|Box of Corks!|
Last week I went to my new favorite store - the ReStore in downtown Barre, VT. It is a re-sale store that is completely filled with donated items. There I picked up a bunch of old picture frames- many of which didn't have backing or glass and honestly looked -pretty shabby. I also looked around and found a big box of corks. I know I already had a bunch - but who can pass up a box of them for $3! I also picked up some craft paint to paint the frames with. What's better? I walked out with a big box of corks, 4 small bottles of craft paint and 6 frames for $9.00! Needless to say I plan to be a frequent shopper!
|Frames from ReStore all painted!|
The day that I actually went shopping it was a beautiful sunny day. I took the opportunity to set up the painting portion of my project on the front porch. What better way to craft than relaxing on the porch in the May sun! I took advantage and painted 3 frames and left them out to dry.
After getting side-tracked the past few days, I picked up the corks today and started working. Using cardboard boxes I cut out and glued on backing for each frame. My next task was to place all the corks in the frame. This turned out to be a little harder than I thought. Not all corks are the same size. Each one was a fun puzzle, especially since I love things to be symmetrical! Once I had the corks in a pattern I liked, I glued each one individually.
|Medium Frame- avocado green!|
|The little frame!|
|3 frames all ready to be hung up, sold or given as gifts!|