Cork; natural, sustainable and perfect for crafts. If you drink a lot of wine, chances are you have a lot of cork stoppers lying around. It can be a shame to throw them away when so many crafty and creative ideas are out there. At the minimum you can throw them in a big bowl for decoration. If you’re like me, that bowl can fill up pretty quick. Pretty soon you have giant bowls of cork as “decoration” in every room. What now? Last month I wrote about creative uses for wine bottles and planned this tandem piece for corks. While others have gone down this road before, I hope you discover something new here.
- If you like this post, you’ll love “7 Creative Uses to Recycle Wine Bottles”
More creative cork ideas from Wine Harlots “Put a Cork In It – 16 Part Series”
Here are 7 creative uses for cork stoppers. I would love to hear of anything fun that you do. Please share in the comments if you’ve done any of these or if you have other inspiring ideas to share with the readers here. Not only is it hip to go ‘green,’ cork can make for an elegant decoration.
Decorative Vase Filler
One of the easiest but classy uses for used wine corks is to use them as fillers in vases, decorative glass bowls and even as “mulch” in a planter.
Frames, Art, and Corkboards
A frame, a little glue and a lot of wine can make creative art pieces. I like the use of the chalk board on the piece below. You can pin your memories and add a personalized message.
Trivets and Trays
Cork makes for a fun more personalized serving tray or hot plate trivet.
Let The Light Shine
Use a mold to help shape your illumination creation. Creates a unique light pattern across the room.
Have a Very Merry Wino Christmas
A creative use of wine corks and beads can make for a fun Christmas tree ornament. For even more fun, drink a few bottles and then see if you can still make the decorations.
Sign Sign Everywhere a Sign
A simple, yet elegant way to say, “you are here” is with cork sign holders. Simple to create and classy in their look.
I’ve seen cork used as countertop, wall tile, bar tile, and even entire chairs made of cork. This creations would add a touch of wine appeal to any room.
I wonder if it is comfortable?