Creative Uses for Wine Corks

Posted on by Kris

I received the following email late last week:

“Kris, my co-worker/best friend/BBQ Champion, Matt, has like 4,000 corks and needs some unique ideas about how to use them.  Figured you might have some wisdom in this area.  Let me know if you do!  Thanks!”

Always wanting to be the helpful friend, I figured this is a perfect opportunity to do some research into the crazy things that people do to recycle wine bottle corks!

 

Let’s get the furniture out of the way first!
Is it just me, or does this couch look REALLY COMFORTABLE?!?!

Creative Uses for Wine Corks - Couch


This one…not so much.

Creative Uses for Wine Corks - Chair

 

This one could fall over at any moment…

Creative Uses for Wine Corks - Chair

 

 

Creative Uses for Wine Corks - Chair

 

Creative Uses for Wine Corks - Chair

 

I can’t say that the seat on this one looks too conformable. It probably feels like you’re sat on, a bunch of….well…,corks.

Creative Uses for Wine Corks - Chair

 

 

Creative Uses for Wine Corks - Chair

 

Creative Uses for Wine Corks - Chair

 

This cork table doesn’t exactly look like the most stable structure I’ve ever seen!

Cork table

 

For the special lady in your life?

Cork Earrings

 

Why not just turn all those corks into a suit?

Cork suit

 

It would also double as a really fancy life-preserver, should you ever fall into water. Cork suit

 

Just ask this guy! He made himself a nice cork jacket!

Cork Jacket

 

Of course what suit is complete without a pair of cork pants?

Cork Pants

 

You could cover your truck with corks.

Cork Truck

 

Or just go more mainstream, and make a pan trivet. Boring!

Cork Trivet

 

You could make a really a bunch of tacky Christmas ornaments.

Cork Reindeer

 

…or you could even cover a whole wall of you house with them…

Cork WallCork Wall

 

For the nerdy wine lover, a cork USB!

Cork USB

 

Cork wreath? (I can’t lie, I’ve actually made a couple of these myself.)

Cork Wreath

 

Why not just turn all those corks into one big cork, and then turn it into a truck?

Cork Truck

 

This San Francisco Urban Outfitters store (and others around the country) mounted an inventive display which explains the story of cork, in honor of Earth Day on April 22nd. Kendall Jackson Winery made a donation of 1.75million corks to be used in many of the store’s displays.

Cork Tree - Urban Outfitters

 

Why not just give all those corks back to the earth.

Cork time

 

Cork place card holders?

Cork Place Card Holders

 

I think this one is actually my favorite! Cork bathmat.

Cork Bathmat

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