Hello again, Burlap+Blue readers! Carrie from Dream Green DIY here, back with another DIY project that I welcome you to steal. This time we are talking corks. I’m not a big wine drinker, but the majority of my friends and family can swirl, sniff and taste with the best of them. Despite being unfamiliar with the drink, I sure can appreciate the multitude of project possibilities those wine bottle corks offer. The goal this time around? To transform the super soft material into everyday magnets.
All you need is a handful of corks, a roll of magnetic tape and a bit of superglue. To cut my corks in half, I used a butcher knife and VERY CAREFULLY AND GENTLY sawed right down the middle. I found the best (and safest) way to do this was to sit the cork on end like a block of wood for extra stability, and go down from the top. Once I had my halves, I cut a length of magnetic tape to size, spread a line of super glue down the sticky side for good measure and stuck it to the bottom of my cork.
And that’s it! Super easy and affordable – I think the final tally came to about $2 in all. This is a great project to commemorate a special bottle of wine shared in celebration of any type of milestone. Or, like the silly “woof woof” cork magnet I made, they can simply be a way to hold on to the more unique pieces in your cork collection.
Carrie Waller is a freelance writer and designer living in Lynchburg, Virginia. Her DIY blogging features for Burlap+Blue are available the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. For a real-time rehash of her home renovation projects and other DIY how-to’s, visit her blog at DreamGreenDIY.com.