20 Things You Can DIY With Corks
Big wine drinker? Have old cork coasters lying around? what to do with leftover wine corks? Well, Looking for ingenious ways to use all those wine corks lying around? Looking for ways to spice up your home decor with simple champagne or wine corks but haven’t the foggiest on where to start? Here, we have compiled a list of 10 things you can do with corks. These ideas are relatively simple to execute and can be a fun family project. Who knew something so simple can be so versatile!
1. Cork Magnets
2. Drawer Knobs
Gather up some champagne corks, screws, and a screw driver. Remove existing drawer knobs and replace them with your pointed screws. Hold a screw in place with a screwdriver. Next, firmly press a champagne cork against the screw and twist in a clockwise motion. Do the same for all the drawers. Your new drawer knobs are ready.
You’ll need to gather up some potting soil, a puncher, paring knife, magnets and tiny succulents. Cut a hollow shape in the center of each cork. Attach magnets into each cork by pushing hard. Next, fill the hollow hole with soil and then place a tiny succulent inside each one. Add a few drops of water and attach the planters to a metal surface.
4. Jewelry Frame
Looking for ways to arrange your jewelry neatly? All you need is a frame that you like. Paint it. Cut out corks in long circular sizes and fuse into the frame. If you want to personalize it some more, you can wrap the corks in your favorite fabric.
All you need are cork tiles, white paint and brush, painter’s tape, and picture hanging strips. Apply the tape to the corks and proceed to make stripes. Next, arrange tiles in a pattern and then start painting. Finally, remove the tape and there you have it.
6. Mouse pad
All you have to do is cut cork to size then bond them together on top of a piece of thick cork paper. It’s better to keep it simple but you can design any shape you wish.
7. Cork Wall
Have you been looking for ways to spice up your kitchen? Is your kitchen backsplash too ordinary? Well no more. All you need is a piece of wood cut out to the exact size of the area you wish to cover up. Next, start gluing half-cut corks onto piece of wood until every inch is covered. You can opt to either try a pattern design or simply fasten them in a row formation. When the wood is completely covered, attach it to the wall and voila!
8. Pencil Holder
10. Cork Stamps
Why not make cute and unique stamps with your corks? All you’ll need is a good knife, a sharpie and a bunch of corks. Next, draw whatever design you want and then simply cut around it and slowly chip away any excess wood. Use ink and fill in your designs and voila!
11. Wine Cork BathMat
Have you been trying to find cheap and fun ways to decorate your bathroom? Why not give it a new mat using nothing but all the wine corks you’ve saved over time? A little more involved, but the end result is a slip-resistant, comfortable mat you can strut onto after a good shower. To make this mat, you’ll need to gather tons of wine corks, a hot-glue gun, a ruler, a sharp knife, sand paper, and a non-adhesive shelf liner. Cut each cork in half and arrange these halves in a long rectangle. Cut a shelf liner to size and then glue rows of corks on top of the liner, one by one. Start off with the frame and work your way inwards until your mat is complete and you’ve got a creative bathmat on the cheap..
12. Tassel Cat toy
Want to get your little kitten to stop attacking your feet? Or need to inspire some life into your slightly too lazy old Tabby? Homemade cork toys like this are a cheap solution. This one just involves threading shoelaces through some corks, but you can also hollow out the center of the cork and stuff it with catnip. And then watch Mr. Fluffy go nuts.
13. Sewing Pin Cushion
Maybe the easiest DIY cork project we’ve found. If you’re a sewer, or just have a lot of loose pins that need wrangling, all you have to do is glue some corks to a surface (the guy here uses a jar lid). Make sure they’re secure, and then stick it with pins to your heart’s content.
14. Corks Paint tool
Wine corks can be used to paint with. Not only does this make things easier for small hands and reduce mess, but they create lovely patterns too.
15. Wine cork Christmas decorations
Although it may not be the season for such decorations right now, give it a few months and you’ll be glad you saved all those wine corks.
They’re a lovely addition to any house come Christmas time, and so simple to make too.
16. DIY wine cork toy boats
It’s a great craft to make as a family – the process is almost as fun as the playing! These amazing uses for wine corks just keep getting better and better.
Gather some cans, spray-paint corks, adhesive and some pins. Wash out the can and paint inside and outside of each can. Cut corks in halves and then wrap them around the outside using glue. Hold in place then proceed to fill each vase with flowers or use them to store other items.
18. Key Chain
This is actually quite simple to achieve. All you’ll need are wine corks and some keychain rings. Simply screw your keychain ring into a cork and that’s about it. If you wish to personalize your keychain, you can opt to draw on them.
19. Cork Trivet
Using superglue and a lot of corks, start by gluing 3 corks together and continue gluing more corks until you have a circular shape. Once you’ve achieved your desired size, let it sit and dry.
20. Gorgeous Name Cards
You’ll be glad you did – wine corks make wonderful place card holders. If you want to keep it easy, simply cut a slit in the cork and place the name card inside.
Or, if you want to go all out, add faux flowers, berries and leaves like Muslin & Merlot. Your guest will be so impressed!
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