Wine Cork Trivet

Wine Cork 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. Either way, I needed a wine cork craft idea that would create something I’d actually use. And I kept coming back to the idea of making a wine cork trivet for my kitchen.

Corks for wine cork craft ideas and DIY projects

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 wine cork ideas.

But I didn’t want to create Christmas ornaments, necklace pendants I’d never wear, or place card holders I’d never use. It just seemed silly to reuse the corks on a project that I’d just end up giving away.

But a trivet? Now THAT’S something I would actually use. And to do so, all I’d need was a stainless steel hose clamp.

Stainless steel hose clamp to fill with wine corks as a kitchen trivet

The best part of this wine cork project is that it LITERALLY takes just a few minutes to make.

Making a Cork Trivet or Kitchen Trivet

To make this wine cork craft idea, there are just a few things I needed:

  • Wine corks (roughly 45-50 of the same height. I used 48 in my cork trivet.);
  • Stainless steel hose clamp (6″ diameter); and
  • Flathead screwdriver. 

As I previously mentioned, I gathered a bunch of wine corks that were almost the exact same height. This is important so that your cork trivet sits flat and doesn’t wobble.

First, I opened the stainless steel host clamp (or loosened, more accurately) and started filling it in with corks. I started along the outside and worked my way in.

Filling a stainless steel hose clamp with wine corks

Then, I continued adding the wine corks until it was as full as it was going to get.

Making a cork trivet as a wine cork project for the kitchen

Then, I slightly tightened the stainless steel hose clamp, just enough to hold the corks in place.

Tightening the stainless steel hose clamp around wine corks in a kitchen trivet

I say “slightly” because I then flipped the cork trivet over, and none of the center corks fell out.

Wine cork projects and cork craft ideas with a stainless steel hose clamp

Next, I carefully “scootched” the stainless steel hose clamp down towards the center of the wine corks.

Scootch is such a technical term, isn’t it? Think of it like wriggling out of a dress that’s a touch too small.

Depending on your corks, you may need to tighten or loosen the hose clamp to scootch it effectively.

Either way, when I was happy with the centeredness of the stainless steel hose clamp, I tightened it as tight as it would go.

Wine cork craft ideas with a cork trivet for the kitchen

Wine Cork Trivet

That was it! I now had a cork trivet or kitchen trivet that I could use under hot pots and dishes!

Cork trivet to use as a kitchen hot pad as a cork craft idea

All these years later, I still use this cork trivet constantly! And I’ve found that it’s very effective when I’m trying to thaw something from the freezer, too!

Kitchen trivet as the wine cork ideas and craft projects

Either way, this is definitely a wine cork project that you’ll actually use. And it’s so useful, that you could totally make these kitchen trivets as gifts, too.

And if you’re interested in more wine cork (and other wine-related) project ideas, check out this collection here before you go!

wine crafts and recycling project ideas

Craft on!


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Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.


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

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

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


  1. […] a baking dish (mostly my 2 quart baking dish). In my early Sadie days, I actually created a super simple trivet from my wine cork collection– and I still use it for smaller sauce pans and soup pots. But I was definitely lacking the […]

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