5 Important Tips for Working with Cork

Cork is one of those creative surfaces that I don’t give enough attention to – but when I work with it, I love it! Do you like working with cork in your crafts?

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Tips for Working with Cork

1. Pick the right thickness for your project. Cork comes in a variety of thicknesses – from very thin to as thick as wine corks.

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2. Let it air out and flatten. I’ve noticed that sometimes the (natural) smell of cork can be a little overwhelming, so I typically take my cork out of the package and let it air before working with it.

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3. Pick the right cutting tool for the job. As I mentioned before, thicker cork requires a tougher tool – like a mini saw.

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4. Clean it properly. Clean and wash wine corks (and let dry), and dust older cork with a damp washcloth. Make sure all particles are off of the surface before crafting with it.

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5. Don’t let it sit in the sun. Cork is relatively dry already, but you don’t want it to get more dry and brittle by sitting in the sun.

The project you spent so much time on will eventually break in half! Instead, keep it in a shadier part of your home with lower temps.

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