Make your own photo clips using dyed corks

I'm really excited about working on a huge wall piece for my living room (please check back next week for the exciting reveal). I will say it involves a ton of beautiful wine corks!! But in the meantime, here is a fun and easy photo project I came up with using some of those corks! 

Supplies: Wine corks, malleable craft wire, mini clothes pins, exacto knife, your favorite wallet size photos, and fabric dye if you are dying your corks as I have.

If you are dying your corks, just follow the instructions on the back of the box. There are different type of dyes out there so find the easiest one for you. I like the ones that ask you to dissolve the dye in warm water them add it to the corks. The corks will take about 5 days to soak up all the color. Well worth the time thought!

1. Thread wire through clothes pin

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2. Pinch the wires tightly together to secure the clothes pin from moving

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3. Twist one wire around the other in a spiral 

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4. Keep twisting into a spiral until you achieve your desired length

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5. Follow fabric dye instructions and add corks to the dye. Depending on the dye it will take 1-3 days for the color to take. The brighter the color the shorter the time it takes to dye the wine corks. 

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6. Use an exacto knife to make a small puncture for the wire

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7. Carefully stick the wire into the wine cork

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This is a great way to upcycle wine corks into something cute and functional! These are pics of our first year and I just love the way these turned out. 

I love finding new ways to up-cycle wine corks. If you have any, I'd love to see your creations!

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