Who thought there are so many ways a humble cork could be put to use. Whether you love your wine or you have to hunt for corks at flea market, make sure you try your hand at these amazing craft ideas. Wine corks are cheap and versatile and anything you make using them will look great. They will add a simple and rustic touch when used around your home. So, what are you waiting for? Go grab some corks and get started.
Here Are Projects You Can Make Using Corks
Knobs For Drawers
Corks make for rustic looking drawer knobs. All you need for attaching the corks to the drawers are screws, corks and a screw driver. First, put the screw inside the knob hole and hold it in place using the screwdriver. Now, place your cork on pointed end of the screw and push it inside.
You will need plenty of corks, glue, knife and a mat for this project. First, cut the corks lengthwise using the knife. If you find that the edges are ragged, just sand the edges. Use glue and adhere the corks on the mat with the flat sides facing down. A good way to start would be to first make the frame and then fill in the center.
You can give your old dresser a new look by using wine corks. First things first, start by giving the dresser a fresh coat of paint. Next, stick wine corks on top of the dresser using glue. You can stick two corks horizontally and then two vertically so that the pattern does not appear monotonous.
You can use corks to create fun little markers for your herb garden. Just write the name of the plant on the cork using a marker pen and attach a wooden skewer to them. Plant these markers in your garden near the plants.
You can make personalized key chains using corks. Attach key chain rings to the corks and you are done. You can personalize these key chains and give them to your near and dear ones.
Tired of sorting through your earrings and necklaces? Time to sort them out and keep them organized. Here is what you can do. Take an old picture frame and remove the glass. Cover the fame using fabric and then attach the corks to the frame using glue. You can use the corks as such or cut them in half and then glue them.
All you need to do for making a birdhouse out of corks is just stack them up on top of each other and glue them together. You will need about 12 corks for making each side of the birdhouse.
If you are in need of more magnets to display things on your fridge or any other magnetic surface for that matter, then this is for you. You will need corks, knife, magnet strips and glue for this simple project. First, cut the corks lengthwise in half using the knife. Next, attach the magnet strips to the cork halves using glue. Allow the glue to dry and you are good to go.
You can make a fun bulletin board using corks. Take an old picture frame and cover it using corks. Use glue for attaching the corks to the frame. The corks are ideal for holding the thumbtacks in place while displaying stuff on the board.
Place Card Holders
You can make two kinds of place card holders using corks. Just place a cork vertically and make a slit deep enough to hold the card. Or, cut the wine cork in half lengthwise and place it horizontally on the table with the flat side facing down. Make a slit using the knife on the rounded side for holding the card.