TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011 | Comments: 19
I like to create unusual baubles to place on my coffee table or mantel. My kids love unexpected decorating details and this type of thing always grabs the attention of guests. I made this in about 30 minutes and I’m thrilled with it.
A styrofoam ball is covered in corks.
No need for perfection – the logos imprinted on each cork as well as the cork screw marks and red wine stains add character and interest to this piece.
For this project you will need: about 60 corks, a 2.5-inch styrofoam ball, glue gun, a sharp knife and a cutting surface.
Stabilize ball by placing on top of a short cup. Glue corks on, placing them as closely together as possible.
To fill in any gaps and prevent the styrofoam from showing, you can cut down a cork to create a point that will allow it to fit tightly in-between corks.
Cutting down the end of the cork allows it fit between the other corks and create a more finished look.