cork bathmat featured on the Craftynest website. The progress in making my own version was slowed by a lack of raw materials. But my boozy friends have done me proud, and spurred on by the disintergration of the blue cotton rug in our shower room, I spent a productive day yesterday crafting a replacement. In addition to two badly cut fingers from cork halving and burns from hot adhesive, this is the result. Total cost about £2,000, if you take into account all the wine consumed. However if this is taken out of the equation, the glue sticks, backing materials and plasters(!) come to a much more reasonable fiver or so. Not bad for an original design that's also feels lovely to walk on. I'll report back on its durability in a later post.
Although the original 'recipe' calls for real corks, I reckon that the plastic variety would lend themselves to the same use. This recycling idea could be used to create a variety of 2D and 3D designs. Think pinboards, natural look containers and wall art and give this cheap and effective alternative to mosaic a go!