On Saturday I stopped at Scrap while in San Francisco and picked up another little bag of corks, just in case I was about to run out. Then on Sunday I embarked on, and finished, cork wreath #3.
I LOVE making these wreaths. There is such a nice balance between regularity and organic, and the upcycle value is priceless.
As with #2, I started by wrapping the wreath form (which unfortunately I had to purchase retail, although I did have a 50% off coupon at JoAnn's) in strips of burlap from the old Mountain View recycling bag.
I devised this formula which I really like, which is to use plastic corks on the inside circle, to build out and give some regularity, then champagne corks as a nice and regular ledge on which to build. On the outside edge I use corks with some nice end color. Just for fun, I counted up this formula, and found it takes:
- 33 plastic corks on the inside edge
- 26 champagne corks
- 62 corks on the outside edge
Then I start building out, trying to be a little irregular. Another set of plain corks serve to add some depth underneath...22 corks in this case.
Finally, another 150 or so corks added to the top completes the wreath. Oh and, only one minor burn from the glue gun.
This one is destined as a Christmas gift, I do hope the recipients like it.