Is your stash of wine corks overflowing? Here are some craft ideas to help put a dent in that cork collection.
It's been a little while since we talked about wine-related crafts around here, and until last week, my cork collection was as unweildy as ever. A neighbor popped by the other evening to ask if I had an spare corks for her son's craft project, and of course I was happy to hand them over! I wish I'd asked her what he was making.
Of course, that got me thinking about cork-related projects, and I thought I'd round some up over here, in case your cork stash runneth over.
1. Wino Corkboard
This is a cork project that I did a few years ago, and we're still using our handy wine cork board. The hooks at the bottom have been especially handy for stashing keys by the back door.
2. Cork Trivet
Kaferine DeNerve shows us how to make a reclaimed cork trivet using collected wine corks and salvaged pieces of board. The only other thing you need is lots of hot glue and optional felt for the bottom.
Have you ever made pinwheels with kids? It's pretty magical. I did this pinwheel project with the crafting class I teach at a local elementary school, and the kids loved it! They would ask me every week if I had more corks so that we could make pinwheels again.
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4. Cork Stamps
These strike me as more durable versions of those potato stamps you'd make in grade school. All you need to make the stamps pictured above are some corks, a pencil to draw your design, and an Exacto knife for cutting. If you're doing this with kids, you'll probably want to do the cutting part yourself.
Have you been doing any fun cork crafts? Share away in the comments!
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