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!
To make stamps all you need are wine corks, a sharpie, and x-acto knife.
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!
I made the stamps in geometric shapes to go along with our Sacred Geometry theme for the week!
Use them on photos, letters, and envelopes for a personalized, decorative touch.
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!
Tiny Plant Holders
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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