People love wine.....
People drink a lot of wine......
But once the wine is gone, what could you do to reuse and recycle the corks that come with the wine?
There are so many cool project ideas for recycling and reusing wine corks on the interwebs. We've put together a list of our favorite DIY wine cork projects, as well as linked to the source so you can go check out the tutorial if you'd like.
Enjoy the list!
#1 Wine Cork Candles
This project may go down in history as the easiest way to use a wine cork. According to Victoria, from "A Subtle Revery", there are only two steps to making cork candles. What a neat idea for a candlelight dinner with that special someone!
#2 Wine Cork Wall Art
Molly, at CraftCuts.com finds that using the purple end of the cork adds a nice touch.
She recommends that you use big wall art so that corks don't overwhelm the art. Have fun with this project.
#3 Wine Cork Bath Mat
Crafty Nest gets all the credit for this cool bath mat. Using only 3 materials, this is sure to be a winner.
This bath mat was inspired by a bamboo bath mat, but why purchase one when you can repurpose the wine corks you have been saving for a project such as this?
#4 Wine Cork Cheese Knife Handles
Since most people normally throw away wine corks, this is a brilliant way to repurpose them. Yarni Gras decided to try this himself, and found that it was easy cheesy to make these cute handles for his cheese knives.
#5 Wine Cork Key Chains
At "Do It Yourself Ideas", this easy project would make a great gift for a friend or loved one. Try it out and see what you think. You could always add beads and other enhancements.
#6 Wine Cork Place Holders
Whether for a formal wedding or a casual party at the house, this project is sure to get some comments. What a cute idea!
#7 Wine Cork Christmas Wreath
If you start during the holidays, around Christmas, collecting wine corks, by next Christmas you may just have enough to make this adorable wreath as a gift for someone or to hang on your front door as a "Welcome."
#8 DIY Wine Cork Coasters
Girls' Night out, anyone? Mason Belle shows you with only 3 materials how to make this great wine coaster!
You can find step-by-step instructions here.
#9 DIY Wine Glass Charms
Camilla Fabbri and her friend decided that they would take a "necessary evil" - wine charms, and make something cute and very inexpensive. These DIY wine charms made out of recycled corks, are sure to be a hit at your next party. See how to make them here.
#10 Wine Cork Tacks
The Wooden Bee has tons of cool craft ideas with upcycled materials, one of which is this idea to upcycle wine corks and make them into tacks. Check out how to make a variety of different wine-cork tacks by seeing how to do it here.
#11 Wine Cork Dresser
Ashley blogs about how obsessed she is with crafting. She locates bargain deals from Craigslist and anywhere else she can. One of her recent finds scored big into turning this red and blue dresser into the wine-cork covered dresser you see here. Check out how she did it here.
#12 Wine Cork Sculpture
Ashley Hackshaw, AKA Lil Blue Boo, is pretty much a creative genius. She is seriously talented. She has taken some newspaper, wire coat hangers and all of her used wine corks and created this spectacular sculpture. Check out how she did this!
#13 Wine Cork Stamps
#14 Wine Cork Jewelry Organizer
#15 Wine Cork Bulletin Board
Alright, so now you have no reason to throw your old wine corks away, as you have plenty of creative, practical, cheap ideas for how to reuse them rather than having them take up landfill space. Go for it!