5 DIY Ideas to Use Your Wine Corks
Wine bottles can be works of art, with elegantly curved shapes or elaborately illustrated labels. The artsy side of wine also includes wine corks—often stamped with distinctive numbers and unique symbols. Some corks may conjure memories for you, marking special meals, holidays, or occasions. Keeping them is like keeping a photograph or another souvenir of a special day. Put them to use with these DIY-friendly projects. Bonus: Keeping your corks is an Earth Day-friendly way to recycle what otherwise would end up in the trash.
Collect Corks in a Bowl
Find a pretty container and toss in wine corks. Make sure to write the event’s date and reason on the cork. Add the wine type as well, if not noted.
Display Wine Corks in a Shadow Box
Using crafts glue, attach a cork (or multiple corks) to the back of a shadow box. On the backing, note the occasion and the wine you sipped.
Create a Wine Cork Monogram
This craft is easier than it looks. Simply purchase an inexpensive metal or craft monogram. Use superglue to attach the corks to the letter. If desired, write details about each wine on the cork’s end.
Give Your Guests Wine Cork Place Card Holders
Glue three corks together. Cut a slit through two of the corks to hold a card. Or tuck the card into the gap between the first and second/third corks. If desired, wrap the corks with ribbon or twine.
Wine Corks Double as Succulent Planters
Succulents tend to be tiny and require little care. Wine corks provide a distinctive way to display a collection of these pretty growers. To make a planter, hollow out the center of a cork. Add a spoonful of dirt, and fill with the plant of your choosing.
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