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

cork trivet as a wine cork craft

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.

Mushroom Stems

toadstool ornaments

Image credit: Homeroad.

With mushrooms and toadstools all the rage this year, it’s no surprise to see mushroom ornaments hanging on a Christmas tree. And these DIY versions use a wine cork as a stem! What a fun little craft project to work on at this time of year.

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.

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.

Tabletop Tree Stabilizers

chamberstick as a christmas candy dish

Image credit: Sadie Seasongoods.

Chambersticks- those candlesticks you can carry like Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol”- aren’t exactly trendy home decor these days. But they are absolutely perfect for upcycling into a base for a tabletop Christmas tree- with a hidden wine cork holding the tree inside the candlestick.

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.

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.

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?

Wine Cork Crafts for Everyone

wine cork crafts for your stash of corks

Photo source: Shutterstock via PicMonkey.

There are so many ideas for wine cork crafts out there- thank goodness you’ve been saving all those corks, right? Perfect for a crafternoon with the gals…crafting and wine go hand-in-hand, after all…

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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