But what tools will you need to complete one of these projects? An X-Acto Knife and hot glue gun will be needed for most, and sandpaper can come in handy when working with rough corks.
If you have an abundance of corks lying around, this might be the right project for you. Simply cut them in half and arrange them on a nonslip mat, or a shelf liner, and adhere them with a hot glue gun.
You’ll want the corks to be as close to the same size as possible for this one. Use sandpaper to smooth out any jagged ends.
Upgrade your hot pads with wine corks! These can be made as big or small as you’d like. Just determine your shape and hot glue them together. Easy-peasy.
If you want, you can add a border of solid wood for a more refined look, or you can go without it for more of a rustic vibe.
Slice them half way through to hold name cards and put two little feet on the bottom with your trusty glue gun. These will keep the holders from rolling over. You can also use flat thumb tacks to keep them steady.
No tacks lying around? Did you run out of glue sticks? No problem! Just cut the corks in half, then cut a slit through the rounded side for the name card. Ta-da!
These look best in frames, big or small. You don’t even have to take the glass out! Just use your glue gun to arrange the corks within the frame. Cut them in half if you’d like, or use whole corks.
If you’re looking to provide some variety in your cork projects, you can paint your bulletin board any way you’d like. Get creative and have fun!
For your wine glasses, of course… or for some warm mead.
There are a few ways to make these, but one great way if you don’t have a lot of corks to work with. Cut a few corks in half, lay them out into your preferred design, then hot glue them together.
These are very easy and the perfect complement to your wine themed kitchen. Just cut the corks in half and hot glue a magnet strip or circle to the flat side. They’re stylish and look awfully classy!
Now that you’re ready to add these nifty DIY wine cork crafts around the home, you might be wondering just how long it’ll take you to save up enough corks.
If you don’t have enough corks handy to complete the project you’re looking to do, you can buy them online. They often come in quantities between 50 and 250. Sometimes 500! So go and get started with the smaller ones and save the bulletin board and bathmat for when your order comes in.
Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.