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Wine Cellar Inspirations: Creative Ways To Use Leftover Wine Corks

September 23rd, 2020

Finding yourself stuck with a gradually growing pile of wine corks? Don’t do anything rash such as throwing them out. There are lots of creative ways that you can use them. We’ve narrowed down the list to a few of our favorites. Here are some leftover wine cork projects for you to try out:

Wine cork keychains

Credits by: Cleverly Inspired

Wine cork keychains

Plastic, foam, and neoprene are some of the well-known materials used for keychains. But did you know that wine corks can get the job done as well? They can do it even better because wine corks are actually eco-friendly materials. Moreover, they are easy to work with and very unique to boot. The crafting process is really a no-brainer. You just need some small screw eyes, preferably 1 1/8 inches, and some rings of paper key labels. Screw the screw eye directly into one end of the cork. Make sure it’s secure enough then just add the metal ring onto it. Fun fact: the wine cork keychains will float in water!

Wine cork monograms

Credits by: The Suburban Mom

Wine cork monograms

If you have lots of wine corks lying around, putting together some DIY monograms will put those to good use. You don’t need to be crafty for this project. It’s super easy and fulfilling. The monograms will make for wonderful gifts, especially with the Christmas holidays drawing near. You also only need three materials for this: craft glue, flat wood letters, and of course, wine corks. Lay out the corks first on the wood letter so you’ll know how you’d want them to look after gluing. Smart tip: work from the bottom up. Fun tip: you can paint the corks different colors before gluing!

Wine cork trivets and coasters

Credits by: Karied Away

Wine cork trivets & coasters

Why spend money on kitchen items like trivets & coasters? With your leftover wine corks, you can definitely make your own. The crafting process can be followed even by an absolute DIY newbie. Use a razor saw to cut the corks in half. Next, sand down the cut ends with a metal file or sandpaper. Now you get to paint the tops of corks and let your creative juices flow! Once the paint is dry, glue the corks together starting at the center. A hexagon shape is the most common, but you can just go ahead and do any share you want. Just make the coasters considerably smaller compared to the trivets. ^_^