Crafting Again

It has been way too hot to go out for my walks lately, so I have been busy crafting again.  My mother and I always used to do a lot of crafty works, so in a way, when I am crafting something, I am also channeling with my mom.  I have been doing a lot of things with wine corks lately, and believe it or not, I am actually running out of wine corks because I have been busy making corked hearts.  I guess that means I need to drink more wine.  🙂

Here is my latest creation.  I get my inspiration from many sources, and my muse speaks to me in many creative ways.  This time she was speaking to me in cork.  I saw this on some show we were watching on TV and said “I can do that”.  The first time I tried, it did not come out exactly the way I wanted it to, even though I really liked the two hearts I made, but my motto is “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”.   Heart of Wine  

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The new heart of corks is a double heart.  I think it came out pretty cool too.  This is what I was originally trying to create.  I just had to play with awhile first.

Waiting for the glue to completely dry was the hardest part.  I learned a few new tricks from the last time I made this too.  This time I used some heart cake pans that I sprayed with cooking spray and lined with parchment paper.  This made it much easier to work with because the corks didn’t keep shifting all around.  Live and learn.  For the bottom layer, I cut the corks in half.

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Once the glue was completely dried, I was able to add the finishing touches.  I added a row of ribbon around the outside of the lower level.  I used the hot glue gun for this.  Then I nailed in my loop to hang it with.

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The finished double heart.  Now I just need to figure out what to do with it, as I do with so many of my other creations.  🙂

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Stay safe and stay well Everyone.  ‘Til next time.

 

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

23 thoughts on “Crafting Again”

  1. Love it. always one of my favorite shapes to use in art. I have never seen corks used this way. So creative. I have seen lots of cork ornaments where they drill holes in the corks and add twigs for reindeer ornaments and little twig arms for snowmen. Then they add tiny scarfs and embellishments to them and hang them on the trees.

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