Attach the corks with a hot glue gun to the inside backing of any picture frame to create a functional message board. Before affixing with hot glue, first dry fit the corks in the chosen pattern. I like alternating two corks vertical, then two corks horizontal and so on.
Trivet (hot pad)
Option 1: Choose any size flat backed photo frame, and hot glue the corks to the inside backing. Up to 8" x 8" works well.
Option 2: Glue wine corks together in a 'standing' formation. I selected all red wine corks because I like the look of the stained red end. 89 corks were used in this project. First, open a bottle of wine and pour yourself a glass. Next, collect your inventory of old wine corks together on the table.
Start with a styrofoam or straw wreath form, and hot glue the corks.
Where to collect wine corks
Home - Save your own corks from bottles that you drink at your own home.
Wineries - When you visit a winery, ask them if they save their used corks. Most of them will be happy to give you them for free.
Wine Festivals - Ask each wine station to save their corks and collect them from the stations at the end of the function.
Restaurants - most throw them away, but if you ask, they will probably save them for you.