We met an ingenious woman just recently, Bridget Lappert, who has a clever concept for creating on a budget. Here is her philosophy: Women all over are obsessively perusing Pinterest dreaming about how they can make their perfect apartment and trying to figure out which do-it-yourself projects are actually worth the time and money. Bridget Lappert, the 21-year-old founder of BrokeButBougie.com, is here to help young women make their homes beautiful with tangible, doable and affordable DIY projects.
Today we thought we'd run an article of hers on a little but mighty artifact, called:
The Many Uses For Corks, Part 1
I like red wine. After a long day of work, a glass of red and a good book are just the ticket to get my sanity back and mentally prep for the following days activities.
Because I’m such a fan of the vino, my husband and I have quite the collection of corks. It seemed wasteful to throw them away especially because they make for a lovely vase filler and home decor accessory. The jar that contains them has become a unique statement nick nack in our home. (We need to get another vase to fill!)
I’ve never been a particularly crafty person. We won’t get into the no cutting skills details but let’s just say I’m no Martha Stewart. That’s why I love corks! There are so many ways to use these versatile little bobs throughout your house to make your space cuter without dropping a ton of cash.
"I’ve never been a particularly crafty person."
If you aren’t a wine drinker or you haven’t saved enough corks to get crafty, don’t worry! One of Target’s new lines, Threshold, sells a box of vase filling corks for about $10.
Here are a few around the house ways to put those corks to work making your house a home.
1. Vase Filler - I already mentioned this one above but it deserves it’s own number! Use it to fill up vases and add some texture and rustic charm to any room!
2. Herb Garden Makers
As soon as I got married, one of the nesting activities I was most looking forward to was planting an herb garden! I’d seen so many cute ideas for a small spaces herb garden and wanted to create one for my new little family. A great way to label each plant is to use corks!
Simply write each herb on a cork and stick and toothpick in one side. Stab each in the dirt near each herb. That’s it!
Check out the slideshow to see photographs to help illustrate Bridget's projects.