I've been saving our wine corks for at least five years, probably longer. I'm not a obsessive wine drinker myself, but the latent hoarder in me didn't want to throw them out. However, the corks were starting to take up valuable real estate in a kitchen cupboard, falling out each time the door was opened. Since I've been on a kick with reading de-cluttering books (and actually doing some de-cluttering), I decided it was time to get the cork on with it.
I did some laying out and selecting (for variety in corkage) in advance. Maybe you are supposed to soak, clean, or treat them somehow first? I didn't do that. I got out the glue gun tin and went to town.
There were still plenty of corks left when I finished the sides so I covered the bottom as well.
I just moved the flowers I already had out in my kitchen into the box. If I had staged this better, I'd maybe look for more vases or possibly lower ones. I'll change it up in the future.
My husband's attitude toward most of my 'Lil Projects is somewhere between indifferent and lukewarm, but he was quite interested in this one and seems pleased to have these corks displayed. Proud of himself for drinking most of that wine himself perhaps.
I'm pleased with the final result and pleased that I've freed up some cupboard space. Of course, now I'll throw away any future wine corks. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.