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DIY Cork Monogram Letters

Recycle all those wine corks we know you have laying around with this super fun monogram letter corkboard. All you’ll need is a glue gun and a few other materials to recreate this fun ‘M’ (or any other letter you’d like). And you can customize it with any color scheme. So let’s get started!

Monogram Letters

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Here’s what you’ll need for your cork monogram letter:

  • Corks (I used 115)
  • Hot glue gun with lots of extra glue
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Letter printout

Step by step guide for crafting monogram letters:

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Step 1: Print the letter

Begin by printing out your letter. I chose ‘M’ and printed it out large so that it filled two 8.5×11 inch pages. Simply choose your favorite font (this is Baskerville Semibold) and keep increasing it to your desired size. Print the pages out and then tape them together.

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Step 2: Glue the wine corks

Begin in the bottom corner, gluing together corks following the lines of the letter. To make sure you get a secure connection, put a line of glue down the side of the cork and wiggle it back and forth a bit when you attach it to the other cork. If a cork touches multiple other corks, put glue at every connection point.

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Step 3: Glue all corks

Continue this process until the entire letter has been completed. Corks can be different lengths, so if you’re a perfectionist you may want to choose corks of the same length to get a more uniform look.

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Step 4: Painting process

Next, paint the tops of some of the corks in your favorite colors. Leaving some unpainted will give it a more unique look. And that’s all… you’re finished!

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Step 5: display and add puspins

Once the paint dries, you can stand up your letter and use pushpins or thumbtacks to attach photos, notes, and other small knick-knacks. You could also hang it on the wall by attaching wall hangers on the back side.

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You might also take it a step further and spell out a whole word… I’m tempted to do an A, K and E so I can spell out the word ‘make’ for my studio.

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The color scheme can be chosen according to your decor, and you can paint more or less of the corks depending on the look that you’re going for. Some corks have numbers or letters on the end, so it can be fun to leave some of those exposed.

Happy crafting everyone!

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