Wine Cork Crafts

Wine Cork Crafts

Let’s face it- wine corks have a way of adding up! But throwing them away seems wasteful, so we all end up with an overflowing bag of corks. Here are some ideas and wine cork crafts that may inspire you to reuse them in crafty and creative ways.

Wine Cork Crafts for the Kitchen

Wine cork trivet

Photo source: Sadie Seasongoods.

This project only takes a few minutes to put together but is one of the handiest things you can have in your kitchen: a wine cork trivet! It’s perfect for hot pots and pans that you need to move off the stove, and will save your countertops from damage.

Fabric Pumpkin Stems

stems for fabric pumpkins

Photo source: Petticoat Junktion.

A lot of crafters make fabric pumpkins during Fall- from sweaters, velvet, flannel, or other fabric. But what to use as stems? Well, wine corks, of course!

Plant Markers for the Garden

wine corks as plant markers

Photo source: Mavis Butterfield.

Keep track of your plants by repurposing wine corks as plant labels or garden markers. This comes in especially handy when they’re seedlings and you’re transplanting them into your outdoor beds.

Nautical Decor

nautical garland with wine corks

Photo source: Homeroad.

For all your coastal and nautical decorating needs, this wine cork garland is about as cute as it gets. The corks are painted like buoys in nautical colors and strung along on twine.

Succulent Magnets

succulent magnets with wine corks

Photo source: Our Crafty Mom.

The popularity of succulents isn’t going anywhere, so crafting with them is a no-brainer. Using wine corks as mini plant pots and turning them into magnets is a fun way to reuse A LOT of corks for very little money. Craft party, anyone?

Topiary Tree Base

Artificial topiary trees in vintage candlesticks for Spring decor

Photo source: Sadie Seasongoods.

Candlesticks are an unexpected but sublime item to repurpose as topiary tree stands. And what better way to anchor the faux topiaries than with wine corks? They’re the same size as taper candles and fit in the candlesticks perfectly.

Pinecone Ornament

pinecone ornament from wine corks

Photo source: Salvage Sister and Mister.

Wine corks are perfect for ornament crafts and this cork pinecone is a great example of that. You could even create a bowl full of these pinecones to use on a table in your decor, as well.

Wine Cork Memo Board

diy memo board from wine corks

Photo source: Girl, Just DIY.

We may live in a digital world, but a memo board for handwritten reminders (or receipts, or appointment cards…) is as handy as ever. This version made from wine corks is super handy and easy to make.

Plastic Bottle Terrariums

plastic bottle terrariums

Photo source: Pillar Box Blue.

Not only are the little green plants made from plastic bottles, but wine corks are used as their “soil” to anchor them down! Talk about the ultimate recycling craft project– plus it’s a super trendy project in this houseplant-obsessed world.

Message in a Bottle

diy message in a bottle

Photo source: Sadie Seasongoods.

This time, wine corks go back in the bottles they came from- or any wine bottles, really. Fun as coastal decor or for an inexpensive beach wedding, this play on “message in a bottle” reuses all the things: wine bottles, wine corks, and old book pages.

Ombre Cork Heart

ombre painted wine corks

Photo source: My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.

If you love wine and love Love, then this wine cork craft is definitely for you: An ombre-painted heart to celebrate Valentine’s Day! But you could definitely use this same approach for other shapes and symbols, as well.

Christmas Star Ornament

wine cork crafts for christmas

Photo source: Virginia Sweet Pea.

A star ornament that’s been embellished with ribbon and glitter is a fun wine cork craft you can do with your kids or grands during the holiday season. Paint and small greenery could also be used to personalize your DIY ornaments, as well.

Carrying Handles

handles from wine corks

Photo source: Pillar Box Blue.

Decorative DIY Easter baskets like these need something to hold onto, and a wine cork is the perfect thing! Plus, these carriers are also made from upcycled cans and snack containers (like peanuts), so the recycling goes a long way with this project idea.

There are so many ideas for wine cork crafts out there- thank goodness you’ve been saving all those corks, right?

And What About “Cork Fabric”?

turning a coffee can into a boho planter

Photo source: Sadie Seasongoods.

After you’ve crafted with all the wine corks, there are other cork supplies that you may be interested in. Can you believe this planter used to be a red plastic Folgers coffee tub? It’s covered in something called cork fabric that is a crafter’s dream!

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.

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