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Creative Wine Cork Craft Ideas

Cheryl Mascarenhas
Are you a collector of wine corks? Well, this could be your opportunity to use it artistically. Here are some cool wine cork craft ideas that you can put to use.

Did You Know?

Only high quality bark of a mature cork oak tree is used to make stoppers for wine and champagne bottles.
Cork is produced mainly from the bark of a tree, which means the tree continues to live and grow for years. The manufacturing process ensures there is no damage to the environment, making the cork industry an environmentally friendly one. Cork is an impermeable material made from the bark tissue, harvested primarily from the Quercus suber or the Cork Oak.
Its elasticity combined with impermeability makes it a suitable material for wine and champagne bottle stoppers. Wine corks can either be made from a single piece of cork or composed of granular particles, also called agglomerated corks.
Wine corks can be used to fix wobbly chairs as well as to make interesting artifacts. When it comes to creatively using wine corks, there is no dearth of ideas that can be effectively implemented.

Crafty Ideas for Wine Corks

Cork Ombré Heart

Start with something as easy as painting wine corks in your favorite color. Use shades of your favorite color to achieve an ombré effect. Fix the cork onto a board using glue to form a heart.
Makes a perfect gift for Valentine's Day as well as birthdays. You can simply use hot glue to stick one cork to another to form a hanging heart.

Picture Me Perfect Frames

Convert an old picture frame into a wonderful work of art. Simply take the frame apart, create a pattern with the cork stoppers, and fix it onto the frame with hot glue. Voila, you now have a brand new picture frame ready.

Cork Figurines

Explore your creative side by trying your hand at sculpting a cork stopper. Use it to create amazing miniature sculptures ranging from gnomes, to cutesy Christmas angels.

Corky Dolls

Use a bit of wire to breathe life into wine corks. Create arms and feet for the lifeless cork stoppers to make them look interesting. Use these cork dolls to adorn your bar, and as table decoration to amuse your guests.

Cork Pawns

Here's your opportunity to create your own set of chess pawns. Simply cut the cork stopper to get a pawn. You can create the chess board using slit cork stoppers that are painted and glued together.

Miniature Plant Holders

Use your cork stoppers to contain mini-plants that can be given off as party favors. You can even use them to hold herb fronds or even lavender fronds when hosting a party.

Cork Birdhouse

Use glue to stick slit cork stoppers together to make the basic frame of a birdhouse. Top it up with a plank of wood to form the roof. Hang or place the birdhouse on the patio for your feathered friends to find some respite.

Cork Toys

Convert cork stoppers into eco-friendly and hazard-proof toys for your children. You can create cars, wheels for cars, building blocks, and a plethora of other toys for your kids with spare wine corks.

3-D Art

Use cork stoppers to create wine bottles, glasses, grapes or just about any other easy shape to decorate your house.

Transformed Cork Stoppers

Fix an attractive carving, metal trimming, or even intricate design onto the old cork stopper to make it look new. You can alternately use the transformed stoppers as book ends, or even to hold your old pen knife.

Key Ring Mania

Drive a hooked screw into the wine cork. Attach a ring and accessories to it, and you have a pretty key ring at your disposal.

Jewelry Holder

Create your own jewelry holder, and save your chains and earrings from getting entangled. All you need is a couple of metal hooks which can be driven into the corks to hold your jewelry in place.

Wedding Cake Toppers

Breathe life into your cork stoppers by creating cutesy couples to adorn your wedding cake. You can use them for your wedding favors as well.

Stylish Wine Cork Crafts

Apart from this, you can even create chairs, tables, baskets, and full-fledged figurines using tons of wine corks. There's really no stopping you from letting your creative ideas take over when it comes to putting wine corks to use.