Wine Cork Decor Ideas

January 07, 2011 | FILED UNDER: Accents
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Wine Cork Decor Ideas

Today I’m sharing a few wine cork decor ideas! I’ll preface this post by saying the corks you see here have been collected over the course of 10 years! I have pretty much saved every cork from wine we’ve drunk at home, at a restaurant, or on vacation (especially corks from special occasions – which I write on – see further down…).

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Wine Cork Wreath

This wreath below was the first thing I did with my corks several years ago. I don’t quite remember where I got the idea, but I think I’d seen something similar at a winery. My ‘improvised’ technique turned out to work pretty well. Check out my wine cork wreath tutorial for all the details to make your own!


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Vase Filled with Wine Corks

Below is my attempt to recreate the idea I saw in a magazine of the huge jar filled with corks. I had this tall vase in our stairwell with just a few rocks on the bottom holding the branches. I decided to fill the rest in with all the corks I had previously stashed away in a closet. What do you think?


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Wine Cork Trivet

Finally, over the Christmas holiday I was inspired to fill out this wine cork trivet kit I had gotten as a present a couple years ago (one of those things I’ve always been meaning to do, but haven’t found the time!). It was actually pretty tough to find just the right sizes of corks to fit like a puzzle within the frame, but it was fun to play around to make them fit. I didn’t make a completely symmetrical design – more freehand:

I’ve propped it above the stove for now to show it off rather than stash it away in a cabinet:

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Write on Special Corks!

One habit that I’ve gotten into, and I’m glad I did, is to write on corks that are from special bottles of wine. It’s kind of hard to write easily on corks with a pen, so it doesn’t necessarily turn out pretty, but it’s so much fun to sift through old corks and come across the ones I’ve written on that bring back memories of special dinners, celebrations, or everyday moments like our “First BBQ with new grill” on our roof deck in 2007:

Like these wine cork decor ideas?

Then don’t miss my DIY wine cork vases!

How to make a wine cork vase for under $10

You can also use corks to make this cute wine cork flower wreath!

DIY Wine Cork Flower Wreath

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5 responses to “Wine Cork Decor Ideas”

  1. I love that you filled that tall vase with the corks. It looks great and it's a perfect example of a design idea that you "improvized"! I also like that it is located on the stairs that lead to the wine fridge 🙂

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