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She Sorts A Bunch Of Old Wine Corks By Size. Why? GENIUS!

by Elyse Wanshel
Elyse is a Senior Writer at LittleThings.com. She enjoys tacos, kickboxing, and naming animals. In fact, she named two of her mother’s six cockatiels Mr. and Mrs. Featherbottom.

Humanity has done some pretty innovative things. We discovered fire. We invented the Internet. We even figured out that covering a toilet paper roll with tin foil can create pure magic!

Now only one true question remains—what to do with all our wine corks?

If you’re like me, you like your wine and if you like to drink, you accumulate a lot of corks. Cork is actually a pretty cool material, though. It’s typically harvested in Portugal from a specific kind of oak tree called—shocker!—the Cork Oak. It’s buoyant, waterproof, strong enough to endure weight, and its ability to compress and expand makes it perfect for sealing a bottle of wine—or crafting!

If you find yourself drowning in a sea of cork like I sometimes do, try one of these 12 easy and clever projects that are made entirely out of leftover corks. I made a wine cork board, posted the picture on Facebook, and got a ton of “likes.” You should try it too!

If these ideas get you as bubbly as they get me, make sure to SHARE them with the first person who pops into your head.

1. Cork Bath Mat

1. Cork Bath Mat

2. Cork Coaster

2. Cork Coaster

3. Cork Plant Markers

3. Cork Plant Markers

4. Cork Candle Cradles

4. Cork Candle Cradles

5. Cork Backsplash

5. Cork Backsplash

6. Cork Necklace Rack

6. Cork Necklace Rack

7. Cork Glass Indicator

7. Cork Glass Indicator

8. Cork Birdhouse

8. Cork Birdhouse

9. Cork States

9. Cork States

10. Cork Decorative Flair

10. Cork Decorative Flair

11. Cork Reef

11. Cork Reef

12. Cork Art

12. Cork Art

Below watch a woman make a recycled wine cork Christmas tree!!

Please SHARE these crafty cork projects with all of your friends!

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