The Violet Fern

A Colorful Tale of a Garden in the Making

Project: Cork Board

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Need a place to pin those special Valentines? Or maybe your favorite seed packets? Cut outs of plants you just have to have? Maybe a “revolving” vision board – whereas you replace vision as it is achieved? Just use tacks instead of glue. (To learn about creating a vision board, please click here to view a previous post.) Please consider a cork board. I admit this is a project I’ve yet to finish, but once again, I am going BIG. I am using a door (which my dad framed for me to use as a desk top since college – yikes – I used the hole for the door knob for wires). However, I have made cork boards for gifts by affixing gator board to the back of a premade frame (i.e. from Michaels or similar craft store). Here is my project in progress:

I am using wood glue for the corks. This seems to work since I, admittedly, began this project quite awhile ago and these corks are on there like cement! Well, this project has taken awhile because I am drinking the wine for the corks (okay, maybe for other reasons aside from the corks). I hope I have enough to complete this project. What do you think? This bag is full.

Now my family and friends actually save corks for me. Some of mine are synthetic – modernization. If I have any left over, cork only, I can shred them and use them as mulch in my garden. What I would use to shred them with, I am not sure. Perhaps a good chopping knife or old food processor? Or, consider throwing your wine corks in your compost. After all, cork is the bark of a tree and makes for good brown material. Just don’t throw them away!

The best part of this project is drinking the wine, I have to admit. So, pour yourself a glass of wine, walk around your garden, look for signs of spring. Then take a picture, print it out and hang it on your cork board!

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Author: Kathy Sturr

Author of the Violet Fern blog, artist, and master gardener.

5 thoughts on “Project: Cork Board

  1. I have a much smaller cork board within a decorative frame that I use to hang necklaces from. I didn't make it myself, but I really like it. Your door project is ambitious and will be fantastic when you are done. But, wow, that's a lot of wine!

  2. I really like your cork board! Have a nice day/Gela

  3. Oh wow, that is quite an undertaking, speaking of which, watch out for your liver. No, just joking, I do like the corkboard and think it is a good idea. Lots of wineries and tasting rooms will donate corks (thus saving a liver or two).All joys to you,Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  4. You are feeling ambitious! It's a neat idea and I especially like the thought of having a place to pin up inspirational items…but most of all, I like the idea of having a glass of wine, touring the garden and espying spring happenings!

  5. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. It's always nice to comment with gardeners over wine. I am looking very forward to walking the garden and seeing spring springing up. I hope you try a corkboard no matter how small and pin a picture of your garden upon it to make you smile each day. I just hope I finish mine, ha.

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