Monday, March 7, 2011


Six or seven years ago I made a new year's resolution to drink more champagne. Not for boozy reasons, but rather in the spirit of celebrating small things. So I have a small number of corks from momentous times (getting accepted to grad school, my reveal, Greg moving in . . . ) and no good way to really display them.

I grabbed an Ikea Ribba frame, the 9x9 one with the recessed mat.

I drew a grid on the back so the corks would be equally spaced.

I put nails through the back of the frame where the grid lines crossed.

Then I put the corks on the nails and labeled the occasion they marked.

I think a different color paper would look better, no? I'm not sure I like it yet but an excuse to drink more champagne is never a bad thing.


  1. I love it! My hub manages the frame shop at our local Hobby Lobby, and he keeps telling me about neat things that people have framed. I never think about framing three-dimensional objects, and yet it is SUCH a cool idea! Your idea of drinking more champers to celebrate the small things is awesome, and this celebration of those celebrations is even more awesome. Well done!

  2. What happened on November 4, 2008? Am I having a senior moment?

  3. Mom, that was the last election when Obama won. :)

  4. this is a great idea. love it!