With this list, you will never run out of ideas of what to do with all that wine cork you’ve kept over the years. Craft them into wine charms, use them as doorstops, or as mulch for your garden. If you still have a lot left over after running through the list, hold a BBQ party every week for the rest of the year and use the wine corks as firestarter. But if you have become addicted to crafting and have run out of wine corks, well…. 😉 (psssttt… remember to stay reasonable and within limits).
Below are a list of 26
- Make Keychains Out Of Wine Corks
- Make Fridge Magnets Out Of Wine Corks
- Make Thumbtacks Out Of Wine Corks
- Make Placecard Holders Out Of Wine Corks
- Make Garden Markers Out Of Wine Corks
- Make A Pinboard / Bulletin Board Out Of Wine Corks
- Make A Bathmat Out Of Wine Corks
- Make A Wreath Out Of Wine Corks
- Make Coasters Out Of Wine Corks
- Make A Trivet/Hot Pad Out Of Wine Corks
- Make Pin Cushions Out Of Wine Corks
- Make Stamp Out Of Wine Corks
- Make Drawer Knobs/Pulls Out Of Wine Corks
- Make A Chess Set Out Of Wine Corks
- Make A Furniture/Felt Pad Out Of Wine Corks
- Use Wine Corks As Firestarter
- Make Christmas Ornaments Out Of Wine Corks
- Make A Curtain Out Of Wine Corks
- Make Bag Clips Out Of Wine Corks
- Make Mulch Out Of Wine Corks
- Clean Carbon Steel Knives Out With Wine Corks
- Use Wine Corks As Sanding Block
- Make A Door Stop Out Of Wine Cork
- Safeguard Pointed Tools (Drill Stops) With Wine Corks
- Make Wine Charms Out Of Wine Corks
- Make A Boat Out Of Wine Corks
To make one, all you need is a wine cork, a screw eye, and a keychain ring. Best souvenier gift for friends and acquaintances after coming back from vacation in a wine city.
You will need a cork, magnets (you can even recycle your old ones), hot glue and a hot glue gun.
Drill a big enough hole in the cork for your thumbtack, hot glue the bottom of the hole and slide the thumbtack into the cork.
Using a sharp knife, slice off the rounded edge of one side of each cork in order to create a flat surface. On the opposite side of each cork, carefully slice a straight, narrow line.
All you need is a wooden skewer and a garden of herbs.
Have enough half corks to fit into your chosen frame size and start hot gluing the corks down. Once dry, decorate the edges with driftwood or whatever you like. You can also glue a long line of corks to a yardstick to make a vertical cork board.
Any casing would do but you are more likely to find a shadow box that will fit the height of a regular wine cork. All you need to do is fill the shadow box with hundreds of corks upright to make a bathmat.
All you need to do is hot glue the corks to a regular straw wreath.
Cut 4 wine corks in half and hot glue them to a square cork board.
All you need to do is find a big enough frame and hot glue whole corks to it. Look out for one the next time you are at a yard sale.
Glue 9 corks together, side by side, to a base like a jar lid.
You will need an exacto knife for carving out the shape of the cork stamp and someone special to send creatively decorated love letters to.
Although a champagne cork is more suitable, a wine cork will do. Just unscrew the current drawer knob/pull and firmly twist the cork into the protruding screw until it is all the way in. Use a screwdriver at the other end of the screw to stabilize it while you are twisting in the cork.
All you need is a weekend and an exacto knife to carve out a complete chess set out of wine corks. Glue coins at the base to give the pieces some weight.
Hot glue a thin piece of sliced off wine cork to the bottom of chairs and tables to stabilize them and protect your floor from scratches. You can also use them behind wall frames to protect your wall. A great alternative to felt pads.
Fill a jar with isopropyl alcohol and throw in a few wine corks to soak overnight before using it. Perfect for camping trips.
There are just so many kinds of Christmas decorations you can make with a wine cork. You can make snow, stars, candies, snowmen, angels, reindeers, or even a mini Christmas tree.
String the corks together by using a needle and heavy string. Alternate between beads for a more colourful arrangement. Then tie the end of strings to ½ inch spaced nails at the top of the doorway.
Super simple, easy to make clip that you can use on chips, oats, bread, etc.
Use a food processor to grind up the corks to make mulch.
With soapy water and an abrasive cleaner, you can use wine corks as a scrubber to safely clean your carbon knives.
To sand curves on a piece of furniture easier, try wrapping the sandpaper around a cork. The rounded shape will make it easier to control the paper around the curves with less effort.
All you need to do is screw all the way through the cork. If the cork is too long, cut to match the screwing depth of wall.
Protect the tips of pointed tools with a cork.
Cut corks to less than ½ inch thick, poke a hole near the top and put a 1″ thick hoop earring finding through to make a wine charm.
The perfect project for a wine alcoholic. John Pollack did it with 165,321 corks!
Before cutting corks boil them in water for around 10 minutes. This will stop them from crumbling or cracking when you cut or carve into them.
For a better grip when cutting the cork, hold it down with a binder clip.