You know we're obsessed with finding out-of-the-ordinary ways to utilize everyday materials. Today: Cork!
Whether you polish off a bottle of wine a week, a month or a year, you'll still left with any number of corks that you have no idea what to do with. But who knew you could be saving those babies up for a bathmat, a wreath or any number of creative ideas we found?
Cork Use #1: Bath Mat
We found this creative bath mat on Craftynest.com
. It's composed of corks that were sliced lengthwise. Check out the step-by-step
to construct one for your bathroom.
Cork Use #2: Lamp
Cork can be at your bedside with this unusual use. Design*Sponge
posts the complete instructions
for making a cork lamp. We love how you can just post your after-hours thoughts on your lamp, alongside inspirational photos.
Cork Use #3: Trivets
Keep this DIY in mind for when you need a housewarming gift! The blog Lovely Indeed!
posts the easy how-to
for this trivet. We like this idea as cork coasters
Cork Use #4: Stamps
Carve shapes and symbols on the flat end of a cork for homemade stampers!
And even more uses for corks....
You'll never have to search for your pin cushion when you can just grab a cork and use one to secure pins and needles while sewing.
-Furniture Covering: ReadyMade
posted a DIY filing cabinet makeover. Instead of living with the vile green, the reader used piece of cork to cover the cabinet. Genius!
We've seen a number of wreaths constructed of corks
. And don't forget that you can dye the corks colors for holiday decor!
-Place Card Holder:
If you score the cork -- creating a narrow slit -- you can rest a place card in the cork. This is a cute way to decorate a dinner party...especially one with plenty of wine on hand!
We have more unusual uses too! Check out uses for phone books
and egg cartons