Cork Trees and a Project Teaser

I have this amazing glass jar (or vase ~ as it may be) that I found at the local Goodwill store. I was pretty pleased when I found it because I'd been searching for some type of glass container to house my cork collection for awhile and this jar was big enough and had just the right personality for my space. I don't collect many things but I do collect white ceramic dishes...and then there are the corks. I think I may have every single cork from the first bottle of wine I popped open many years ago. I also found a big bag of corks at the Goodwill store for 2.99!   Why I thought it was necessary to buy a strangers discarded corks, I'm not sure. But honestly, I wish everybody would save their corks and give them to me. I just love corks. Someday the perfect idea will come to me for their use, I just know it! 

In the meantime, I replicated some cork trees I saw posted at Stonewall Kitchen's website. They are darling, if you ask me.   I'm not really all that "crafty" though so forgive me.  These are my cork trees:

And here's a look at my inspiration:

Just some corks, some hot glue and some buttons thrown together.  SimpleEasy.  Done.

While I'm here I thought I'd add in a couple shots of what my Adorable Upcycler is doing these days.  He says HI to everyone and wants you all to know that no man was harmed in the making of those craft cabinets you saw here.  Although I made it up to him anyway.  ;)

Isn't he cute with all those tools???

Can't let it out yet what he's working on but it should be pretty darn fab! We keep looking at the piece-in-progress and saying, "maybe we won't want to sell that after all". Ahhh well. Too bad we have absolutely no room available in our home. It's going to make a great entertaining and conversation piece for somebody.  And there may even be corks involved.  Ponder that for awhile!We should have more on this before the weekend is over...

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  1. how great! i love those buttons and stars. this would be a perfect gift for another wine lover...but i don't want to get rid of any of my corks either! i like to use them as filler, too. for fall, i mixed pinecones and corks in my vases.

  2. So cool! What a great idea. I love when you can find new uses for every day items. I would love for you to come link up to my party if you had the time - http://www.literallyinspired.com/2011/11/wytbw-i-am-almost-30.html

    Hope to see you there!


  3. These are adorable!!! What a great idea!! :) I'm a new follower too. Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. These are so cute! I need to get my hands on some corks - I keep seeing great projects using them. I'd love for you t share this with my readers if you get a chance: http://www.momontimeout.com/2011/11/taking-timeout-thursday-no-6.html

  5. That is the cutest trees i have seen this year . I am a button person and love the buttons on the end. What a great idea

  6. The trees are so cute! I have a ton of wine corks...

  7. Such cute little trees! I think yours are just as cute as the inspiration ones. I also love that jar! I just visited from Chic on a Shoestring Decorating. Now I'm a follower.

  8. Fabulous! I'd say you indeed ARE officially crafty after this one!

    And I agree, anyone looks great with tools. :)

    Shared on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 110. :)



  9. Thanks Donna! You've made my day...my week...maybe even my month! I'm so tickled that you chose to feature these. So many stunning projects and ideas on your blog and I feel very thankful that you noticed mine among them all. Have a beautiful day and may you be blessed with tons of useful junk!

  10. These came out really cute! New follower here. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/12/bedazzle-me-monday-11.html

    Have a great week!!

  11. ohhh so so cute!!!! Thank you SO much for linking up!!!! I have never seen these before---great idea!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  12. Cute idea I've been looking for some small table decor so I still have room for all the food on my table. Plus it just so happens I also have a jar o' corks.

    I'm going to be posting this as an upcycle project on my blogs FB and Twitter page tomorrow.


  13. I love your trees! What a fun idea!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites! I'm featuring you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

  14. I featured this post on my "Best of" post this week! Come check it out and thanks for sharing at the Crazy Cute Party last week! ;)


  15. I love these trees! Makes me want to start drinking a lt more wine before Christmas

  16. I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-8-and-rural.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick