Wednesday, 6 October 2010

What the Heck Wednesday! #15

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This spring at a garage sale I bought 4 squares of cork, measuring about 12"x12" and about 1/4" thick.  They're a little on the old side, so they look like they might be a bit brittle, but for 25 cents I thought I could figure something out!


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27 comments :

  1. ooOOoo...what about trivets for the table? I hate when I'm serving a nice dinner, then have to slap down regular old potholders. Spray adhesive, fabric, spray sealer. Should be easy!
    ~K

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  2. And I'm a follower, of course. :)

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  3. Along the same lines as K, I'd cut them down into smaller pieces, cutesie them up and make coasters.

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  4. & thanks for offering this giveaway - I follow too : )

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  5. I've been wanting to make coasters by cutting my lat initial out of the center of the cork and putting some pretty fabric/paper/some kind of tile or something behind it. Kind of "reverse applique" - ish.

    OR you could make some adorable cork necklaces. Just cut out some cute shapes and spray paint or leave plain and then attach a jump ring and run a chain through. Cute and easy.

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  6. If you have a reck room or an inclosed porch, put a nail through the center and hang them up next to each other to create a cork wall. Then hang a dart board in the center. Then when you play darts, it will be ok to miss. My mom did that for me in high school. It was great.

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  7. Make a picture frame out of it. Then it doubles as a picture frame and a note holder.

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  8. I would glue these to something else to make coasters. cds, cross stitch images, photos...etc. They can be the base, but something more fun for the top.

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  9. what about the obvious of a cork board? you can paint the cork, or add fabric or paper and use it to pin things to

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  10. wrap a vase in cork and use rafia and other natural elements to create a fall center piece. fill the vase with fall flowers, branches, leaves, etc.

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  11. use the cork as a stamp to add texture to projects. Put ink or pain on the cork, then lay a paper on top of it and brayer to transfer the pattern.

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  12. i'd cut them up and cover a square flower pot.

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  13. If you have four 12 X 12 squares, sounds like you could cut each one in four small square for coasters. Decorate them with stamps and give them out as Christmas presents.

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  14. Are you big on plants? You could use them as coasters for your plants.

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  15. You could glue them to the bottom of iron pieces to prevent them from scratching other surfaces.

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  16. Pop them in a funky frame for a cute cork board.

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  17. I am now following you!

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  18. I have 4 that were just given to me! I am going to cover mine and put in frames for mini cork boards.

    Mindy
    princessandthebeads@gmail.com

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  19. And I am a follower!

    Mindy
    princessandthebeads@gmail.com

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  20. gm....a new follower here just.plzzz@yahoo.com

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  21. frame all 4 for a message board

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  22. I would cut them into different sizes and frame them, like a smaller version of this idea:

    http://shannonmakesstuff.blogspot.com/2010/09/bulletin-board-frames-wall.html

    amberf_03@hotmail.com

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  23. Or you could use them as the backing for tile coasters. They are really easy to do, you just mod podge scrapbook paper over some bathroom tile and put cork on the backs. Cheap too!

    amberf_03@hotmail.com

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  24. I am a GFC follower too.

    amberf_03@hotmail.com

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