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February 3, 2020

What Can You Make Out of Wine Bottle Corks?

If you’re like us, you probably have a stockpile of wine bottle corks laying around. But what do you do with the corks once the bottle is empty? You may be thinking how you can dispose of them, but what you should be asking is what can you make out of wine bottle corks. And we have just the list of fun and easy projects for you. 

Homemade Stamps

If you visit your local craft store you may come across a variety of stamps for every occasion. But those stamps can be pricey. So why not make your own?

For this stamp project, you’ll need spongy corks, fine and thick tipped markets, and a sharp craft knife. 

  • First: Draw your design on your cork.
  • Second: Cut around the design. Only puncture first, then cut down approximately ¼ inch. Go slowly, the cork may crumble if it’s too dry. 
  • Third: Grab your ink of choice. 
  • Fourth: Stamp away! 

Coasters

Nobody wants a wine stain ring on their table. Make yourself a wine cork-coaster

You’ll need five corks of the same diameter, a hot glue gun with glue, a ribbon of a similar diameter of the cork rounds, a craft knife and cutting board. 

  • Measure the height of the corks to determine how tall your rounds should be. You can use the thickness of the ribbon to determine this. Just be sure to get 19 rounds from the five corks. 
  • Arrange the corks as you prefer. 
  • Begin gluing by starting at the center and working your way out. 
  • Once your coaster has been made, take glue around the exterior and wrap the coaster with ribbon. 
  • Pop a bottle and enjoy your new coaster!

Planters

Succulents are all the rage in home planters. Go a step further with the trend with an upcycled cork planter

For this cork DIY, you’ll need wine corks, magnets, soil, and succulent clippings. For tools, you will need a hot glue gun, a paring knife, and a screwdriver.

  • Start by pushing a hole in the top of the cork with your screwdriver.
  • Using your knife, hollow out the hole you started–only go about halfway down the cork.
  • Glue a magnet to the backside of the cork.
  • Fill the cork with soil.
  • Plant your succulent inside and enjoy your eco-friendly planter!

Place Holders

Getting married in 2020 and need a creative way to display your table cards? Pop a bottle while planning your wedding then take your wine bottle corks to make these fun place holders!

You’ll need wine works, sandpaper, and a sharp knife.

  • Once you’ve gathered your wine corks, arrange them so the logos or designs are displayed correctly.
  • Sand down the bottoms of the corks so they sit flat on your table.
  • Cut a slit in the top portion of your cork so that you can slide your paper into the cork.
  • Enjoy your DIY table cards!

All this crafting probably has you feeling a bit hungry. Stop into Cork Bar & Restaurant to refill and recharge! 

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