- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
So my DOC collected and shipped all the wine corks from our wedding day to me. I painted them purple ombre (it looks freaking awesome, plum was our main wedding color) and started gluing them together with hot glue into our last-name initial (H). it was big and solid, wide deep and sturdy. I did the bottom half of the letter one weekend and let it set and cure for a few days. I went back to pick it up and work on it on, say, Wednesday, and realized it was drooping in my hand – basically, you can just pull the corks apart with absolutely 0 damage to them and pull all the glue off. -_- Like what the heck.
So I got online looking for tutorials and saw that most DIY’ers were using a birch or some other backing to put them on, and hot gluing the corks directly to the backing. Two problems with this:
1) I’d have to find or have cut for me a birch backing since I’ve already laid out and painted my letter (or I could just get foam board and cut it into the shape I want, DH’s suggestion)
2) Wouldn’t corks fall off of the backing just like they fall off each other? Could I use super glue?
Any DIY’ers out there have any suggestions?