I hope you aren’t sick and tired of wine cork projects yet because I’ve got another fabulous repurpose for you from Monica at Crafty Nest. It wasn’t hard for Monica to stock up on wine corks while working at an office where wine tastings were a regular happening. This particular project put to use 175 corks from her collection.
Monica cut all her corks in half lengthwise and then arranged and hot glued them to a piece of shelf liner to create a beautiful, natural, and eco-friendly bathmat. If you’ve got questions about how the bathmat held up, Monica’s got you covered with all the answers so you can make your own with great results!
Find the tutorial at Crafty Nest.
Although I am not a wine drinker, I have enjoyed exploring all the reuses for those crafty little corks. They really feature cool text and logos, so it seems like such a shame to throw them away! Val at Yarni Gras found a way to use her wine corks to refab some old canapé knives she had kicking around.
Val removed the old handles with a mallet and then simply stuck the remaining tips into slits cut into the corks. That’s it! The cork closes around itself, making for a nice snug fit. Val even has you covered with a cheese ball recipe so you can start using your new again knives right away!
See how to make your own at Yarni Gras.
For those of you who have been saving up those wine corks, Lisa from Shine Your Light shares another fun upcycle project. Lisa’s project also makes use of an old, awkwardly shaped picture frame she had on hand.
Lisa backed the frame with plywood and then added her corks in a carefully planned design to make a tray. My very favorite part is that many of the images and logos have some form of sentimental meaning to Lisa, from the nickname of a close friend to the year her last kiddo was born. Isn’t it cool that one piece of décor can trigger so many memories?
Check out the details at Shine Your Light.