Due to the overwhelming response to yesterday’s pin of the day, I decided to post another wine cork craft. I see you guys really like wine. So here’s another rainy day idea for all those extra wine corks: wine charms!
bread knife you don’t care about or small saw (like a coping saw)
wire hoops or long eye pins (both found in the jewelry-making section of any craft store)
small letter stencils
1. Choose your corks and then find a good cutting surface. If you’d like the charms to be exactly even in size, you can mark the cork with a pen.
2. Start slicing – I cut mine about a quarter inch thick. Be careful! I found that some corks cut a bit easier than others. And don’t be a hero—if the remaining cork is getting too small to hang onto, drop it and start using another.
3. Once you’ve got all your slices made, take them to a surface you can hammer on. A phone book will do in a pinch! You can use any size nail that you have on hand, and hammer it through the cork towards the top of one side.