Wednesday, October 10, 2012

My name is Stacy and I am a Pinterest addict

My name is Stacy and I am a Pinterest addict.  I am not sure what has come over me this last year. I keep pinning away all the projects I plan to do in the future.  I don't deny I have a creative side that rears its head every now and then, but it seems to be a permanent resident now. Now, don't get me wrong.  Mama always had some kind of hobby.  She is very creative and was the BEST room mom a kid could have.  Now in a world with Pinterest, she would have to fight hard for that title. 

It's no secret I like to drink wine.  OK, I really like wine.  It's something I inherited from my daddy's side of the family.  My uncle makes his own in the basement for crying out loud!  It's only natural I love the stuff.  I have to tell you a funny story.  I ran into the corner store with my little guy to get him a juice before a road trip.  As we walked toward the back of the store, we had to pass the wine display.  My sweet child looked up at me and so innocently asked if we were getting me my "juice" too.  Ha!  Now that makes you a little uncomfortable.  OK, back to Pinterest.  I collect wine corks.  I keep all of them.  I like to use them as a display in the kitchen, but now have found I can be crafty with the excess that I can't fit in my vases on the shelf.  I came across  a handful of pins with the idea to glue used corks onto a letter.  As any southern girl will tell you, we LOVE monograms!  We have been known to monogram anything we can get our hands on...sheets, towels, wine glasses.  You name it...we monogram it!  So as you can see, this had to be a great idea.  Let me share my new found craft:

What you need:
a flat wooden letter (I got mine at Michael's...don't forget your coupon).
80-100 corks (don't judge me)
hot glue gun

I didn't have a method or layout for my corks.  I "free handed" gluing them onto the letter.  Your final product should come out something like the picture below.

As you can see, it makes cute wall art out of something most people throw away.  So, not only are you crafty, you are saving the earth one bottle of wine at a time.  Cheers!


  1. Ooh...I have this one--not to mention several other variations--pinned also.

    But...have you seen all the fun things you can do by painting wine bottles? They take to spray paint really well. A collection of bottles painted matte black with black candles looks good as a center piece (for Halloween or just a normal dinner party), bottles painted white, orange and yellow like candy corn are fun (Negro Modelo bottles are almost shaped like candy corn!) and just this week, someone posted white bottles rolled in epsom salt as a vase for sprayed silver foliage for Christmas/winter.

    Two things you can conclude: 1) NO part of a wine bottle need go to waste! 2) I'm as much of a pin addict as you are! :-)

    1. Oooh I haven't thought about the Negro Modelo bottles looking like candy corn. You are right! Next time the hubs asks me to pick up beer when I am at the store, I am grabbing those. :) I have seen painting the wine bottles. I haven't tried it yet. Great idea painting them black for halloween! I love the epsom salt bottles. That will be a project in my near future! Stay tuned!

  2. Don't forget your coupon! Best tip ever!