DIY Promotional Giveaway: The Wine Cork Bulletin Board & Gift Basket


By Fausto Mendez

    If you’re a fan of #DIY crafts for personalized gifts and promotional giveaways, you should consider adding a personal touch to your next gift basket with a bulletin board made of real wine corks. This concept is perfect for any wine-loving lead at the targeted company of your choice, and you’ll have to down a few bottles to make it happen. It turns out you’ll finally have an excuse to drink on the job!

    When courting leads with promotional gifts, you’ll need to up your game if you want your gift to make a memorable impact. Stress balls and mugs are great, but they can only go so far. Attract leads with a high-end or DIY promotional giveaway as the main course, and add in some stress balls and mugs (with your logo) on the side. That’s how it’s done. 

    In this case, we’ll put together a wine-cork bulletin board, but because it’s often difficult to add your brand’s logo in a tasteful way to a DIY gift, we’ll bundle it with traditional promotional giveaways to add some brand-boosting power to the package. 

    The wine-cork bulletin board is a pretty basic project. You don’t need much, and you can easily finish it in less than 24 hours.

Step 0 – Gather Your Materials

+ Glue Gun

+ Paint

+ Frame

+ Wine Corks

Step 1 – Paint the Frame

+ Start by painting the inside of the frame (where it would normally hold a photo). Wine corks are inconsistent, so you might have small cracks between some corks. A black background fixes this problem. 


Step 2 –  Assemble the Corks

+ Glue the wine corks onto the frame – horizontally or vertically. Try to use corks with a consistent width and height for best results. 


Step 3 – Spice it Up

+ The bulletin board itself is a wonderful and memorable gift, but it doesn’t do much to boost your brand on its own. You want the frame to be associated with your brand – at least in the mind of the targeted recipient. Do this by bundling the bulletin with a promotional leatherette wine box. Make sure to pack it with your client’s favorite wine, so do your homework first. Don’t forget to add your logo to the wine box for best results.


+ Next, you’ll need a handful of cheaper (but useful or fun) promotional giveaways to maximize brand awareness. To stay within the theme of wine, order a couple of custom promotional champagne bottles filled with classic candies. To round out the gift basket, mix in a promotional mug, a stress ball and a high-end notebook. Get as creative as you want. AnyPromo sells over 50,000 promotional products. Don’t forget to add your logo for best results.


+ For the cherry on top, I suggest a personalized pen set made of maple or rosewood. In this case, you would add target’s name instead of your brand name for maximum wow. 


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