You drink wine a lot and have a stash of popped wine corks that you’re not sure what to do with? I’m here to help… not in the drinking problem but in giving you some creative usages for all the wine plugs! So I ventured all over the internet to find some useful ideas on how to transform all the corks into some interesting piece of art or/and some functional home creation and here are the top 10 ideas I found:
1- Wine coasters and trivets
I found this idea super interesting to recycle and re-use corks in a wine related situation! But be careful to cut them on a same level to avoid a wine spilling disaster.
2- Wine cork bathmat
A cork bathmat is so soft at touch and can transform your bathroom. It is water friendly and can last for a while.
3- Cork board
Boards are great ideas because you can use them to pin all your ideas and important papers you don’t want to lose. Add corks to an old mirror frame for an interesting twist.
4- Cork decorative letters
Letters made from wine corks can add a cool feel to your living space. Stick to one letter and don’t overdo it.
5- Cheese knives
Nothing connects with cheese better than wine so why not upgrade your cheese knives!
6- Cork stools
If you have enough corks to make a cork stool you’re an alcoholic!
You can glue the corks on an old bucket or any stool structure to make the end result looks like a stool made of pilling of corks.
7- Cork decorative elements
Any shape, any form, with just a glue gun you can go wild.
8- Cork wall cladding
YES wall cladding! Why stick to boring tiles while you can go crazy with corks on your wall. Choose a small part of a wall and don’t do a full room made of corks… it will look weird and unattractive.
9- Cork lighting
Dress up any plain lampshade with corks and feel the difference or create a fun lighting fixture with corks.
10- Cork Armchair
Now this last pick is for the heavy drinker!
If you’re aiming to create this armchair and achieve this masterpiece, you need to either drink a lot or get help from your friends, relatives and neighbors.
So next time someone asks why are you drinking that much wine? You can easily answer: “I’m collecting corks for a DIY project” 😉
Happy Venture & Cheers!