Saturday, December 23, 2006

What To Do With Wine Corks

Don't ask me how, but I have a lot of corks. It seems wasteful to just throw them out. Some years ago, I saw a wreath like this, and the answer became obvious: Make a wreath.

The base is a straw wreath from a craft store. Put some fishing line around the wreath as a hanger before you put the corks in. Stick a round toothpick in the base of a cork (not as easy as you might think; use a hammer and nail to make the hole before you try to put the toothpick in) and the other end of the toothpick into the straw. I prefer to have the red end of the corks showing for red-wine corks. Make a gazillion of these and stick them into the wreath in a pattern that you like.

Then, drink more wine so you can make another one.


Bridget said...

Now THIS is something I can definitely get behind ... especially doing what I can to make another one ...

Nice job, Sue! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Great idea. I'm going to start saving my corks - after I start drinking more wine!!!