1. Make a trivet with wine corks.
This is probably the most popular wine cork DIY project, and for good reason. Everyone needs a trivet and wine corks make such handsome ones! Here are some great tutorials that will give you nice-looking wine cork trivets.
2. Create a message board.
Wine corks are made of the same material as cork boards, so it makes sense that wine corks can be used to create attractive and functional message boards. You could make a large message board covered with wine corks and a nice frame or a long, thin strip of wine corks to hold letters, postcards, and Christmas cards.
3. Build a charming Christmas tree.
Do you drink a lot of wine during the holidays? Decorate for Christmas with a fun wine cork Christmas tree that you can build yourself! Here are two different versions; both are equally cute.
4. Turn wine corks into jewelry.
These beautiful wine cork pendants were made with sliced wine corks, stamps, a little paint, and eye screws. Make one for yourself and another for a fellow wine lover!
5. Make magnets that can hold tiny plants.
It’s easy to turn wine corks into magnets, but why not take a step further and craft your wine cork magnets to act as tiny planters, too? Mini succulents and air plants work great for this wine cork DIY idea.
6. Construct a wine cork monogram.
A monogram made with wine corks is an elegant home decor item that would work well in a kitchen, a dining room, or even on the mantel. You could use a large flat wooden letter to glue on your wine corks or freehand your monogram yourself with a bit of planning and a lot of hot glue.
7. Make a large dart board.
Love darts? Make your own dart board on a large piece of wood and protect your walls from stray darts by surrounding your dart board with lots of wine corks. This would be perfect for a game room or a man cave!
8. Turn wine corks into floating keychains.
Keys are always a concern when you’re going swimming. Do you leave them with your towel on dry land or do you take them with you and risk losing them in the water? Use your wine cork collection to make wine cork keychains that will help your keys float, making it easy for you to find them if they escape your pocket.
9. Assemble wine corks into a kitchen or bath mat.
If you have lots of wine corks on hand, consider turning them into a beautiful and unique mat! Use shelf liner as the base to give your DIY rug some grip on the floor and glue on wine corks for a stunning result that will amaze everyone, including yourself.
10. Turn wine corks into candles.
Add some romantic ambiance to your home by lighting up your wine corks! This wine cork DIY idea is SO easy to achieve and fun to look at!
11. Create decoration balls with wine corks.
Decoration balls are great home decor items; they can be arranged in a pretty bowl on your coffee table, hung from the ceiling, or be the finishing touch on a console or side table. Construct a couple of cork ball decorations with your leftover wine corks and sprinkle your home with them!
12. Make a cute wine cork reindeer for Christmas.
Here’s another wine cork DIY project that would be perfect for the holidays: a wine cork reindeer or two!
13. Turn wine corks into stamps.
There are two ways to use your wine corks as stamps: carve shapes on one end or glue on wooden or foam shapes that you buy or cut out yourself. Both methods will give you a nice collection of stamps that you or your kids will enjoy using.
14. Replace old drawer knobs with champagne corks.
If you have a couple of champagne corks mixed in with your wine corks, grab them and turn them into unique drawer knobs!
15. Craft unique tacks for your message board with wine corks.
This wine cork DIY project is very easy to do, with really cute results! Cut wine corks in half and glue tacks on them. Ta-da, you’ve got a couple of new tacks for your command center.
16. Make a piece of wall art honoring your favorite state with wine corks.
This tutorial has downloadable, printable templates for the states of California and Washington for you to make your own wood or cardboard backing for this wine cork DIY project. You can easily make a template of another state by searching for your state online and printing that out.
17. Jazz up cheap glass vases with wine corks.
If you’ve got a couple of glass vases lying around and contributing nothing to your home decor, you could glue wine corks on them to create some unique and fun vases. Or you could easily find a few glass vases at your nearest dollar store.
18. Use wine corks and a piece of plywood to DIY a planting board.
A planting board helps you make evenly distributed holes for planting seeds in your garden. DIY your own planting board with the exact measurements you need with the help of this tutorial.
19. Make a fun clock out of wine corks.
This DIY clock would be perfect for the kitchen or a bar area in your home!
20. Add a wine cork backsplash to your kitchen.
You’ll need lots and lots of wine corks for this project, but you’ll have an unique backsplash that none of your friends will have! Learn how to create a DIY wine cork kitchen backsplash with this tutorial.
21. Frame a mirror with wine corks.
This wine cork mirror would look great in a dining room or bar!
22. Make a chandelier with wine corks.
What a fun wine cork DIY project! Hang your awesome wine cork chandelier over your dining room or kitchen table and you’ll be receiving compliments every time you have guests over.
23. String together wine corks to make a garland.
You could add beads, painted corks, and any other fun additions you can think of to take your wine cork garland to the next level. Use it to decorate your Christmas tree, mantel, TV set, or bar area!
24. Craft tiny figurines with wine corks and turn some of them into Christmas ornaments.
Have fun with your wine corks by painting them and adding tiny items to them to turn them into figurines, such as snowmen and ballerinas! If you want, you can add little hooks on top to use them as Christmas ornaments.
25. Build a wine cork sculpture.
With some newspaper and wood glue, you can build an amazing sculpture for your home with wine corks. See how this giraffe sculpture was made and then create your own!
What other wine cork DIY projects have you tried or want to try? It’s so amazing to see just how many different things can be made with wine corks!
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