After finishing a bottle of wine, you may not know what to do with the cork. While you could just throw it away, it may seem a little wasteful. Luckily, there are many projects that you can do with your wine corks to give them a second chance at life, including:
- Stamps – draw a simple design, such as a heart, on one end of the cork. Use a sharp knife to cut around the design, about ¼” deep. Press the design on an ink pad, and stamp away!
- Magnetic planters – glue a magnet on the back of the cork and hollow out one end. Put a small amount of dirt in the hole, add in a tiny succulent, and start enjoying your refrigerator garden!
- Coasters – cut a few corks in half lengthwise, and glue them to a circular cork sheet, flat side down. Flip over the coaster, and cut away the excess corks. Sand down the edges, and never worry about drink rings on your table again!
- Trivet – one of the easiest crafts you can make. Simply glue together wine corks on the sides until you have a trivet of the right size. Just make sure that the glue is completely dry before you put any hot pans on it.
- Journaling – each time you open a bottle of wine, write down the date, location, and who you enjoyed it with. Fill up a decorative jar as a way to commemorate your special nights.
- Wine charms – never lose your wine glass again at a party. Cut the corks into small slivers, make a hole on one side with a nail, and thread a wire hoop through the hole. You can decorate the cork with numbers or letters, and then simply wrap the wire around your glass stem.
All of us at Jack Stone Insurance Agency, serving Brentwood and Antioch, California areas, would like to encourage you to try out these unique wine cork art projects!