Wine-os Rejoice and Reuse your corks.
I'm really trying to learn to appreciate a good wine. With that being said, the only way to find one I like is to drink up. I've managed to collect a slew of different wine bottles (and corks) ranging from "blech!" to "okay- this is good after the second glass" I love the different colors and shapes of the bottles- and yes, I've bought wine only because the bottle was aesthetically pleasing! So here I am left with bottles and corks- and a headache the day after. Here are 10 ways I found to recreate with cork.
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- Make your next party fancy with wine cork place card holders! Just cut a small slit into each cork and slide the place card right in. Bonus points if the place cards are made from reused material, too. (cereal boxes?!)
- Scratch proof flowerpots Glue slices of cork to the bottom of your pots to keep from getting scratchy scratches and helps with drainage too!
- You can slice the cork into rounds that would work wonderfully as beads for a necklace, earrings, or bracelet!
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- duh! make a cork board!
- Bust out the blender- Shred corks and use them in the garden as mulch!
- Or- Sow a seed. Keep your green thumb clean and have even sowing holes and the same time. The next time you are sowing seeds in the garden use a wine cork to create your small holes. If you want to be faster attach several wine corks to a board spaced out according to your planting preferences. Just flip the board over and press the corks lightly into the ground; lift and pop your seeds in all of your new holes.
- Corks make great stamps! Check out Elaine’s awesome cork stamps.
- Do you have a ton of old corks that need a new life? You can slice those suckers in half lengthwise and attach them to the wall along the floor or at waist height to make a cork chair rail!
- Pin cushion- stick it.
- Ooooh FIREEEE! Wikihow.com suggests that you keep old corks in a sealed jar filled with alcohol. When you are ready to light a fire, place a cork or two underneath your kindling and newspaper and light them with a match.
- Set down your wine, and pick up your needles- I found upcycled cork stitch stoppers from auroramae on etsy. (picture up top)