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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    1. 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!

  1. 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…

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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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  8. 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 🙂

  9. 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.

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

  13. 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!

  14. 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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  18. 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 🙂