Monday, July 16, 2012
Drunken Chevron-y Cork Hack
Description: I got an Ung Drill frame for my birthday last year and it sat around for MONTHS. I kept thinking to myself "What the heck am I gonna do with this?" Half a year of dreaming and scheming went by before I decided to frame a giant-sized photo from my brother's Jamaican wedding...
Which didn't work at all because the frame was OVAL. The frame is beautiful but framing images is a challenge, so I decided to create a cork board instead.
Step 1: Gather corks. Usually any wine bar will give you leftover corks for free. All you have to do is ask!
Step 2: Remove the glass (or in my case, break it into pieces) and cut a piece of foam core to fit behind the cardboard oval.
Step 3: Prime & Paint the frame with spray paint. Don't sand the frame at all before painting. Simply use paint that says it "adheres to plastic."
Step 4. Put the cardboard oval where the glass used to be. cut a foam core oval to fit behind it and secure in frame. Lay out your pattern. This part will be the most difficult if you use an oval frame because nothing will fit EXACTLY. Overestimate the corks needed in the layout.
Step 5: Glue corks in pattern with hot glue gun. The cardboard will disguise where the corks don't cover.
Let dry for a day before hanging and pining items.
See more of the Ung Drill chevron corkboard.
~ Cher, Chicago