Looking for ingenious ways to use all those wine corks lying about? Looking for ways to liven up your home decor with simple champagne or wine corks but haven’t the foggiest on where to begin? Here, we’ve compiled a list of 10 things you can do with corks. These ideas are relatively simple to execute and can be a fun family project.
Gather some cans, spray-paint corks, adhesive and some pins. Wash out the paint and can inside and out of each can. Cut corks in halves and then wrap them around the outside using adhesive. Hold in place then proceed to fill each vase with flowers or use them to store other items. Key Chain
This is in fact quite simple to achieve. All you will need are wine corks and some keychain rings. Simply screw your keychain ring into a cork and that’s about it. If you wish to personalize your keychain, you can opt to draw them. Cork Trivet
Using superglue and a great deal of corks, begin by gluing 3 corks together and keep gluing more corks until you have a round shape. As soon as you’ve attained your desired size, let it sit and dry.
- Plant Markers
Prepare some wine corks, a drill, a permanent marker, and some bamboo skewers. Next, carefully drill into the bottom of each cork and insert your bamboo skewers into place.
- Cheese Knives
You’ll need different cork shapes and sizes, a fantastic crafts knife, and your cheese knives. First off, remove the handles from your cheese knives. Then use a crafts knife to make a small opening to be utilized by every knife form. Then wedge the knives into this slot and that’s it. You’ll have a special and gorgeous cheese knife set and your guests will enjoy them also.
- Bath Mat
Have you been trying to find fun and cheap ways to decorate your bathroom? Why not give it a fresh mat using nothing but all the wine corks you’ve saved over time? To make this mat, you will need to gather a great deal of wine corks, a hot-glue gun, a ruler, a sharp knife, sand paper, and a non-adhesive shelf liner. Cut a shelf liner to size and then glue rows of corks on top of the liner, one by one. Start off with the frame and work your way inwards until your mat is complete.
Collect your corks, a pocket knife, sand paper, and thin cork paper circles. Cut all of the corks in half lengthwise then, attach them to the paper circle. Cut off all surplus cork and then sand down the edges. Decorative Cork Balls
This DIY is a bit more complex than the rest. You will want wine corks, brown oil dye, a glue gun and a Styrofoam ball. Apply the dye to the Styrofoam ball and let it sit . Apply glue to one end of a cork and place it on the Styrofoam ball. Hold it until it sticks and repeat the process until the Styrofoam ball is covered in corks. Place Card Holders
You’ll require a knife, corks, paper cutter, a pen, and card stock. Cut card stock to size and then hand write all guest’s names on each card. Slice a cork in half lengthwise, then cut a small opening down the middle. Place a card into the slot and place these card holders around your table/s.
All you want are tons of corks, a mirror, knife, and hot glue. Take the mirror and remove the glass. Apply dye on the exterior of your framework uising your preferred colour. Insert some cardboard in the empty area and then cover the entire area with half-cut corks. If you desire a better and unique design, stick these half-cut corks to a zigzag pattern and cut off any excess corks. Leave to dry.