We’ve found another reason why you should enjoy a few more glasses of wine (you’re welcome!): start to accumulate your wine corks for your next DIY project.
Take a look at the latest and greatest recycled wine cork ideas below.
1. Simple solution – steady wobbly furniture by placing a cork wedge beneath it
2. Napkin rings
Supplies: corks, heavy needle, stretchy thread, beads, ruler and scissors
- Slice corks (requires about 3 corks per napkin)
- Thread the cork with your needle and stretchy thread. Use about 15cm of thread and then tie off. Ensure that the last bead and cork are not touching
- Repeat on as many napkins & set your table
3. Thread spool corks
4. Coasters made from cork
Supplies: corks, hot glue gun, cutting sheet
- Line up corks and use a hot glue gun to paste on a flat surface.
- Use a knife to cut the excess off the circular shape
- Repeat with different shapes to make unique coasters
5. Decorate your cocktail – use corks to label drinks
Supplies: corks, knife, measuring tape, nail, stencil shapes, black marker, wire or thread
- Measure corks and use knife to cut into pieces – whatever size you prefer
- Push nail into cork to create a hole at the top. Make sure you do this on a surface outside/somewhere it doesn’t matter if nail damages surface
- Label corks with numbers or stencils of choice
- Put thread or wire through cork
- Attach/tie to glass, enjoy!
6. Personalised card holders
Supplies: corks, sharp knife, paper, pens
- With a sharp knife cut, cut off one rounded side of the cork. Another option would be sand one side of the cork to create a flat surface.
- Use a sharp knife of blade and make a cut along the length of the cork (this is where the paper/card will go)
- Prep the paper cards with names and place in the cork
7. Knobs on drawers
Supplies: sparkling wine/champagne corks, screws, screwdriver
- Remove existing knobs. The screws from these knobs may have a flat top but that will not work. You will need pointed screws.
- Make a little mark in the cork so you know where to screw it in.
- Insert a screw into the hole of the drawer so that the pointed end protrudes out the front.
- Line up the tip of the nail with the dot on the back of the cork. Press firmly and twist cork.
- Continue to twist until the flat surface of the cork is against the drawer
8. Cork garden marker
Supplies: bunch of corks, sharpie (any colour you like), bamboo skewers, drill, plant trimmer
- Draw your design on the cork
- Carefully drill into the bottom of each cork
- Trim the skewers to the desired length
- Insert skewer into hole you drilled – it should be a tight fit
What do you think of these ideas – good excuse to drink more wine? Will you try any of these suggestions? Share with us below.