Nothing is better than a glass of wine to finish the day, whether you want to unwind from the stress or celebrate with friends. Once the bottle is empty, you could throw the seemingly useless cork away – or you could hold onto it and start a cork collection. With several on hand, you have the beginnings of an inspired wine cork craft. Take a look at these six ideas ranging from artsy to practical.
Wine Cork Coasters
Protect your coffee table from wine glass rings with this clever craft idea. You only need six corks to make each wine cork coaster, along with a box cutter, sandpaper and hot glue gun. They’re cute, fun and practically free to make! Plus, you can use them with far more than just wine glasses.
Wine Cork Bulletin Board
Need a place where the family can share messages? Want to creatively display photos and postcards? A bulletin board is the answer. But why pay for one when you can make a bulletin board out of an empty picture frame, a few dozen wine corks and hot glue? Make this craft for yourself or give it as a gift to a wine-loving friend.
Wine Cork Coat Hooks
For this craft project, you need thick corks with a flare, such as those often found on champagne bottles or liters of ale and cider, to make your coat and purses less likely to fall off the hook. Attach the corks to reclaimed wood using drywall anchors and screws. You’ll have chic, homemade cork coat hooks in no time.
Wine Cork Keychain
Want a custom keychain that showcases your personality? Make one out of a wine cork! It’s easy – all you need is a unique cork, small eye hook and metal keychain ring. While you’re at it, make a few wine cork keychains and give them to your friends. These are especially great for beach-going wine-lovers because if they fall in the water, they’ll float!
Wine Cork Stamps
If you enjoy making your own stationery or scrapbooks, turn a handful of old corks into creative handmade stamps. Outline whatever pattern you want with a marker, carve it out with an X-Acto knife, press the cork onto an ink pad and stamp pages to your heart’s content!
Wine Cork Vases
By covering a square or rectangular glass container, you can make your own rustic-themed wine cork vase. This craft is easy and only requires glue and a knife for trimming the corks so they line the outside of the glass container nicely. Use this in your own home or give it as a housewarming gift – along with a delightful bottle of wine.
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