I've been in love with wine cork art for a while now. I have wanted to do something. Anything. But the problem (not necessarily a "problem") is that I don't drink wine (or any other source of alcohol or beverage that uses corks) so I haven't been collecting corks for any sort of art project. I knew I needed to find a solution. And I did.
Last Friday we went out with some friends to a nice restaurant in downtown Boise. I knew over all we would spend a good amount of money on dinner so I had no problem asking if they could keep the wine corks that weekend and give them to me. Well, when I asked, the waiter said that the owner was collecting them for some sort of project and literally had thousands. I told him I only needed about a hundred so he worked some magic and brought me a bag full of them.
When I saw this wine cork ampersand at Living Savvy I knew I had to do it. It is such a great piece for staging!
Well, here's where I am on mine. I ran out of corks. So remember that 100-ish corks actually doesn't go a long way. When you do this, ask for at least 200. Now I have to go find another source of corks to finish my ampersand. I guess another nice dinner is in store.