Ideas For What To Do With Wine Corks

Do you have a craft worthy amount of  wine corks?  If you’re wondering what to do with wine corks, you’re in the perfect judgement free zone!  Easy DIY wine cork projects will solve all of your too many wine corks problem without having to toss them. Whether the corks are from special occasions or just a stash of happy hour bottles, there are many ways to craft and decorate with your wine corks. Gone are the days when the corks pile up in a junk drawer! I am going to be sharing three different do it yourself projects with formerly working wine corks. I’ve personally tried them all and they’re easy. 

If you’d rather see what to do with wine corks, rather than read about it first, definitely watch this video!  I was on Your Life Arizona showing off how to do all of the DIY wine cork crafts.  All wine corks were collected over years by myself and my sister in law.  Glad we had them for this segment, but know if you’re not into wine, you can always purchase in bulk from the craft store.  We obviously had a good time collecting these!  Oh, and champagne corks are great as well.


Wine Cork Succulent Magnets

Plastic Succulent in a Wine Cork MagnetWho doesn’t love an easy DIY craft that incorporates succulents?  These adorable magnets are stylish and practical.  You can use real succulents or if you’re like me and keep even keep a cactus alive, there’s always the plastic version. It’s easiest if you use a drill on the top of the cork to make a hole halfway down and then use a small, but sharp knife to dig out more of the cork.  A strong magnet can be adhered to the side of the cork with a glue gun. Next, you can either push the stem of an artificial succulent in the hole or fill with dirt and use real succulent clippings.  You’ll only need to water a few drops once a week!




State Trivets From Wine Corks

Arizona Wine Cork Trivet

The trivet of red wine corks in the state of Arizona is much easier than it looks.  Here’s probably a good time to point out that there are many other state outlines available on-line to print out. While I love all things Arizona, I get the odds are high you may have another favorite state.  Once you print out a paper with the state, you can begin to start arranging the corks to fit.  At first, just stand them up on the paper to figure out how many corks you’ll need.  When you see that you need to make some cuts, carefully use a serrated knife to cut the corks into the right size. 

Next, heat up a small glue gun and begin to see your state take shape.  You can use all red wine corks or mix it up.  To finish it off you can paint on a small design near your hometown or iconic city.  Acrylic paint or even nail polish are perfect for this detail.  Or, if you’re super talented you can paint whatever you’d like all over your trivet.  You can modify this project into coasters by CAREFULLY cutting horizontally after the glue dries. 

Easy Wine Cork Chip Clips

Wine Cork Chip ClipEasy DIY wine cork projects can be super practical too. With one slice of a cork, you can have a chip clip that works easily.  Use a serrated knife to cut halfway down and then pry open a bit and slip over your open chip bag.  So easy to do!  If you want to kick it up a notch, just add an embellishment like wrapping a crystal wire around it or glue on a crystal. You’ll never have to pay for chip clips again if you’re a wine lover.  If you already have enough of your corks in a bowl or vase on display, taking a few out to keep your snacks fresh is perfect! Now, open another bottle and refill your display bowl. 





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Refrigerator magnets made from wine corks and succulents


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