We all enjoy a good glass of wine, but who knew the cork could be multi-purpose. Rhiannon met up with lifestyle expert Mar Jennings teaches you to make a cork trivet using a drill.
There are many ways to reuse the wine corks in your house using a bit of creativity:
Cleaning Knives: Instead of using an abrasive clean pad use a cork to clean the knives. It is way better.
Pour Spouts: If the bottle of oil and vinegar spills to much when pouring add a slice of a cork to jam the bottle neck.
Mulling Spice Bags
Knife Holder: This needs your creativity but glue corks togheter in the shape of a knife holder and leave a small space for the knife if it`s one or more spaces for more knives.
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Half of the world`s cork oak trees reside in Portugal. Maybe you did not know but the wine corks are extracted from this tree called Cork Oak Tree using the bark. Taking the bark properly does not kill the tree. It will regenerated, making the cork renewable resourse. The bark is extracted without machines and it`s prohibited to cut the tree.
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1. Always wash very carefully the corks before re`using then and take care where you deposit them as there is the risk of infestation with ants.
2. Synthetic corks can not be used as they do not look natural.
3. You can use them to replace broken handles in your home appliances.
4. Give them to your parrot to gnaw on them or to any small animal that like to chew.
5. Use corks under potted plants to help keep the roots from soaking in water.
6. Add corks in a vase for decoration purpose.
Yet another funky ideea in using wine corks is wine corks trivets, they are simply amazing looking, functional, and lovely. The basic is pretty much the same from the corkboard.
You will need a thick frame, like a photo frame. If you know people who work with wood you can make a circular frame that will make your trivet simply amazing. Don`t forget that you need a wood panel behind so you can glue the corks on it in a way that you like. Also consider the things you will use the trivets so that they will stay on the trivet and not slip over.
Also you can make a trivet without it having a frame, it can only have a backing of any kind and on that you glue the corks.
Trust me when I say that the trivets really do look awesome and you can even offer them as gifts to your wine loving friends you will be greatly apreciated for taking the time to handmake the gift.
As you were used to in the previous posts here you will find some Wine Cork Trivets you can buy or bags of corks for you to make it yourself:
Another amazing use of the simple wine cork is to make an wreath for Christmas holidays or for decorations .There are severals ways to make your own wreath.
I am showing you a small tutorial on how to create it.
First you will need some Wine Corks, some glue and the most important a wooden shaped circle of the size of the wreath to use as a support to glue the corks on it. You can also use some thick wire that you can shape as a circle and then smaller wires to stick the corks in them but it is more complicated.
Take the wooden circle and start to glue the corks on it in any design and overlaping to give it a stuffed look. You can use any type of decorations between the corks, like ribbons, leaves, grapes, anything you have in mind.
One great idea that is very useful and cool looking is wine cork corkboard using old wine corks that you have saved or you can buy some over the internet, I will share the links where you can buy at the bottom of this post. You can Use the Corkboard in the kitchen or in your office or in your kids bedrooms and they can decorate them however they want.
How to make your own Corkboard Tutorial
This is a small tutorial on how to make your own.
First of all you will need a frame wood or metal. You can either buy one or make it yourself it`s not a pain. It will be your own decision choosing the size of the frame, the type of wood and the color.
Next you will also need a backing board that could come with the frame or you can use cardboard, frame boxes.
Next we will have to glue the wine corks. Here comes the fun part, you can glue the corks in any pattern you want, you can use the same types of corks or use different types. Also another trick you can try is to cut the corks in half and you can reduce the numer of corks you need to make the corkboard. Yet it looks far more amazing using a whole cork.
One problem here is that not all the corks are the same size so take care when choosing the corks. You can buy a bag of random corks of the same size from the links under the post.
Make any design you want, crosshatch them, make them go in 1 direction possibilities are endless.
As for the glue you can either use a tacky or a hot glue, after you glue the corks make sure you let it dry long enought before you hang it. And there you have it a fun corkboard that you will use for years. Be Creative!
Wine Cork Crafts
Hello and welcome to WineCorkCrafts.Net Our cork crafts website. We made a passion of corks and wanted to share the knowledge with you. If you have already discovered the craft that has as the main character the Wine Cork or if you will discover it today this will the the website to keep you updated with the greatest ideas ever.
The corks from wine bottles can be re-used in various fun and home projects. Crafts with wine corks can be very fun and provocative but also very usefull.
You can use the wine corks for holiday decorations christmas or easter, home items, gifts, bottle holders, trivets, corkboards, ornaments, cards holders,keyring, bulletin board, cork mat, cork tray, corkboard, complex artwork, wreath and it doesn`t stop here.
For today we will leave you with a video of some great artwork using wine cork crafts.