In this DIY tutorial, we will show you some easy craft ideas that you can make with wine corks! The video consists of 20 life hacks! You will learn how to make a floating key chain, a trivet, a chip clip, floor protector pads and more, using your old wine corks. You also will learn how to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew and many more tricks to help you in your household:
1. To make a floating keychain, simply screw a screw hook in the cork, hook your keys and that’s it. You’ll never lose your keys in the water again!
2. Your metal pot lid is too hot to pick up? Simply put the cork between the handle and the lid. Next time you’re preparing your delicious meal, just pick up the lid by the cork!
3. You can make a photo holder from corks. Just cut 1/3 of the longer cork side with a box cutter and make a small incision on the other side so you can slide in your photo.
4. If you have a lot of corks around your house, you can use them to make a trivet. Glue all the corks together with a hot glue gun and there you go!
5. You can make a chip clip from your corks. All you need to do is cut out a triangle shape from the flat side of the cork, until around the middle with a utility knife. Now you can quickly seal your bags!
6. To make an air plant holder from a cork, first, attach a magnet to your cork by gluing it. Then you need to roll up a wire around your finger to make a shape to fit your plant. Put it in the cork and there you have it, an air plant holder that you can easily attach to your fridge.
7. How to water an air plant?
Fill up a glass with room temperature tap water, and soak your air plant in it for a while. Then prepare a towel to dry off your plant for about 5-10 minutes, before that shake off any excess water.
Or simply mist your plant thoroughly with water spray bottle. Do this every 1-2 weeks.
8. Drill a hole in a flat side of the cork add soil in it and insert your plant to have a micro succulent planter.
9. Make a boring metal can into a cozy utensil holder with corks. Just take any empty metal can and glue it around with corks using your hot glue.
10. Keep your wires in order with a cork. Drill a small hole into the flat side as deep as your earphone jack and cut out a small triangle on the other side, to fit your wire.
11. Have a small kitchen garden? Organize your plants with simple markers made of cork or simply use them as a cute decoration. Write down your plants name with a marker on the cork and put it on a stick.
12. for your small kitchen garden. Plant sage and rosemary together. It’s beneficial for sage to grow near rosemary. The flavor of the sage actually improves when planted near rosemary. When planted outside, sage deters cabbage moth and carrot fly. Also sage is excellent for salt-free cooking.
13. Make these easy floor protector pads from corks. You just need to cut the flat sides of the cork with a utility knife and stick them to your furniture with a hot glue gun. You will never need to worry about scratch marks on the floor!
14. Have a lot of threads? But no thread rolls? Simply use a cork instead to roll up your thread around it. Make a small incision with a box cutter to put thread end there, so you can easily find it next time.
15. Grandma tip: repurpose biscuit tins to organize your craft bits.
16. Organise your cords with cork and a small rope. First, you need to drill two holes on both ends of the long side of the cork. The second step just put your string through both holes and tie a knot.
Extra tips how to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew:
17. Open a wine bottle using only a lighter. Just heat up the bottle for 1 minute on the neck right below the cork, while turning the bottle around. The heat will cause the air to expand and eventually the cork will pop right out!
18. For this wine bottle opening method, you will need a long screw, a screwdriver, and a fork. First, you’ll need to screw the screw into the cork with a screwdriver. Then just use a fork to pull the screw out. Voila!
19. This method of opening a wine bottle requires a shoe of any kind. Just place your bottle in the shoe and slam it against the wall. Sooner or later the bottle cork should pop out.
20. Self-watering planter made from an empty wine bottle. Take an empty wine bottle wrap it around with jute rope and rub it with alcohol. Start burning the rope, then submerge the bottle into the ice cold water and the bottle should split in two. Use an abrasive sponge to smooth out any edges. Then you need to get a piece of mesh fabric and insert natural fiber thread. Place the bottle top upside down in the other half of the bottle, fill it water, place mesh fabric on top add some soil. Now you can plant a plant of your choice.
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