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DIY WINE CORK MIRROR

Making a DIY cork mirror was literally the last thing on my DIY project  list till I saw a travel blogger showcasing her airbnb apartment and I spotted the cutest corked frame mirror. I already had a couple of wine corks saved for me by my cousins so it was perfect for me to frame my mirror with them.

I do this thing where I ask our followers on Instagram to guess what we are making.Seeing that we are one big happy  DIY loving family.

Empty cognac bottle and different wine corks

So a few days ago when  I asked  for guesses I got the most hilarious and interesting guesses. Everyone knew that the bottle  was going to be upcycled into a vase,but they couldn’t fathom what I was making with the wine corks. The guesses ranged from earrings to key holders and even table mat . I really loved the guesses as they gave me ideas of other DIYs to make with wine corks.

 Upcycled DIYs are cool because get to explore creativity and in your own way help to reduce the impact of waste on the environment.

WHAT YOU NEED

1.mirror(preferably framed)

2. wine corks(the more the merrier)

3.glue gun

4.cutter

5.news paper

6.white powder

STEP ONE

Put all your materials together,with your cutter cut your wine corks into desired shapes and sizes.

Cutting the cork with a cutter

I  wanted mine to be round and flat but you can cut any shape and size.its best to use a cutter or a knife.  P.S do not use a blade  to cut  the cork so you don’t injure yourself .

STEP TWO

After cutting all your wine corks the next thing you do is to cover  the front surface of your mirror with news paper so that the glue doesn’t adhere to the front surface of your mirror.

STEP THREE

With your glue gun, start adhering the corks to your mirror edges.Its best to use a glue gun for this DIY as other  know adhesives like the UHU would take a longer bonding  time.

STEP FOUR

When you are done with  gluing the cork to the mirror,you now remove the newspaper, pour some white powder on the mirror surface and clean with a felt cloth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voila! your DIY cork mirror is ready. Its so simple and easy to make.What are your thoughts?

 

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