50+ Things to Make From Wine Corks

by Johnnie Collier


50 plus #Crafts #DIY to make from #Upcycled #Recycled Wine Bottle Corks @savedbyloves

This week’s 50+ is all about wine bottle corks.  Did you know there are a ton of ways to repurpose corks?  I was surprised at all the different projects I encountered while compiling this round-up.  Between this and the wine bottle repurpose round-up from awhile back, no part of your wine purchase will go to waste!

50 plus #Crafts #DIY to make from #Upcycled #Recycled Wine Bottle Corks @savedbyloves

My friend Vivienne at The V Spot created a super cool piece of artwork, with a wine cork mat.  Go check out her detailed tutorial, and you are sure to see why her site is one of my very favorite places to be inspired.

50 plus #Crafts #DIY to make from #Upcycled #Recycled Wine Bottle Corks @savedbyloves

This trivet and coaster set from horizontally sliced wine corks would make a great Christmas gift set for the wine lover in your life.  Or anyone really.  I am not a wine person, and I would love to get this for Christmas.  Eco friendly, handmade and functional… yes please.

50 plus #Crafts #DIY to make from #Upcycled #Recycled Wine Bottle Corks @savedbyloves

Grab the kiddos and create some whimsical wine cork mushroom ornaments at Red Ted Art’s Blog.  These would be adorable on the Christmas tree, or as decor for a woodland creature themed party, don’t you think?  Anytime is a good time for cute mushrooms, I always say.

50 plus #Crafts #DIY to make from #Upcycled #Recycled Wine Bottle Corks @savedbyloves

Bespangled Jewelry put a unique twist on the DIY stamp, using wine corks for this mustache stamp tutorial.  I’ve seen potatoes, erasers and foam for DIY stamps, but this is a first for wine corks.  What a clever repurpose!

50 plus #Crafts #DIY to make from #Upcycled #Recycled Wine Bottle Corks @savedbyloves

At Simple City Style, I spied this wine cork placeholder.  I love the look, and while there is no tutorial, I think even the least crafty among us can crack this code.  Looks like you just cut what you want to be the bottom to create a flat surface.  Then make a slit across the top for the place card.

Check out these and several more cork upcycle projects and start hoarding those corks!



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1 Bespangled Jewelry November 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Awesome collection!! There are so many great ideas here – now I have no excuse not to keep saving my corks :) Thank you SO much for featuring my handcarved wine cork stamps among all these other fun projects!

~ Jessica

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2 malia December 3, 2012 at 1:16 am

Great round-up!

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3 Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage December 8, 2012 at 10:46 pm

You had me at wine! I could make every one of these projects with what I drink in one week!!!
Kelly

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4 Heather December 9, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Love this great roundup! I have a vase of corks and some tree limbs in them – they are great to work with, love the color and texture!

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5 Cheryl December 18, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I love this roundup too! So many good ideas and I have a stash of corks right now… Thanks for including the reindeer! Here is another silly one… the cork is buried under the sheep’s “fleece”: http://crackofdawncrafts.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweet-sheep-for-spring.html

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6 Mickey February 27, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Thank you for this. I always save the cork when I drink wine, thinking “someday, I will figure out something to make with these things.” Wonderful ideas!

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