DIY Organizing

Creating Cork Projects for an Organized Home or Office

March 10, 2017
Creating Cork Projects for Organizing

First of all, I love working with wine corks and I love getting my home and office organized too. The corks have the winery’s logo which adds interest to any cork project.  Cork projects always turn out cute and useful. I love the useful projects because I am trying to cut my material items.  Personally, I am beginning to work on an only have what I need or love items in my home.

I completed a corked roof on my mailbox last year which I still love today.  Recently, I found solar-powered flashing light string.  I placed the lights around the outside of the house mailbox and it really looks cute at night.  Please take a look at the Wine Cork Mailbox Roof.

Required Materials for the Organized Bulletin Board

  • Wine Corks (I used both cork and rubber)
  • E6000 Glue
  • Cardboard
  • Large Picture Frame
  • Spray Paint
  • Decorations for frame, if desired
Picture Frame Cork Bulletin Board to Organize your Office.

Picture Frame Cork Bulletin Board to Organize your Office.

Directions for the Organized Bulletin Board

Rather than buy a new frame, I found a large frame with an old print at a garage sale for a buck.  The frame does not need to be fancy.   I spray painted the frame purple because purple is a fun color.  In addition, use a large piece of cardboard for the back of the frame and attach the cork using E6000 glue.

Glue the corks on randomly and vary the direction to add interest.  Larger corks are added with the top out instead of on their sides just for fun.  Add decorations for more whimsy and fun.

My plan is to use my bulletin board to store ideas for the blog including correspondence that needs to be answered immediately.  A bulletin board can really keep you organized and it is great to map out a project.

Required Materials for the Boxes

  • Wine Corks
  • E6000 Glue
  • Wood or Cardboard boxes
  • Spray or Craft Paint

Directions for the Boxes

 I found several balsa boxes to cork and paint for the organized storage of either paper clips, staples or receipts.  First, I painted the boxes purple and aqua.  Glue the corks on one side of the box and allow it to dry completely.  Once the corks are dry on the first side then rotate the box continuing the gluing of the corks until all four sides are completed. On the purple box, I did all the sides ensuring the corks were low enough so the lid would still fit on the box.
Purple Cork Sided Box to Keep you Organized with the Lid in Place

Purple Cork Sided Box to Keep you Organized with the Lid in Place

 

Purple Cork Box to Keep you Organized with the Lid Off

Purple Cork Box to Keep you Organized with the Lid Off

 

Corked Box to keep you organized without Lid (Would be great for writing instruments)

Corked Box to keep you organized without Lid (Would be great for writing instruments)

 

In addition, on the rectangular box, I paint only the inside edge with paint.  I put a meatloaf tin inside of the box, therefore the tin acts as a planter for succulents to ensure the inside of the box stays dry.  I made two more square boxes (not shown) with square cake pan tins which I gave to friends with succulents inside.
A Box with Cork Legs to Help you Stay Organized at home

A Box with Cork Legs to Help you Stay Organized at home

 

Furthermore, glue two corks back to back on each corner of the box.  So, the corks make the feet for the box which I think are pretty darn cute.
Cork Initials for Organization or for fun

Cork Initials for Organization or for fun

In conclusion, the initial cork board is for a friend.  I could see her using it for pure aesthetics rather than for practical use.  I think it would be very useful to either put an urgent work assignment on it or the steps of a major project.

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