My last blog post was on ways to use all of those leftover corks. But what do you do if you have a lot of corks?
Wow! That IS a lot of corks!
I found some solutions for you. Some are beautiful, some are clever and some will make you say something like "hmmmm, that's interesting".
You may need to save your corks for quite some time to make one of the below items. You can check with a local bar and ask them to save their corks for you. You can also buy corks at a craft store. Would that be considered cheating?
Break out those corks and glue guns and see what you think of these wine cork upcycling ideas.
Use them add some pizzazz to
your furniture. You can also use them to make furniture.
It used to be a dresser.
Perhaps this Chair better suits your style
Who would have thought to use corks for clothing? Apparently these people. I don't think corks look like they make very comfortable attire.
More Ideas for the Home
Wine Cork Flooring
(using the whole cork)
Miroslav Svoboda, a bricklayer
from Mutenice in the Czech Republic used over 180,000 to cover his
house with corks.
Here's a close up.
Corks as Art
Photo © Luigi Pepe/ANSA
"Le Courk Eiffel"
Steven Leslie also creates
his cork art in a smaller scale
"The Great Oak"
A complete costume
These letters are 6 feet tall
Cork Covered Truck
Still not sure what to do
with your corks?
There are companies like ReCORK that recycle corks. ReCORK has collection sites and if there is not one near you, you can send your corks to them. According to ReCORK "Recycled wine corks can find a new life as shoe components, fishing rod handles, bulletin boards, place mats, flooring tiles, building insulation, gaskets, packaging materials, under playground equipment, and even as a soil amendment in compost. At present, ReCORK is focusing our reuse applications on footwear, with our partner SOLE."
Isn't it good to know that there is a use for the cork besides keeping the wine from spilling out of the bottle?
Remember, it's wine o'clock somewhere!