25 Things You Can DIY With Corks
Time to drink more wine! These easy upcycling projects will make sure your corks don’t go to waste.
Draw a motif on the end of your cork, then cut out around it, about a 1/4” deep. Slowly, steadily, and carefully! As shown here.
2. Thread Spool Corks
Attach corks all over a straw wreath using hot glue. Start with a flat layer, then add some slanted corks on top. Check out this blog post for all the details.
4. Magnetic Cork Planters
Hollow out a cork, stick a magnet on the back, plant it with some dirt and a tiny succulent, and voilà! Here’s how.
5. Cork Ball
6. Key Chains
8. Cork Letter
9. Placecard Holders
Super easy to make — just glue together wine corks with super glue until you have the desired size, like this crafter.
12. Plant Marker
Write a plant name onto the cork, drill a hole, insert a bamboo skewer, and stick it in the dirt. Find the tutorial here.
13. Cheese Knives
14. Cork Candles
Stick these candle toppers into old bottles for awesome and easy dinner party decor.
15. Cork Candle Votives
16. Simple Cork Necklace
Some simple jewelry hardware can turn corks into neckwear. Get inspired by this blog.
17. Embroidered Cork Necklace
Or if you’re feeling ambitious, cut corks into little disks, embroider around the edges, and attach with a felt backing to create a colorful necklace. Check out these step-by-step directions.
18. Wine Corkboard
19. Champagne Cork Knobs
Replace knobs with champagne corks to add some character to your home decor. All the steps can be found here.
20. Wine Charms
Cut wine corks into little slivers, make a hole with a nail, stencil on letters or numbers, thread a wire hoop through your cork, and you’re ready for cocktail hour. This tutorial will come in handy.
Use hot glue to cover an old lampshade with corks. Follow these step-by-step directions.
22. Fridge Magnets
23. Animal Sculptures
Bend clothing hangers into the shape of an animal, wrap the frame with newspaper, then use hot glue to cover it with corks. Check out this easy tutorial.