This bespoke ‘Cork Couple Wedding Card’ is handcrafted using rescued and recycled corks from weddings and events.
Rescuing the little corks from the bin and combining them with scraps of material that are no good for anything (unless you are the size of a cork) means they no longer need to end up in landfill!
By recycling the corks it means I can put them back into the environment they are used to…celebrating!
Size A6 this card comes in its own little kraft box and is prettily tied with ribbon to keep it safe and sound after the big day.
Blank inside ready for your own words.
If you have specific colours, hair colour or even glasses I can custom make them to look as close to the wedding couple as possible – just send me a message.
These cards are the perfect solution to put money or vouchers in – a lovely wedding keepsake.
As a wedding and events co-ordinator, popping bottles of fizz to pour and serve the welcome and toast drinks tends to be one of the jobs I get asked to do. Nothing makes me happier than seeing everyone with a drink in hand ready to congratulate the bride and groom. However, behind the scenes it was making me sad to see all the little corks get thrown in the bin.
Seeing just how many corks were getting thrown away, it got my brain ticking as to what they could be used for and turned into. Still uncertain, I decided to rescue them all whilst I thought up a way to recycle them into something beautiful. With a mountain of corks my mind went into overdrive as I felt they should be transformed into something that linked them back to where their journey began…weddings & events!
Putting my creative head on I came up with the idea to turn them into teeny tiny individual ‘Cork Couples’ using scraps of material I had which were no use for anything unless you were the size of a cork! This was the perfect way to not only recycle the corks but also to use up the waste material and bits of ribbon I had accumulated saving them all from going into landfill…it was a win-win!
Now what to do with my cork couples?
My light-bulb moments kept coming as I thought up ways to transform them into things relating back to the weddings and events where they had come from. Starting with ‘Cork Couple Cake Toppers’, then onto ‘Flower Friends’, I began thinking how they could also be used as place settings…the list really is endless!
During this lockdown period I have been busy making ‘Cork Couple Cards’ which has meant cutting the little corks in half. By doing this I have been left with lots of halves that are sadly unusable for cork couples due to the print on the cork face. Am I going to let these halves go to waste?…Hell NO! Next up is my ‘Wedding Plan-It Pinboards’ which are perfect for all those newly engaged couples.
The beauty about my cork couples are no two cork people are the same…who wants to be the same as everyone else on their wedding day? No-one…right? If you have a specific colour scheme or request such as the colour of the hair or glasses then they can be made to order, I will do my very best to match them up the best I can.
Who knows what my next creation will be, although I do have a few ideas up my sleeve, so watch this space!
Remember, a Cork is for Life, NOT just for a Wedding or Event!