Cork by the sheet or by the roll
Scissors or craft knife
Stencil or picture
One of reasons why it’s so much fun to work with cork is that you can make so many different things. Cork is easy to cut with scissors so you can easily make new home accents, jewelry, and even more. Since cork sheet can be purchased by the single sheets, or by the roll, you can choose exactly what you want to make, from coasters, to trivets, to wall hangings. Create geometric shapes, or something that you love, like bird shapes or lighthouses. Buy some cork today and, before the day is over, you can have a whole collection of jewelry, home accents, and even gifts.
Decide on the technique that you want to use for transferring an image to the cork. You could use a stencil, print out a picture from the internet, or even cut one from a coloring book. You can also draw freehand to create just the design that you want. Carbon paper can help you with paper images. Lay the carbon paper on the cork, place the picture on top, and outline the features on the picture. Make anything from a huge design to a tiny one, depending on the item that you want.
For some reason, many people don’t realize that cork can be painted. It’s simple to mask off areas, paint others, or to spray the entire design. Use any type of paint or even a paint marker. Make a silhouette or create a more detailed image. When you’re finished drawing, cutting, and/or painting it, you can decide how to use it.
Cut small cork images, poke a hole at the top of each one, and make earrings. Or, connect several images together, end-to-end, using jump rings, to make a bracelet. Hang a single cork image on a necklace chain to finish a matching set of earrings, bracelet, and necklace.
Larger cork images can be used in many ways. Make heart coasters, a baby buggy trivet, diamond cornice embellishments, lighthouse wall groupings, or a monogram door design. You can also cut a particular shape, attach a peel-n-stick hook, and make a jewelry organizer, tie organizer, or even a towel hook for the bathroom. With cork being so lightweight, it can easily be hung using glue strips or double-sided tape.
Create an entire theme in a room, such as a sea theme, by making a number of pieces with coordinating designs. Or, make lots of jewelry pieces, and give them out for Christmas gifts, or party favors. Cork is not expensive so you’ll find it to be a great choice for crafting.