Ever wonder what to do with all of those wine corks? Being a wine enthusiast myself, I thought there had to be a better way than just tossing the old corks out. I did a little research and found out a bunch of awesome things we could all do with them! Corks are derived from the Cork Oak Tree. Corks can be reused for so many projects, so why waste them?
-Hot glue gun
-Fabric for a bow
*Glue corks to wreath, staggering them as you go. Continue all the way around wreath. Tie a bow around the florist’s wire and attach to the wreath.
-Glass candle holder
-Candle for center
*Clean your empty vase well.
*Place candle into your glass candle holder.
*Place candle in the center of the vase.
*Proceed to fill corks in all the way around, leaving some space at the top.
-Small wooden beam
*Use the needle to string the corks. Alternate between beads and corks for a beautiful arrangement.
*Hammer nails into wooden beam 1/2 inch apart, leaving nail head sticking out halfway.
*Wrap excess string at end of bead chain around the protruding nail and tie off.
*Hammer the nail the rest of the way in.
*Repeat until finished!
-Any kind of base board (matte, foam board, etc.)
*Simply hot glue the corks onto whatever base you choose.
*Let dry before hanging on wall.
*Use push pins to hang up little notes!
Place Card Holder:
*Flatten one edge of the cork by sanding it down
*Use a razor blade to cut an even and thin notch through the rounded side of the cork
*Add a name tag and you’re done!
*Cut a paper clip in half and shove both ends into the cork
*Use an ornament holder to hang on tree
*Arrange corks however you see fit
*Glue together as you place them next to each other
*Put a decorative bow around arrangement and glue, securing ribbon.
-Jewels or gemstones
*Cut cork into think slices
*Paint the corks, glue on jewels, it is up to you!
*Fasten corks by drilling a small hole in each end of the cork. Bring together with rings
*Break the old necklace in half and attach each end to the small loops
Check out this AWESOME cork window display I saw in an Anthropologie window that inspired this blog: