ourlifeslegacy.blogspot.com) and enter to win a set of three wine stoppers from Willow House to give to your friend as a thank you for saving those corks! :)

love, mj said...

Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

http://thevintagelemon.blogspot.com/

Candace said...

So cute!!

June Scott said...

This is really cute, Terri! Gives me lots of ideas - thanks for the inspiration!

NYCLQ said...

Too cute! Those corks are actually from a wine called Barefoot. If you're on a budget (and who isn't?) it's a pleasing everyday wine - especially the Pinot Grigio or Ziff. Adorable project you made from them. Thanks or sharing =)

Lynda

Donna said...

that is so cute! love those wine corks! visiting from To Sew With Love link party - would love it if you stopped by my post too. End of Summer Purse

Heaven's Walk said...

This is so stinkin' cute, Terri! I'm saving this tutorial to make one of my own! Thanks! :)

xoxo laurie

-Kelsey Coghill said...

Great job!! I have really been loving jute twine lately, my latest post today was about it! thanks for sharing :)

AmieAnn said...

Love it! Looks sooo adorable and I just adore the winecorks with the barefeet! Perfect! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

To Sew With Love said...

So cute and pretty! We are featuring this on the blog today. votation starts on the same day and runs until friday next week. grab a featured button if you fancy so ^^)

have a lovely sunday.

Hugs,
Lelanie

Unknown said...

LOVE THIS!!! You should enter this in the cork DIY Design Challenge on About.com!!! http://video.about.com/recreate/DIY-Challenge.htm