Original interior items, the use of wine corks in the creation of various items, a bath mat made of cork.
The plugs left after the wine bottles arean excellent material for creating all kinds of objects. An unusual bath mat, made by own hands, is an excellent confirmation of this. Why for the bathroom? The answer will be the main advantage of this material. The cork practically does not absorb moisture, due to which the bacteria on its surface do not reproduce. It is due to this material is ideal for any premises with high humidity. Walking on such a surface is pleasant enough and very useful. To make a carpet of cork we needwater-repellent material that will be used as a base (rubberized fabric, shower mat, etc.), well ground knife, large emery, ditch for cutting and most importantly - cork (they must be at least 150 pieces). To begin with, all the plugs need to be washed in soapy water to get rid of the red wine stains. For best results, you can soak them for the night in water with bleach. In the end, wash them well and dry them. Next, it is necessary to cut each stopper lengthwise into two parts. If the edges are uneven, wipe them with emery. For a more convenient and safe operation, it is better to cut the cork in an upright position. Decide on the size of the future carpet. Spread the already prepared plugs on the table in the way that you plan to place them on the rug. And in accordance with their size and shape, cut out a similar base of rubberized material. Pattern, you can invent anything. Lay the plugs in zig-zag, in staggered order or even rows. Now all the corks need to be glued to the substrate. Choose a special adhesive for these surfaces. Start gluing the plugs first along the perimeter and only then fill the middle. Excess glue should be removed immediately with a cloth. When this work is completed, giverinse the mat completely. For best effect, treat it additionally with a sealant. If you plan to systematically use the rug from the cork in the bathroom, it will need to be dried periodically in the sun. In addition, there is a second optionmaking a carpet of cork. Prepare a box with low sides. Cork in this case will need a lot more - at least 500 pieces. If the sides of the box are too high, you can saw too much. The height of the sides must correspond to the height of the plugs. To create such a rug, you need to place all the plugs inside the box in an upright position. They should densely fill the entire space. For a strong fixation, you can use glue.