26 Lesser Known Wine Cork Art Ideas

What are the Uses of Wine Corks? How to Make Different Art & Crafts with Wine Corks?
26 Lesser Known Used Wine Cork Art

Doing crafts with various things is exciting and innovative. You must have tried making crafts with bottles, mugs, bangles, ropes, and several other things. But have you ever thought of using wine corks in craftwork? Enjoy your wine but read along to find out about the 26 lesser-known wine cork art ideas that you can try with your kids and make some fantastic craft pieces. These ideas are not very expensive, and they hardly take much time.

1. Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Materials required:

  • Frame, size of your choice
  • Wine corks
  • Glue gun
  • Box cutter
  • Paints

Steps:

  • For making a bulletin board, you have to place the corks into the frame and stick them in their places with the glue gun. You can fill in the sides with chopped pieces of cork if required.
  • You can use your choice’s paints to color the frame and corks. And your bulletin board is ready to stick, pin, or hang the to-do notes or reminders, whatever you want. This way you will make one of the first lesser-known wine cork art ideas from this list. (Also read Why is Blackboard Green?)

2. Coasters

Coasters

Materials required:

  • Glue gun
  • Sandpaper
  • Wine corks
  • Box cutter

Steps:

  • You just have to cut the corks in half and place them in the shape of a coaster.
  • Use sandpaper to smooth the edges of the chopped corks. Now, it will not hurt the hands and will be even better. Just enjoy your corked coaster and keep your mugs, glasses, and bottles on it. It can also be used at a party at your house. (See Who Invented Super Glue?)

3. Chalkboard & Place Card

Chalkboard & Place Card

Materials required:

  • Chalk pen or chalk
  • Wine corks
  • Mini chalkboards
  • Glue gun
  • Wooden skewers

Steps:

  • First, cut the skewers into the desired length and place the skewers into the middle of the wine corks. The cork will become the stand for the mini chalkboards.
  • On the other end of the skewer, put the hot glue-up to a certain length to stick the mini chalkboard to it. It is all done and can be used as the table name in your party or restaurant. Utilize this wine cork art idea for the best. (Also read 9 Unique Properties of Chalk)

4. Jewelry Organizer

Jewelry Organizer

Materials needed:

  • Picture frame
  • Mug
  • Hooks
  • Wine corks
  • Glue gun
  • Cardboard

Steps:

  • Cut the cardboard into the required size and place the corks on it.
  • There might be some space left in the corners or at the bottom so that you can cut the corks into the required size and fill up the space.
  • Stick these corks with the glue gun and place the cardboard on the frame and fix it with the glue gun.
  • Now, stick the mug hooks into the corks, and your jewelry organizer is ready to hang on your necklaces, rings, earrings, bangles, bracelets, and all the jewelry you have. And if you have studs, then just insert them in the cork directly to have your wine cork art ready. (Also read Where is Obsidian Found?)

5. Tray

Tray

Materials required:

  • Serving tray
  • Glue gun
  • Sharp knife
  • Wine corks

Steps:

  • In the 26 lesser known wine cork art ideas, you can make a tray with or without boundaries using wine corks.
  • Now, place the corks accurately over the tray and make sure the corks are evenly surfaced and placed. You will have to adjust the corks by cutting them in the empty spaces in the tray.
  • Then, you can fix them with glue, and your tray is ready with a new twist. This method is very useful if your serving tray has lost its color or print, but it is sturdy and can be used further. (See How Did the “Unsinkable” Titanic Sink?)

6. Trivet

Trivet

Materials required:

  • Wine corks
  • Sharp blade
  • Picture frame/cardboard
  • Glue gun
  • Paints

Steps:

  • Your dinner table will be no longer messier with the trivet. You can either take an old picture frame or double-layered hard cardboard.
  • Arrange the cork in the desired shape and glue them together.
  • Also, you can decide the size along with the color of your choice to paint this wine cork art. (Also read Why is Coffee Called a Cup of Joe?)

7. Bungee Cord

Bungee Cord

Materials required:

  • Mini bungee cords
  • Wine corks
  • Lighter
  • Scissors

Steps:

  • Begin with cutting off the hooks from the ends of the bungee cord.
  • Cut the rope from one side and remove both the hooks from that side by sliding them out.
  • Drill holes a bit closer to the center of the corks, but be careful as they are too small to be held.
  • Now, pass the cord through the holes and tie the tip of the cord where you had cut it off to make sure it does not slip out from the holes.
  • You can burn the tips of the cord to prevent fraying of this used wine cork art. Your tie is ready, and you can place the wire you want to keep from tangling and then bring the cork from within the loop to secure the knot. (Also read How is Silk made from Silkworm?)

8. Drawer Knobs

Drawer Knobs

Materials needed:

  • Wine corks
  • Marker
  • Screws
  • Paint
  • Screwdriver

Steps:

  • Take out the screws with which the original knobs were tightened.
  • Take new screws with pointed tips but make sure the new screws are of the same length and diameter as the original knobs.
  • Mark the center point in each cork with a marker.
  • Insert the screw through the head, and bring the pointed part out from the back of the cork.
  • Insert the screw in the drawer hole and start twisting it in the clockwise direction until the back of the cork rubs against the drawer.
  • Paint the new cork knobs silver, golden, black, or any color you want to give them an appealing look. (See When Was Silly Putty Invented?)

9. Flower Vase

Flower Vase

Materials required:

  • Wine corks (70 for a tall vase and 40 for a small vase, a glass florist vase (cube-shaped)
  • Knife
  • Heavy glue

Steps:

  • Begin by laying the corks on one side of the vase. You can see which pattern of the corks will fit well.
  • If the corks are a bit out on the sides, then trim them. Once you have achieved the perfect pattern, you can glue them to the vases.
  • Cut the corks in half horizontally to fix them on the corners. Let it dry, and your wine cork vases are ready to put the flowers in them. But yes, coloring them is your choice. (Also read Meaning of Different Colour Roses)

10. Monogram

Monogram

Materials required:

  • Wine corks
  • Flatwood or cardboard letter
  • Paint (optional)
  • Wood glue

Steps:

  • Cut out the alphabet from the cardboard or the wood piece and lay down the corks. I would suggest you start by placing the corks from the bottom towards the top.
  • Now, when you have adjusted them completely, then start gluing them. Get a wood sticking glue as it would hold the corks more firmly.
  • After the glue dries, you can raise the alphabet to stand independently. Every alphabet you will make is going to stand easily without any support. (Also read The Interesting History of Alphabet)

11. Tic-Tac-Toe

Tic-Tac-Toe

Materials required:

  • 8 wine corks
  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Fake eyes (optional)

Steps:

  • Select the color you want to paint the corks for both the signs. For example, you can paint the cross in brown and the circle with white paint.
  • This is a simple version, but you can get creative by adding eyes and facial features with paint.
  • You can convert the white wine corks into snowmen and the brown corks into reindeer by adding the horns made with cardboard to finish this wine cork art in your style. (See Does Santa Have 8 Or 9 Reindeer? What Are Their Names?)

12. Bath Mat

Bath Mat

Materials required:

  • Hot glue gun
  • 175 wine corks (or more if needed)
  • Non-adhesive shelf liner
  • Scissors
  • Long ruler
  • Sandpaper
  • Sharpened pocket knife

Tip: You can steam the corks for a couple of minutes. It might help in making the corks soft and easy to cut for the 26 things you never knew you could craft with wine corks.

Steps:

  • Begin by cutting off the wine corks in half horizontally with the knife.
  • Measure the shelf liner with the ruler and cut it.
  • Line the shelf liner with the corks and glue them in place.
  • Clean out the remaining glue drops after they cool down a bit, but do not let them harden there as it may ruin the positioning of the following line of corks.
  • Fit the corks in the rectangular pattern on the shelf liner and dry it. Now, your mat is ready to be used, so you can place it in the bathroom by keeping it above the bathroom mat. (See 15 Best Bath & Body Works Fragrances)

13. Charms

cork charms

Materials required:

  • Small seashells
  • Knife with saw-edged
  • Picture frame eye hook (small)
  • Hoop earring notations
  • Beads
  • Charms
  • Small hole punch
  • Burlap ribbon
  • Decorative paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Strong glue
  • Cutting board

Steps:

  • Place the cork horizontally on a chopping board and slice it with a serrated knife into six even pieces.
  • Glue the shells on each sliced cork piece to continue building this used wine cork art.
  • Insert the small picture frame eye hook on the top of each piece of cork.
  • Now, join the hoop earring notion, and you are good to go.
  • If you want to add an extra item, you can also insert beads. And your wine cork charm gift is ready. (Also read 10 Romantic Valentine’s Day Proposals)

14. Coat or Hanging Hook

Coat or Hanging Hook

Materials needed:

  • Flat piece of wood
  • Ruler
  • Wine corks
  • Pencil or marker
  • Anchors
  • Screwdriver
  • Pop-top
  • Screw
  • Drilling machine

Steps:

  • Use a pencil and ruler to mark the point on the wooden plank in the desired position of the hook.
  • After drilling a pilot hole at the back of the cork, you have to insert the drywall anchor into the hole with a screwdriver.
  • Now, put the screw inside the hole in the wood piece.
  • Affix the drywall anchor to the screw with a screwdriver.
  • On the front of the nail inserted in the hole, you had to fix the soda pop-top that will serve as the hanger for the wood piece.
  • Now, hang the plank with the pop-top on the wall, and it is ready for hanging your coat and scarves. (See Who Invented the Zipper?)

15. Train with Moving Wheels

Train with Moving Wheels

Materials required:

  • 2 straws
  • Hot glue
  • 20 wine corks
  • 4 champagne corks
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic paint jars
  • Magnetic buttons (medium and large size)
  • Premium paint set

Steps:

  • Paint 8 wine corks in red and glue them together to make 2 rectangles.
  • Cut the straws of the same width as the cork rectangles and glue them at both ends.
  • Cut 2 pieces of champagne cork in length a bit longer than wine corks.
  • With the premium paint kit, paint 10 medium and 2 large buttons in metallic charcoal. These 12 buttons will be enough for the whole train.
  • To make this, one of the 26 wine cork art ideas, now insert the champagne corks into the straws and glue the medium buttons on each of them.
  • Glue the second pair of rectangles over the first pair, and it will get the look of a cargo train. This is one wagon, and you can create other wagons in the same way.
  • Paint 3 large and 1 mini wine/champagne corks in red.
  • Glue 2 large buttons to make the rear wheels and 2 medium wheels for the front wheels.
  • Glue 2 large champagne corks on top of the rectangle.
  • Now, glue a large cork vertically to make a chimney.
  • Place the magnets on each side of the wagons and stick them together to make a train. (Also read All Battery Sizes with Pictures)

16. Spools

Spools

Materials needed:

  • Wine cork
  • Floss
  • Thread
  • Wool
  • Scissors

Steps:

  • Begin by wrapping the corks with floss or thread or anything and keep them from becoming a bunch of messed-up thread.
  • Then, as you reach the end of it, you can cut the corner of the cork to secure the end into it.
  • You may not reach the cut every time you use the thread or floss so that you can cut the edge again at the point you require it. (See Why do people make dreamcatchers?)

17. Keychains

Keychains

Materials required:

  • Screw eyes (1/8 inch)
  • Metal rings
  • Wine corks

Steps:

  • Begin with screwing the screw eye into the flat end of the cork.
  • After securing the screw-eye, insert the metal ring into it.
  • Now, insert your keys into the rings, and your keychains are ready.
  • You can paint them, draw on them with markers, or add glitter. The choice is yours. (Also read What is Kazoo?)

18. Stamps

Stamps

Materials required:

  • Xacto knife with a new blade
  • Sandpaper
  • Ink
  • Paper
  • Wine corks
  • Marker

Steps:

  • Begin by drawing the desired stamp mark on the cork with a marker.
  • Trace the outlines of the drawing with the Xacto knife and then slowly go deeper in, up to 1/8 inch.

Warning: Do not use the blade towards yourself, and do not hold the cork in your hand while cutting. Instead, place it on a cutting mat and work the knife towards the mat. Do not use excessive force. (See How to Remove Small Stripped Screws?)

  • Use a blunt object to take out the pieces of cork and then rub the cork on the sandpaper to smooth the stamp.
  • Now, place the cork in ink and place it on paper to get an impression.

19. Vase Filler

Vase Filler

Materials needed:

  • Vase
  • Painter’s tape or any other tape
  • Wine corks
  • Paint marker
  • Spray paint

Steps:

  • To begin with, one of the 26 wine cork art ideas, clean the vase and remove all dust and moisture from it.
  • Stick the tape in the desired pattern you want the design.
  • Use the color of spray paints of your choice and put on two-three coats or as needed to cover the vase. But make sure you are taking intervals between each coat to let the paint dry.
  • When the paint is completely dried, then you can remove the tape. If there is any extra lining or patch, then remove it with a knife, blade, or paint remover. You can also make a design with a paint marker.
  • Then fill the corks inside it and place the flowers in the vase. You can also fill in some stones. This way, your vase will become heavy and will not tumble down easily and your used wine cork art will be ready. (See Learn How to Zentangle)

20. Sailboats

Sailboats

Materials required:

  • Wine corks
  • Nails
  • Toothpicks
  • Wide elastic bands
  • Dowels
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Foam sheets (colors you like)

Steps:

  • Line up 3 corks horizontally against each other and secure them with two elastic bands on each side.
  • Punch a hole with the pointed nail in the center of the middle cork of the three.
  • Insert the dowel into that hole (You can also use a food or bamboo skewer).
  • On the back of the foam sheet, draw the mini sail measuring with another dowel. You can cut two sails and stick them with each other to make them the same from both sides.
  • To finish, make two slits to insert the dowel into them.
  • Above the dowel tip, place a little flag and secure it with glue. Your cork boat is ready to sail. (See What is a Steamboat?)

21. Halloween Crafts

Halloween Crafts

Materials required:

  • Wine corks
  • Felt
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Beads
  • Pom-pom fluff
  • Newspapers
  • Normal glue
  • Paints

Steps:

  • Begin by gluing the white newspapers to cover the corks.
  • You can make hairstyles of the desired choice by twisting the newspaper after covering it with glue.
  • As the glue hardens, the hairstyle will also become firm in its place. It is time to start painting characters like Dracula, Frankenstein, ware wolf, or skeleton’s Mohawk.
  • The beads can be used for eyes, felt for the cape, pipe cleaner as screws for Frank, and pom-pom fluff for hair. This way, your own customized wine cork art will haunt others on Halloween night. (Also read Debunking Witches Flying on Brooms)

22. Fairies

Materials required:

  • Wine corks,
  • wool strands
  • Colored paper or fabric,
  • Lace
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Glue gun

Steps:

  • To execute this wine cork art idea, begin by coloring the wine corks into white and gluing the fabric or paper from the vertical center of the cork to make the dress.
  • Add a thin, crumbled ribbon at the top of the dress for a fairy look.
  • Glue the wool hair and choose the color of wool you like.
  • Now, glue the wings to the back.
  • Two dots with the marker will do for eyes, and your cork fairy is ready. (See Where Do Leprechauns Live?)

23. Candles

Candles

Materials required:

  • Wine corks
  • Acetone alcohol
  • Candle stand
  • Tumblers

Steps:

  • To create this wine cork art, begin by drowning the wine corks in the acetone alcohol and leaving them in it for a week.
  • After a week, take them out and let them dry.
  • Place them in the candleholder or tumblers as you wish. Light the corks up, and your candles are ready.
  • You can add the fragrance to the soaked corks by spraying the fragrant oil on them. It will give them an aroma and a better burning flame. (Also read 8 Best Valentine’s Decoration Ideas)

24. Chandelier

Chandelier

Materials required:

  • Wine corks (60–100)
  • Screw-eye hooks in size 214*13/6 (60–100)
  • Picture hanging wire
  • String
  • Fan grate
  • Rope (medium thick)
  • Pipe fastener

Steps:

  • Decide the layers you want in the chandelier and begin by inserting the eye hooks at one end of the corks.
  • Tie one end of the string to the eye-hook and the other to the fan grate.

Tip: Tie the longest string in the middle and the shortest towards the outer ring of the grate. You can add an extra layer to the fan grate by adding the picture hanging wire into a circle.

  • Screw a pipe fastener and attach the handle made of wire.
  • Fix the handle into the inner edge of the fan grate.
  • Wrap the rope on the handle of the grate, around the wire, and the fastener.
  • To finish this craft, tie a piece of rope to the handle, and hang the chandelier. The colors of the corks are your choice. (Also read How Lighters Work?)

25. Phone Stand

Phone Stand

Materials required:

  • Wine corks
  • Glue gun
  • Xacto knife with a new blade.

Steps:

  • Begin with cutting out sections into 3 corks about ¼ inches thick, and make sure to measure them so that all three corks are the same.
  • Then, glue these 3 corks together to make the base.
  • Glue a cork at the back of the base to give it extra support.
  • Take 3 corks and slice their ends at 15 degrees with an Xacto knife. The slice should be a bit slanting.
  • Attach these angled pieces to the base corks and glue another 3 corks at their tops to give them length.
  • Painting and decorating are up to you, and your phone stand is ready. (See 5 Pound Sign Phone Symbol Facts)

26. Christmas Trees

Christmas Trees | 26 Lesser Known Used Wine Cork Art

Materials required:

  • Wine corks
  • Tiny stars
  • Colored paper or fabric
  • Glue gun
  • Paint

Steps:

  • You can color the corks or stick the fabric or colored paper on them to make the tree look colorful.
  • Stick 5 corks with each other by their sides to make the tree’s base.
  • Stick 4 corks together and stick this bunch on top of the 5 corks.
  • Stick 3 corks together, then 2 corks together, and then stick the star on 1 cork in its horizontal position.
  • Glue the bunches in decreasing order, one above the other.
  • To finish this wine cork art with wine corks, cut 1 cork in half vertically and glue below the base to make the stand. (See What Does Merry Christmas Mean?)
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