Fun With Corks: A Supply-Related Roundup

I've been debating buying a bunch of corks on eBay because I just really like them... but because I'm terrified of ending up on "Hoarders," I wanted to make sure I could use them all for crafty projects. In general, I tend to only let myself get a new crafty supply if I think I can use it for several projects (that I already know about... not that I could find if I tried hard enough), so I'm thinking this could become a new series for the blog just because I already tend to do this in my head at least a little bit, so why not round up some great ideas and publish them here?!

So, here are some of my favorite ideas for using wine corks!

wine cork pens tutorial from paper, plate, and plane

wine cork trivet tutorial from Craftbits

wine cork boats (this is SOOOOO cute!) tutorial from Jonah Lisa Land

another wine cork trivet tutorial from Crafty Nest

a wine cork bathmat tutorial from Crafty Nest (and here you can read about the creator's dilemma about whether or not to varnish or seal her cork mat.... currently she says don't do it unless your bathroom floor tends to get soaking wet every time you shower!)

wine cork wreath tutorial from Lolly Chops

a tutorial for using corks and fun foam to make stamps at Craft Ideas

Dollar Store Crafts has this tutorial for turning champagne corks into drawer pulls!

wine cork trivets and coasters tutorial from Design*Sponge

wine cork trivet tutorial (that might be able to help you make a bulletin board/cork board of corks!) from Crafters Love Crafts

Peter Beardsley posted a tutorial on Flickr for how he made this wine cork cork board

cork monograms tutorial from The Elephant's Trunk

wine cork candle holders tutorial from two twenty one

wine cork board tutorial from Adventures in Creating

cork boards tutorial featured at Young House Love

wine cork plant markers from My Chic Life

carved wine cork stamps from Lil Blue Boo

These are less tutorials and more just inspiring ideas that I loved too much to ignore!

wine cork place cards at a wedding from Style Me Pretty

wine cork wine tags from aileenrae on her Etsy shop

a wine cork tree ornament from 4EyesandEars at her Etsy shop!

this isn't so much a tutorial as much as something cool that found at her Anthropologie store... corks as wall art!

If none of those ideas inspire you, there are a few more here at Crafting a Green World and tons of awesome ideas from design finch!


  1. Those are some amazing ideas - I say go for it! :) I'll definitely start saving up for you too!

  2. Wow! This is awesome and just in time for me to start yet another project ;) This is a really good idea for a series - it'll help me justify all my 'supplies' hanging around! Keep up the good work tracking down these ideas.

  3. I like the idea for the series. I have an idea for Scrabble tiles, but I'm afraid to share it for fear that someone will steal it. I'm ridiculously paranoid. Haha.

    I think that cork bath mat seems like a perfect winter craft. Hence the pinning and then repinning (wanted to link to original source too after all of our Pinterest talks).

  4. Oooooh! The monograms are so elegant. Time to start drinking lots more wine... :D

    I like the pens, too. But the boyfriend says they would probably be difficult to hold. What do you think?

    <3 jen @ Stuff Jen Did

  5. I love that wine cork doormat! I'd have to drink a lot of wine to have enough to make that...or have some friends who drink a lot of wine!

  6. oooo love all these maybe I can put my bowls of corks to use!

  7. Oh I am pinning my little heart out here. So glad I found your blog. I have no idea when I will get all of this done but it is fun to think about. :) Thanks so much for linking this up to Motivated Monday at Becolorful

  8. So fun - I love the stamps, the letters, the little boats (my boys would love to make these) - who knew there were so many uses for it

  9. awesome.. awesome.. totally loved the mat.. What a stunning idea!!

  10. Love the little boats and stampers. So cute that I may go grab myself a glass of wine!

    I am a new follower from the Tuesday Time Out Hop. If you have a moment, come by and say hi!

  11. Super awesome Post.. Love it..Hello there.. I'm following ya officially from the inspiration board hop..Lovely blog you have here.Can't wait to read more.. Hope you can stop by & visit me sometime / follow back.. TY So much.. Have a great week.Marilyn from

  12. Ohhh my word! I am in love with this post! I better get collecting more wine-corks! ;)

    Thanks for your comment, I am your newest follower and thrilled to continue exploring around! xoxo, Amy

  13. I love these! I need to drink more wine so I can have fun experimenting. ;)

  14. Neat ideas! Thanks for linking up to Things I've Done Thursday!


  15. You crack me up! Nope, you won't become a hoarder for sure... so many uses!

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking

    A Mother Seeking...

    My City Backyard Garden

  16. I've never seen so many incredible ideas for corks! I love them all!

    Best wishes,

  17. I really love these ideas...I always feel like I should be doing something with my corks...but they end up in the trash!! :(

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  18. Great collection of cork project inspiration! I recently did a trifle dish cork candle holder! I'm a collectior too and the reason I started quite some time ago is actually a funny story.

    I'm excited you decided to join Potpourri Friday! You are an asset to making the party a success. I appreciate you and I hope you will make this a weekly stop.

  19. Thanks for linking up this collection of wine cork projects! I love the little boats and the bath mat. I featured this and I pinned it for future use! Great ideas here!

  20. I just adore the cork initials and the christmas tree is adorable too.


  21. Great round up! I've been helping my mom with an estate sale and one of the things in the sale was a bottle of corks! Thanks for sharing this at What's In The Gunny Sack last week and I hope to see you again tomorrow!

  22. What a great round-up! My favorites are the little boats, the monogram and the wine tags!

  23. This is so wonderful! I love it! Thanks for putting all of these together in one place. Thanks for sharing it with {Re}creation Into Something New Wednesdays at Not So Simple Housewife! Hope to see more from you this upcoming Wednesday!

    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife

  24. What a great idea!!! Definitely nice to know you can make use of something before you get it! :) Thanks for sharing this on Fancy This Fridays!!

  25. Great inspiration girl!! I love those pens!! And how cute is that Christmas tree?!
    Thanks for linking up to Southern Lovely's Show & Share!! We hope to see you again tomorrow!!

  26. These are great, love the tree. Thanks for linking up at Bacon Time.

  27. Drink up ..... I love the stamps and the plant makers.

  28. I think you highlighted and I Pinned the exact same cork projects! Go fig! Love that you linked up to WWWW! Thanks so much and hope to see you again!

  29. Oh I love the boats!~ Very cute! Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!

  30. Those are definitely fabulous projects, Mel. I'd say, go for it! knowing you, you'd find 1001 ways on how to use the corks! ^^) Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a lovely day!



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