The next time you open up a bottle of wine, think about what you are going to do with the cork once the bottle is empty. Really. Corks make great craft materials and there are so many different things that you can make with them.
Even if you don’t occasionally drink wine, you can find corks at most flea market and yard sale type places. When you do, grab a bunch of them because we’ve got 25 different crafts that you can make with those old corks and you won’t believe some of these.
From a complete bar top to a bath mat, there are so many different ways to upcycle old corks and most of these are so easy that you can do several projects in one day.
If you’ve ever wondered what to do with a bunch of old corks, you don’t have to wonder any longer. We’ve got the perfect solution to help you to get those corks out of your drawer and you can make some really useful things with them.
Grab a few corks and let’s get started. You’re going to love these fun and easy cork projects.
Wine Cork Birdhouse
Use up those old wine corks and give your birds a special place to live. This wine cork birdhouse is really easy to make and looks absolutely beautiful in the yard. You will need quite a few corks, around 90 for a good sized house, and a few other supplies. You basically just glue the corks together (around 12 for each side) and then attach the pieces to each other. You can add the roof and any decorations that you want and don’t forget to leave a hole in the front so that the birds can get in.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Suzzycue
Wine Cork Napkin Rings
If you really want to dress up a dinner table, these wine cork napkin rings are perfect. To make them, you will want to cut the corks into slices and you can use as many slices per ring as you want. You will need about 3 per ring to make them really full and you’ll need some heavy stretchy thread and beads for decoration. Just drill a hole through the slices and alternate cork and beads onto the stretchy thread until you get the size that you want. This project is really easy and would make a wonderful gift, especially when you pair it with cork coasters or wine glass charms.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Brasspaperclip