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Wine Cork Crafts and DIY Decorating Projects

When it comes to craft and decorating projects, wine corks are always crowd pleasers. They’re so versatile and have such great texture that adds a touch of nature to any room. If you’ve got a pile of wine corks hidden away, pull them out and get crafting! And if you’re a teetotaler like I am, you might try local restaurants and bars and see if you can take some of their corks off their hands for them. I’ve rounded up 30 different ways for you to craft and decorate with your wine cork stash.


Ready to get inspired? Here we go!


 

1. Use wine corks to create wine glass charms.

Wine glass charms from Family Chic


 

2. Create a wreath with wine corks.

Wine cork wreath from Living Savvy


 

3. Use wine corks as vase fillers with candles or flowers.

Wine cork candle holders from Two Twenty One


 

4. Create bulletin board push pins with wine corks.

Wine cork bulletin board push pins from The Wooden Bee


 

5. Cover the top of a piece of furniture with wine corks.

Wine cork coffee table top from Crafts For All Seasons

Wine cork dresser top from Decorating Obsessed


 

6. Create a whimsical sculpture with wine corks.

Wine cork sculpture from Lil Blue Boo


 

7. Use wine corks to make place card holders.

Wine cork place card holder from Hope Studios

Wine cork place card holder from Apartment Therapy


 

8. Create a monogram letter with wine corks.

Wine cork monogram letter from Growing Up Gardner


 

9. Carve wine corks to create mini stamps.

Mini wine cork stamps from Lil Blue Boo


 

10. Create a wine cork jewelry organizer.

Wine cork jewelry organizer from Crafts For All Seasons


 

11. Use wine corks to frame artwork or a chalk board.

Wine cork framed artwork from The V Spot


 

12. Create freeform artwork with wine corks.

Freeform wine cork wall design at Anthropologie, photographed by Life. Love. Larson.

Wine cork wall art from Anthropologie (via the Anthropologie Facebook page)


 

13. Upgrade old cheese knives with new wine cork handles.

Cheese knives with wine cork handles from Yarni Gras!


 

14. Create a bulletin board with wine corks.

Framed wine cork bulletin board from Simply Em

Unframed wine cork bulletin board from And Sew It Goes


 

15. Make a bulletin board/chalkboard combo message board.

Message board with wine cork bulletin board and chalkboard from One More Time


 

16. Create a pretty brooch, bracelet, hair barrette, or necklace.

Wine cork brooch from Kara Paslay Designs


 

17. Create unique baseboards with wine corks.

Wine cork baseboards from This Old House


 

18. Use wine corks as a backsplash.

Wine cork backsplash from Landmark Finish


 

19. Create dimensional artwork with wine corks.

Wine cork artwork from Paperclutch


 

20. Integrate wine corks into multimedia artwork.

Wine cork artwork from A Creative Princess


 

21. Make trivets from wine corks.

Wine cork trivet from Crafty Nest


 

22. Line a serving tray with wine corks.

Wine cork serving tray from Shine Your Light


 

23. Use wine corks as herb garden markers.

Wine cork herb garden markers from Shine Your Light


 

24. Create decorative bottle stoppers with wine corks.

Decorative bottle stoppers from Another Damn Wedding


 

25. Make a mud mat out of wine corks.

Wine cork mud mat from Michelle Kaufmann


 

26. Create decorative garland with wine corks.

Wine cork garland from The Wooden Bee


 

27. Turn wine (or champagne) corks into drawer and door pulls.

Champagne cork drawer pulls from Dollar Store Crafts

Wine cork cabinet door knobs from My Home Ideas


 

28. Make a wine cork bath mat.

Wine cork bath mat from Crafty Nest


 

29. Create a herringbone frame with wine corks.

Herringbone wine cork frame from Flickr


 

30. Turn wine corks into keychains.

Wine cork keychains from Cleverly Inspired


Do you feel inspired to create some wine cork diy projects now? Do you have a stash tucked away just waiting to be used? Can you think of more ways to use wine corks? If so, please share! Or if you’ve created your own wine cork project, feel free to leave a link in the comments below.



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  • Reply
    Camilla Fabbri
    February 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    So many great ideas here! Thanks!

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    Debbie refreshrestyle
    February 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Great roundup of corks! More reason to pour a glass and enjoy wine 🙂
    Debbie

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    Jill
    February 15, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Nice collection of ideas – thanks for putting it all together in one place 🙂

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    Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage
    February 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    If there’s one thing I’ve got, it’s an abundance of corks!
    Kelly

    • Reply
      ashley
      May 29, 2014 at 6:59 pm

      Kelly.. I would pay the shipping for all your old corks!! I don’t drink but I love crafts with corks.. My gram saves me hers but its not enough 🙂 if you would I would be so appreciative!
      Ashleya

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    Megan Simpson
    February 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Love this collection.. Shared it on Facebook. We upcycle wine bottles.. This gives me so many ideas for the corks, I’m collecting quite a few! Thanks for sharing!

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    Johanna
    February 16, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Freeform art, especialy the “swirly” one, is my favourite! Now some corks needed before my burts of createvity!

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    Tiffany {Living Savvy}
    February 16, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Thank you so much for featuring my Cork Wreath! I love art with corks… there are so many great ideas! Great round up!

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    Modular homes
    February 16, 2012 at 8:31 am

    These are great! I just fell in love with the sculpture! This won’t encourage us to slow down on wine…

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    The Wooden Bee
    February 16, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Thank you for the double feature. Some many great ideas in one place. We are honored to be included. Off to share on FB and pinterest.

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    Adriane B.
    February 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I love this!

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    Kayla @ Your Day Simplified
    February 16, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Those are some great ideas! How do you find all of those to do a round-up???

    • Reply
      Kristi
      February 16, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      Lots and lots of Google searches…and Pinterest. 🙂

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    Ben
    February 17, 2012 at 8:03 am

    I always feel there must be something that can be done with wine corks, and now I’ve got a few ideas. Freeform artwork a la Anthropologie may be a little while away, so may satisfy myself with a cork knife handle in the meantime…

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    HipSwap
    February 22, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Loving the cork bathmat, where can I get one of these (or do I have to make it myself)?

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    aurelia
    February 28, 2012 at 4:30 am

    amazing, i like it.

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    Tammy
    February 28, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Thank you so much for featuring our Message board with wine cork bulletin board and chalkboard ! I was so surprised and you made my day! Love all the other ideas too! Great roundup!

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    Pam Bevins
    March 4, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I love your ideas. So many clever options to consider. I think I’ll start with a garland. Wow. Thanks.

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    Vivienne @ The V Spot
    March 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Just saw this great round up! Thanks for the shout out!

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    Katie
    March 19, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    What a great round up of ideas for wine corks! I’ve been collecting them for about a year with no clue what to do with them. Now I know! Thanks for sharing. I’ll pass these ideas on to my readers at ATL Vino.

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    Adele Rodman Wagner
    March 26, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I love these ideas! I found a different Christmas wreath in a magazine and made it. I would like to share here. How do I get the picture to you?

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    John Plumridge
    April 11, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Oh no. I have found another excuse to drink more wine. Now I can claim I am just doing it for my art.
    Thanks for sharing these ideas.

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    melissa
    April 25, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    i made a wreath out of my wine corks similar to the one you posted, but just a simpler design.
    http://www.thelettereblog.com/2012/04/21/wine-cork-wreath/

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    Lorraine
    April 27, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Love these ideas! What is the font you used for the numbered titles?? I love it! Thanks!

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      April 27, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Lorraine, it’s Google web font called Euphoria Script. You can also download it free from any number of free font sites. Just Google it, and you’ll find it. 🙂

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    Amy
    May 14, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Awesome! so many ideas with cork, I have so many left overs!! lol

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    June 5, 2012 at 5:42 am

    http://ecogreen4fun.blogspot.com/o I love all the cork ideas. I will have to book mark this page for sure.
    Cheers Neko

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    Ldubya
    June 23, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I thought all of the ideas were really terrific! I can’t wait to try them. (Only thing I could have used was explicit directions 🙂

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      Kristi Linauer
      June 23, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      If you click through to the original sources, I think many of them have details instructions for the projects. 🙂 Have fun!

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    Windy
    June 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Really neat ideas! Did you see the jewelry I make with recycled corks? Check it out!

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    Billie
    July 8, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I love the ideas but as a family of teetotaliers where do i get the corks??????

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    jodi momma
    July 10, 2012 at 7:00 am

    My local Whole Foods Market recycles wine corks. If you have an overflow & don’t know what to do with them. It’s a limited resource; and with the recycling, they can be made again into new wine corks. It’s a very good thought. I take mine there every few weeks.

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    JeJeweled
    July 10, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Great ideas!

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    Katie
    August 9, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Great job on the wine cork round up! We have boxes of them and still have yet to make one project with them!

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    Connie
    August 15, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    love them all!

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    Erika
    August 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    See

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    [email protected]
    August 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I actually made an ornament out of a wine cork to commemorate our wine making weekend. It turned out super cute, but then I am a little bit biased!

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    Love these ideas and since we always have a ton left over, this is inspiring!
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    Cocco
    September 11, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this all amazing proyects!!!!!

    It was inspiring! 😉

    From the Caribbean blue island

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    Gina Morgan
    September 19, 2012 at 12:03 am

    I love the idea with the cork key chains fr wedding favors but where do the stickers with the name and date of groom come from?
    Thanks Gina

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    Carolyn
    October 28, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Wow! Love them all!!!

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    Barbara Clear
    November 6, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful ideas! Can’t drink wine due to meds, but have wonderful friends who are saving their corks for me!!

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    Jeannette
    November 26, 2012 at 7:45 am

    lay them in spirit for a night, they make great BBQ lighters

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    Heather Beck
    November 26, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Great ideas! Here is the wine cork Christmas tree that I made and the wine cork wreath.

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    Leah Stohs
    November 29, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Great ideas! I’m an avid cork crafter as well, heres the link to my Corkreations for some great gift ideas and a few alternate ideas for crafters! – http://www.etsy.com/shop/LMadeIt

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    Binky
    December 8, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Does anyone know where I can get something like this in book form – my husband wanted a book of bottle cork crafts for Christmas – i can’t find…Anyone have any suggestions??? THX!

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    Jan Davis
    December 9, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    I’s like to find some wine cork ideas for Christmas ornaments, if anybody has some, please get ahold of me!!!

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    Donna C
    December 17, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Never worked with cork but I’m ready to give it a shot. I love this site…a lot of Must Do’s !!!

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    Angela B
    December 18, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    LOVE so many of the ideas but the one I am saving for is the backsplash above my bar. If that looks good I will do more of the kitchen areas.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Nancy
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    I’m curious to find out the best way to cut a wine cork.

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    Carla
    March 3, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Fabulous, lots of good ideas!!!!

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    ANN L SCOTT
    March 13, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    the wine cork wreath made by Tiffany has got to be the most loveliest and cleverest idea on making this delightful wreath I’ve ever seen!

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    Cynthia Cicale
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    Loved the ide, can’t wait to start a project.

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    June 22, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Great ideas! I love it! Awesome Blog!

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    Margaret
    August 18, 2013 at 8:09 am

    This is the best site I have found so far on what to do with wine corks! Amazing!

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    September 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I would make decoration like vase with corks and lighters, but I was afraid to keep it in clean, so I closed my corks in a glass bottle: <a href="http://winozdziewczyna.blogspot.com/2013/09/ozdoba-z-korkow-po-winie-pomys-dekoracja.html&quot;
    I know it’s simple decoration but I enjoy still keep my corks at home 🙂

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    November 1, 2013 at 9:51 am

    So glad to have found a site that offers some excellent ideas for my hundreds and hundreds of wine corks!

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    Liz
    December 2, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Hi Kristi,

    I’ve dabbled a little into wine cork crafts, they’re easy and I always have fun with them and you’ve got a lot of creative ideas here. I love using them as place card holders. They were a hit at Thanksgiving dinner.

    I love the idea of the vase fillers. Think I’ll try that for Christmas 🙂

    Thanks,
    Liz

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    Malavika Mandal Andrew
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    Love this collection.. Shared it on Facebook.

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