13 New Ways to Get Creative With Wine Corks
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13 New Ways to Get Creative With Wine Corks

Ahh wine… is there any better way to celebrate the end of a hard week, a birthday or a random Tuesday night than with a glass of your favorite wine? And if you’re anything like us, you probably go through more bottles than you’d like to admit which means you have plenty of corks laying around. Instead of discarding them, why not put them to good use with some creative projects? These 13 DIYs using corks will give you another reason to pop open a bottle of wine (not that we need one!)

1. Wine Stoppers: Give your wine bottles the rock star treatment with these glitzy stoppers. Display them at your next party or add them to the bag the next time you gift someone a bottle of wine. (via Brit + Co)

2. Upcycled Wine Cork Pendants: Who knew corks could make such cute jewelry? Paint them in your favorite colors, or stamp on sweet little images and words. (via Fiskars)

3. Wine Cork Stamps: So simple but with so much potential. Cut little shapes and letters out of the cork to make stamps that you can use to personalize all your gifts, cards and party favors. (via Brit + Co)

4. DIY Wine Cork Sculpture: This is so much more than a DIY project, it’s art. This adorable giraffe sculpture is perfect for a kid’s room but also looks whimsical and modern on your bar or kitchen counter. (via Lil Blue Boo)

5. Wine Cork Trivet: Upgrade from those IKEA cork trivets you’ve had for years with this geometric shaped DIY. The pop of color on the outside is the perfect complement to the neutral shade of the corks. (via Crafty Nest)

6. Candlestick Photo Holders: Create a nostalgic tablescape for your next Thanksgiving dinner by using candlesticks and wine corks. What better way to celebrate family than to have pictures of all the generations displayed? (via One Charming Party)

7. Cork Art: Proof that one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure — all these corks that normally would have been thrown away are used to great dramatic, three dimensional wall art. (via Project Rowhouse)

8. Wine Cork Herb Markers: This is the ultimate craft for the un-crafty. Seriously, all you need to do is write on the names of the herbs and stick ’em on a skewer. Every herb garden needs these ASAP! (via Shine Your Light)

9. Knot Bottle Stopper: Every bottle deserves a fun bottle stopper, especially when they’re so easy to make. You can glue just about anything onto the wine cork, but we especially love these nautical themed sailor knots. (via A Subtle Revelry)

10. Cork Candles: We’re literally blown away by this little DIY! Soak a cork in acetone to create the most unique candle you will ever see. (via A Subtle Revelry)

11. Wine Cork Magnet Planter: There are so many things to love about this project: It’s a magnet, it’s a planter and it’s also the most precious mini size ever! (via It All Started With Paint)

12. Cork Screwed Flowers: Spring may be long gone, but that doesn’t mean your bar cart can’t be permanently infused with the spirit of spring. Top your wine corks with an assortment of flowers in different sizes and colors to create a garden-like effect. (via A Subtle Revelry)

13. State-Shaped Wall Art: Celebrate your roots with this cork wall art shaped like your favorite state. Feel free to make multiple of them to celebrate all the places that are special to you. (via Brit + Co)

Which of these projects has inspired you to save your corks (and drink more wine!)? Tell us in the comments below