Anna is back! She’s the DIY guru over at Bargainmoose.ca, and she’s once again come up with some pretty nifty ways to use up leftover household items. This time, it’s all about wine corks! And since we all know that the amount of wine we consume is in direct relation to the age of our kids (and how many more reasons they give us to drink), I’d say you’ve got a few of these hanging around your kitchen :)
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Without further ado, she gives us…
1. Wine Cork Boards
The most simple thing to do with your leftover wine corks is to make a cork board. The board has many uses, from a simple board to pin papers and notes to, or even a jewellery hanger. There’s a pretty good tutorial for this on Howstuffworks. However, you can deviate from the tutorial by arranging the corks in many different patterns, or even putting the corks in a stunning frame, as you can see in the image above from 4EyesAndEars.
Making letters or initials out of wine corks can make a really nice point of interest for a wall. Here at Diyswensonstyle, you can see how the finished craft should look. These would be a great idea to spell out a name in a child’s nursery. You could even go one step further and paint each cork in different colours, making a visually stunning piece. (Image credit to Hmhdesigns)
Here on Thepartydress, they’ve come up with a novel idea for a hanging decoration, a sphere made from the leftover wine corks. As they say, it could make a really great idea as a decoration for your cocktail party! It’s a simple polystyrene ball, and loads of corks. :)
Over on Twotwenty-one.com, Chelsea has made a funky candle holder. While this one isn’t as much a craft, it’s more of a cute display method for the leftover wine corks – it still looks great.
If you’re a bit more creatively inclined, you could even construct sculptures or toys from the leftover wine corks. There’s a great example of this here on Lilblueboo where they’ve made a wine cork sculpture in the shape of a giraffe! It’s a mish-mash of wire hangers, duct tape, glue and corks. Looks super!
Have you seen any other good tutorials or ideas of things to do with leftover wine corks?