Farmhouse Cork Decor

3 Materials
4 Hours

Do you have unused items hanging out around your home, waiting to be used in an inspirational moment? I have been searching for a good idea to incorporate saved corks into our home decor. While I have noticed my decorating trend to be a bit closer to farmhouse, I decided to do an upscale cork decor to be used year around. Below is my personal spin on a farmhouse cork decor.

I stared off with a foam ball approximately smaller than 5 inches in diameter. I used some metallic paint and a foam brush to coat the foam ball. While I have never painted a foam ball (or use a foam brush) I found it was a better technique to do pour paint directly onto the ball and dab it, like a stencil.

Once the ball had dried. I pulled out the  wine bottle corks I’ve been saving up over the years. While I had initally used Turbo Tacky Glue to glue the corks onto the ball, it was quickly not working because there wasn’t going to be sufficient drying time before I could move on. Wiping dry the used corks, I switched to using hot glue gun.

I made progress quickly. While I had not set a specific pattern to the placement, there were some moments where I dry fitted the corks to see if they would fit into a section a certain way. 

I finished up using all the corks I had. Yet I still had an open spot. Playing around with it, I realized that it would work best as the base.

While many have made these balls before, I wanted to make mine a bit more fall/winter/glamorous feel to it. I knew it was going to go up on to the top of one of my cabinets. From there, I could easily lay a battery pack up there. Yes, I did add on  fairy light onto it. It actually looks pretty cute!

There is my Farmhouse Cork Decor! While no one could see what I had been envisioning, it did come out super cute and glamours with the addition of fairy lights. Looking forward to having a decoration that I have to put away seasonally!

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