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DIY: 3 Ways To Reuse Wine Corks

I’ve never been a huge wine drinker, but most people I know are…and along with wine, comes lots of leftover wine corks! Rather than throwing out those corks, there are tons of fun ways to re-use them. Here are three of my favorite ways to recycle old wine corks!


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To make stamps all you need are wine corks, a sharpie, and x-acto knife.

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Draw the shapes you want to make on the corks, and then use the x-acto knife to carve them out. Be careful using the knife – make sure to always cut away from yourself!

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I made the stamps in geometric shapes to go along with our Sacred Geometry theme for the week!

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Use them on photos, letters, and envelopes for a personalized, decorative touch.


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OK, this may sound a little bit strange – but I have a wine cork that holds sentimental value to me. I kept it from a trip to Napa and held onto it ever since. But, maybe I’m not the only one – say you keep one from a bottle of wine drank on a celebratory occasion, or like me, from a place you’ve traveled – this is a great way to put it to use, and always have it nearby! You can easily make it into a keychain with just an eye pin and jump ring.

Stick the eye pin right into the cork (if you have any trouble you can use a needle first to make the hole), and secure it with a dab of glue.  Attach the jump ring and your wine cork is now a keychain!

wine cork keychain

Tiny Plant Holders

wine cork planters

The last way to re-use wine corks is also the cutest.  Carve out a hole on one end of the wine cork and add a plant! I stuck some eucalyptus in mine but you could also do this with a little bit of potting soil and tiny flowers or succulents!

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GraceC -June 26, 2013, 8:52AM

My father makes wine and we always have wine corks around the house! These ideas are wonderful ways to use them up!

Meg -June 26, 2013, 10:43AM

Looks like I now have a reason to drink more wine!

Juliette Laura -June 26, 2013, 1:08PM

Yeeees! I love the keychain idea! Sooo doing that!

Juliette Laura

Mary -June 26, 2013, 1:33PM

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Amalia -June 26, 2013, 2:29PM

It’s like you read my mind! I have a cork collection (from sentimental moments, birthdays, trips, etc) that currently sits in a vase on my mantel… but I can make them into cute little plant holders!! AMAZING!

DIYEARTE - DIY -June 27, 2013, 3:52AM

I love the cork-plant ☺☺☺


Sami -June 27, 2013, 4:34PM

I love the stamps, such a sweet idea!

Sami Xx

brie -June 28, 2013, 2:31AM

You can also glue them to a board and fit them close together and have a wine cork board for pinning up notes and pictures on your wall :-)

May -June 28, 2013, 3:54AM

You are so intelligent. I have many wine corks. It is a useful idea that make them special. Thanks for sharing!

Lindsay -July 25, 2013, 10:46PM

I love recycling wine corks! My personal favorite way to recycle them is by turning them into decorative phone cases….I put them on my website if anyone wants to see :)

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Knitascarf -August 13, 2013, 12:02PM

Very cute and useful.

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