Corks as Art for Your Wedding

Happy Earth Day! I hope you’ve been enjoying all our posts this week in honor of Earth Day. Today I wanted to share the Earth Day campaign Anthropologie has been a part of this month – all about corks! They teamed up with the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance (CFCA) to promote the use of natural corks. Did you know that corks are 100% natural, renewable, recyclable and biodegradable? A perfect piece to incorporate into your wedding day decor maybe? :) If you’ve been in an Anthropologie store in the past month, you probably saw their amazing displays with cork – and each store is different! I’ve been to 4 of them this past month and they are all different and all so inspiring.  I think these could lead to some wedding day decor inspiration, right?

dyed corks

painting corks

anthropologie cork art

Corks as part of a creative backdrop – and by dying and/or painting them it really creates beautiful patterns!

anthropologie cork wall art

anthropologie cork art

Or maybe hanging corks by a string for a unique look…

anthropologie cork art

anthropologie cork art

Or my favorite, these cork balls combined with succulents! So pretty, perfect and eco-friendly! Plus, all of these will last long after the wedding day – major bonus!

anthropologie cork art succulents

anthropologie cork art

anthropologie cork displays

If you love the idea of turning cork into art, Anthropologie stores are hosting instore workshops showing you how to do just this! There are a bunch this evening and tomorrow, check here for the schedule.

Oh, and love these but know you can’t collect that many corks to create one of your own? Well, the installations will actually be available for “adoption” after Earth Day, in exchange for a contribution to CFCA. How cool is that?? And the remaining corks will be returned to the organization and recycled through its Cork ReHarvest program.

photo credits: top 5 from Anthropologie’s Facebook page, next 5 from here, 2 from my iphone, next 4 from Anthropologie, next 2 from here, last 2 from Anthropologie

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Comments

  1. I love all Anthro’s installations. They’re magical.

  2. How cool is that?! I really like the cork balls, it’s festive and gives off a woodsy vibe, perfect for an outdoor wedding :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Any information on how to adopt a piece of cork art!? I am about to ambitiously start constructing a different style of Anthropologie-inspired fixture for my ceremony backdrop…but this would be a better option, by far!

  4. that’s so awesome! two thumbs up to the anthro visual merchandisers!

  5. Ugh. Anthropologie. Why are you always so amazing and perfect? Just when I think they’ve hit the peak of their originality they do something like THIS. Gorgeous.

  6. I’m a little obsessed with this now. Thanks for showcasing so many of these photos in one place. Love the idea, and you’re right – excellent idea for wedding decor.

  7. These ideas are all so fabulous. I’m always super inspired by Anthropologie displays!

  8. Beautiful ! Kind of “interior landart”.
    I didn’t know Anthropologie. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Oh Anthropologie you’ve done it again, inspiring brides and designers alike! Thanks for showcasing these amazing displays.

  10. these cork designs are mind-blowingly amazing!!! would be so fun to play around with and create some unique decor for an eclectic vineyard wedding too!

  11. I’ve been totally obsessed with Anthro’s window’s for the past couple of weeks…I LOVE all the corks! Totally gorgeous!

  12. Inspiring. I want to cork out some cork flowers right now!!

  13. last minute lynn on:

    Thank you for sharing those pics. They have the most wonderful displays in the world!

  14. the simplest things are the most beautiful….
    looking at corks in a brand new way…
    so witty and pretty!

  15. are you kidding me?? this has to be one of my favorite posts yet! to die for!

  16. I LOVE corks! I actually made my best friend a “cork-wishing well” to be used as her gift card box on her wedding day. Her theme was “Make a Wish” so I thought this was perfect! I have photos if you’d like to see it; I’m happy to share!

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