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DIY Cork Art Shadow Box Display

February 03, 2021

A day without wine is like… well, we have no idea! If you’re a big fan of being wined and dined and have accumulated a large cork collection, it’s time to put those drink stoppers to use to become a show stopper!  Your red wine at dinner and white wine in a bubble bath habit is about to pay off with a beautiful recycled piece of art that will fit right in next to your wine cellar or liquor cabinet.  The country chic design of the Bruno shadowbox frame will play up the aged look of corks to create something to speak to your wino personality.

DIY Cork Art Supplies


  • 8 x 12” Bruno Frame
  • Patterned paper
  • Recycled wine corks (if stained with red wine, even better!)
  • Steamer pot
  • Serrated knife
  • Hot Glue
  • Adhesive Vinyl
  • Gluestick

First, arrange your corks in your pattern or design of choice.

Steam Corks

Next, we must trim them down to fit the rustic shadowbox. To do this, steam, but do not submerge, the corks in water for about 10 minutes.

Cut Corks

Remove each one from the pot while still warm but cool enough to handle. A cooking tong is helpful! Use a serrated knife to trim down the cork to fit in the shadowbox. In our case, we trimmed them into ½ inch pieces.

Glue Corks

Remove the backing from your frame, and adhere a piece of patterned paper over top, using a glue stick.

Adhere the corks in the design of choice onto the backing using hot glue. We chose to use purple-stained cork pieces for the base of our house and natural color corks for the roof.

DIY Cork Art Final

Replace the decorated backing back into the Bruno shadowbox frame.

To make it extra special, add a phrase onto the front of the shadowbox using adhesive vinyl cut from a cutting machine. If you also have a cutting machine, you can grab our SVG file for free here!

DIY Cork Art Final 2

DIY Cork Art Final 3

Decide if you want it to have your frame hung or stand using a sawtooth hanger or an easel back and let everyone know that home is where the wine is!

DIY Cork Art Pinterest


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Tara Nehil Headshot Tara Nehil is author of, a lifestyle blog sharing home décor, crafts, party inspiration and parenting lessons learned the hard way. Her graphic design background is evident in the home she lives in and styles with her husband of 8 years and 2 young daughters. Follow her creative journey for photo tutorials, printables, budget-friendly decorating tips and ways to celebrate occasions big and small.