I hope y’all have recuperated from your Thanksgiving festivities. SO MUCH FOOD, right?! So much delicious food . . . and wine. I thoroughly enjoy a good inexpensive wine so I’m always on the lookout for great flavor under $20. Honestly, I enjoy a glass of wine most evenings while I cook dinner. It’s relaxing and tasty and just a simple luxury at the end of my day. That enjoyment leads to an abundance of wine corks though and I just can’t bring myself to throw them away. Some are sentimental and remind me of a special celebratory moment in our life while other wine corks are just really cool looking or have unique quotes. Mostly though, as I’m just about to toss the cork in the garbage, I experience a nagging feeling that there is a great craft project out there just waiting for these corks to be re-purposed and re-enjoyed.
I’ve found some fun wine cork projects from the creative powers that be (A.K.A. Pinterest). I love these wine cork pendants from Who Said Crafts. What better combination can there be than enjoying wine and playing with ink, stamps and paint (rhetorical question).
This too cute planter box made from wine corks comes straight from the source at Beckman Vineyards. Check out Crafty Composition’s August 2017 post, 7 Terrifically Unique Terrariums for some how-tos and inspiration on using succulents.
There are several fun ideas for recycling wine corks on this post from DIYBUNKER. I LOVE the snowman wine gift tag…
and this birdhouse is so stinkin’ cute. I WANT TO MAKE THIS!! Or better yet, I could purchase this one from Leslie’s Cork Creations on Etsy.
Well now I’m feeling super INSPIRED to do something creative with my wine cork stash! Stay tuned to see what crafty cork creation I’ve come up with. Until then, try the 2015 Lodi Oak Ridge Ancient Vine Zinfandel . Blackberry, chocolate and caramel with a bit of peppery zip – as the bottle states, it’s just down right good!