DIY Wine Cork / Hose Clamp Kitchen Trivet

DIY Wine Cork / Hose Clamp Kitchen Trivet

As it turns out, I have oodles and oodles of wine corks. Please don’t ask me why I have so many. If you ask me, then I’m going to have to point out your stash of them, too. So it will be best for everyone involved to just accept without judgment that all of us have more corks than we care to admit.

Wine corks to be repurposed as a DIY trivet using hose clamp or embroidery hoop by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

What’s a few bottles between friends?

Speaking of oodles, there are exactly that number of craft projects for wine corks. A quick search on Pinterest will turn up any number of ideas- but I didn’t want to create angel ornaments that I’d never hang on my tree…or necklace pendants I’d never wear…or place card holders I’d never use because there’s never that many people eating at my house.

But a trivet? Now THAT’S something I would actually use. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Back to oodles- there are definitely not oodles of materials needed for this:

Before we get into the thick of things, this is a hose clamp.

Wine corks to be repurposed as a DIY trivet using hose clamp or embroidery hoop by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

To “hug” my corks as a trivet.

Once you have a bunch of good-standing, same (or closely similar) height corks assembled, begin filling in your hose clamp, starting from the outside and working in.

Wine corks to be repurposed as a DIY trivet using hose clamp or embroidery hoop by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ring around the rosé…

When you have as many corks as will comfortably fit (again, I used 48 so it’ll roughly be in that ballpark), use your flathead screwdriver to slightly tighten the clamp.

Wine corks to be repurposed as a DIY trivet using hose clamp or embroidery hoop by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Clampin’ down on some corks…

I say “slightly” because you want to be able to flip your trivet-to-be over without losing the center corks.

Wine corks to be repurposed as a DIY trivet using hose clamp or embroidery hoop by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Time to scootch it down…

Now with the hose clamp at the top of your trivet-to-be, gently scooch the “belt” down so that it ends up at the middle of the corks. This may require some tightening and loosening of the clamp as you go. But once you’re happy with it, tighten away!

Creating a DIY kitchen trivet with repurposed wine corks and a hose / duct clamp or embroidery hoop by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ready for action!

Easy-peasy! Now you’re ready to put hot pots and dishes on your trivet.

Creating a DIY kitchen trivet with repurposed wine corks and a hose / duct clamp or embroidery hoop by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Most excellent!

Creating a DIY kitchen trivet with repurposed wine corks and a hose / duct clamp or embroidery hoop by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Isn’t that nifty?

If you don’t have any or don’t like the appearance of hose clamps, there are lots of other options. I’ve seen cork trivets using picture frames, embroidery hoops, or even just corks glued together. Whichever option you choose, it’s just nice to finally have a reason for using up some of your “sizable” stash of corks. Without judgment of course.

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. What a fabulous idea! I need to start collecting corks.
    Maria

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Thank you, Maria! I bet your wine-loving galpals and favorite restaurants would help, too!

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