DIY corks

Upcycling, Pen Holder, Bulletin Board

On the lookout for ingenious ways to use those wine corks lying about? On the lookout for ways to spice up your home decor with simple champagne or wine corks but have not 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.

  1. Vases
    Collect a headset, spray-paint corks, adhesive and a few pins. Wash the paint and can inside and out of each can. Cut corks in halves and then wrap them around the exterior using glue. Hold in position then proceed to fill every vase with flowers or use them to store other items. Key Chain
    This is in fact 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 would like to personalize your keychain, you can elect to draw on them. Cork Trivet
    With superglue and a great deal of corks, start by gluing 3 corks together and continue gluing more corks till you have a circular shape. Once you’ve achieved your desired size, let it sit and dry.
  2. Plant Markers
    Prepare some wine corks, a drill, a permanent marker, and some bamboo skewers. Next, carefully drill in the bottom of each cork and insert your bamboo skewers into place.
  3. Cheese Knives
    You’ll need different cork shapes and sizes, a fantastic crafts knife, and your cheese knives. First off, remove the handles from your cheese knives. Next, use a crafts knife to make a small opening to be utilized by every knife shape. Then wedge the knives into this slot and that’s it. You’ll have a unique and beautiful cheese knife set and your guests will enjoy them also.
  4. Bath Mat
    Have you been trying to find fun and cheap ways to decorate your bathroom? Why not give it a fresh mat using nothing but all the wine corks you have saved over time? To make this mat, you will 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 a shelf liner to size and then glue rows of corks in addition to the liner, one by one. Start off with the framework and work your way inwards until your mat is complete.
  5. Coasters
    Collect your corks, a pocket knife, sand paper, and thin cork paper circles. Cut all of the corks in half lengthwise then, attach them to the paper circle. Cut off all excess cork and then sand down the edges. Make as many as you wish with this fun and practical project.
  6. Decorative Cork Balls
    This DIY is somewhat more complicated than the rest. You will want wine corks, brown oil dye, a glue gun and a Styrofoam ball. Apply the dye into the Styrofoam ball and let it sit to dry. Apply glue to one end of a cork and set it on the Styrofoam ball. Hold it until it sticks and repeat the procedure until the Styrofoam ball is coated in corks. Place Card Holders
    You’ll need a knife, corks, paper cutter, a pen, and card stock. Slice a cork in half lengthwise, then cut a small opening down the middle. Place a card into the slot and then place these card holders round your table/s.
  7. Corkboard
    All you need are tons of corks, a mirror, knife, and hot glue. Take the mirror and remove the glass. Apply dye on the exterior of your frame uising your preferred color. Insert some cardboard in the empty area and then cover the whole area with half-cut corks. If you want a better and one of a kind design, stick these half-cut corks into a zigzag pattern and cut off any extra corks. Leave to dry.

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