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6 Creative Uses for Wine Corks

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There are so many creative uses for wine corks, you’ll have plenty of reasons to pop open a bottle of your favorite vintage. Below you’ll find 6 clever ideas for putting those corks to good use.

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Do you enjoy the occasional glass of wine? Do you like to collect wine corks? They can be fun to collect but what do you do with them?

Believe it or not, there are so many great ways to use them. Whether you create place card holders or embellishments, you will love these creative uses for wine corks.

6 Creative Uses for Wine Corks

1. Place Card Holders

These are so easy to make. Create a slit in the smaller end of the wine cork and then slide in your card.

Another method is to take a metal place card pin and poke it into the cork. Either way, this is a cute, rustic place card holder that you’re sure to love.

See 11 different DIY wine cork place card holders on GuidePatterns.com.

2. Christmas Ornaments

If you’re looking for a project to tackle on a rainy or snowy day, gather some paint and brushes and turn your wine corks into Christmas ornaments.

You can paint them to look like Santa, snowmen, or whatever you want. Glue a ribbon to the top and you’re done.

See over 50 different wine cork ornaments on Hative.

3. Stamps

Need to make a polka dot pattern on a craft project? Use a wine cork. You can dip one end into paint and start stamping.

On the other hand, you could carve an image into the end of the cork and create whatever stamp you want.

4. Embellishments

You can also decorate with wine corks. For example, cut them in half lengthwise and then glue them around the edges of a picture frame for a rustic look.

You could also create a piece of wall art by using the corks to spell out words on a painted canvas. Just have fun with it and be creative.

5. Keychains

Turn the cork from your favorite bottle of wine into a keychain. You just need to insert a screw eye into the end of the cork then attach a keyring.

See step-by-step instructions for wine cork keychains on Cleverly Inspired.

6. Magnets

Last, but not least, you can turn your wine corks into cute magnets. Again, cut the corks in half lengthwise and then glue a small magnet onto the back.

If you’re looking for a new, clean look, this will look so much better on your fridge than the variety of magnets you’ve collected over the years.

More Uses for Wine Corks

Looking for a way to repurpose your corks without breaking out all of your craft supplies? I’m a big fan of these kits that make it easy to put your wine corks to good use.


Even easier is dropping your corks into a pretty display vessel. There are dozens of decorative cork holders! Here are some of my favorites:



Wine corks may not seem like something you could turn into something else, but you can. There are so many ways to use them in crafts and around your home. If you’ve been collecting wine corks for a while, you’ve got more than enough to do a few craft projects.corks and a corkscrew opener on a white background with title text reading 6 Creative Uses for Wine Corks

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