Upcycle your wine corks into retro-style earrings

Repurposing wine corks is easy! First step is slicing the wine corks into thinner rounds. Approximately into 1/2 centimeter pieces.

After you cut the rounds then use scissors to clean up the edges. Try to make one side flat.

Find the right paper to suit your retro personality. You can use old magazines, napkins or even kids drawings.

Glue the paper to the flat side of the wine cork. First you’ll need Mod Podge & a sponge brush then wood varnish and a regular paintbrush.

I find sponge brushes work really well when using Mod Podge. Add a coat of Mod Podge to the flat side of the cork round.

Place the cork onto the back of your paper then rub the paper into the cork. Let the glue dry.

Once the Mod Podge is dry trim the excess paper from your cork. Cut along the edge of the cork so the edge of the glued paper is in line with the edge of the cork.

Now we get to start adding the wood varnish. I like to use a paintbrush for this step. You want to add 2-3 coats allowing for drying in between coats.

Once you’ve applied the wood varnish and it’s dry, add the screw-in eyelets to the top of the cork round.

After you’ve added the screw-in eyelet, you can add the jump ring then earring hook. Easy peasy! You’re done!

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