Wine Corks Upcycling
I’ve been thinking about all of these upcycling projects I’ve been doing lately and realized something: I sure upcycle a lot of wine corks.
It’s not that I’m a heavy drinker or anything, but I think it’s one of those items we all have stashed in a drawer or bowl somewhere that we’re not quite sure what to do with it. It’s like the broken computer in the closet; you can’t just throw it away and nobody wants to take a busted PC, so it sits there, lurking.
Anyway, here are some wine corks upcycling projects including a peek at one from the forthcoming Upcycling book.
First up: wine cork trivets. Just buy a hose clamp at the hardware store, fill with wine corks, tighten with screwdriver. That’s it.
How about just slicing into the top of a champagne cork and slipping in a paint chip? Then write whatever you want on the paint chip, like ID’ing items on a buffet, placemarkers or table assignments for a wedding.
Or, fill a shadwbox with hundreds of corks upright and use it as a bath mat. Yes, folks…it really, truly works.
Here’s a tip: If you need hundreds of corks, don’t go on a Betty Ford-worthy binge: instead, ask a local restaurant or bar to save them for you. They collect SO MANY corks on a busy weekend that you’ll have plenty in no time.
What are your ideas for upcycling wine corks?