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What to do with corks?

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Fermenting (11)
Location: IL, US

Nov 19, 2008 08:07 PM

I have literally hundreds and hundreds of corks. I think I've pretty much out grown decorating my place with vases full of corks (although at one point I thought my collection was pretty cool). I'd love to know about something really worthwhile to do with them. I've heard of recycling corks, but I'd hate to just send them off if there's a charity or some other organization that would benefit from them. Is there anything out there like that?
Jeromy Roush



Newbie (6)
Location: ca, US

Dec 02, 2008 04:12 PM

Just used about 300 corks a glue gun and made an x-mas wreath. It looks awesome! You can buy small ones (12") for $80 on wine enthusiast.com but if you have extras take a little arts and crafts time and make your own.
vsstone



Fermenting (10)
Location: CA, US

Feb 10, 2009 08:21 PM

oh my gosh! we made a cork wreath this year too! completely ripped the idea off, but it was really fun to do ourselves. it was neat to go through all of the corks and read the dates and occasions that we wrote on them and reminisce about the bottles.

it took just about 400 to make a 12" wreath look badass...but we did it (about 5 hours later!).
barterguy



Fermenting (12)
Location: ca, US

Feb 14, 2009 12:50 PM

Have you guys heard of Terracycle (http://www.terracycle.net/) All of their products are created from waste items. They are collecting corks so that they dont end up in the land fills. Check them out. I think I heard that "corktrader" was going to start collecting corks to make sure they end up being reused and recycled. If I hear anything about this I will keep you all posted.
tonythefish



Newbie (3)
Location: CA, US

Mar 07, 2009 10:26 AM

My aunt gets a frame and glues the corks in a horizantal and vertical alternating pattern (you can make your own pattern) and when its all filled up hangs it on the wall and uses it as a CORKboard to tack notes and pictures to. you choose the size by the frame you buy
tonythefish



Newbie (3)
Location: CA, US

Mar 07, 2009 10:29 AM

if you are into reuseing corks and need extras for your crafts. The next time you visit a winery ask them if the have some extra corks that you can have. Every time i have asked i am handed a few lunch sac or boxes full...they are more than happy to give you there (trash) corks. It helps them and if you reuse for crafts it helps the environment too :0)
barterguy



Fermenting (12)
Location: ca, US

Apr 12, 2009 10:27 AM

Here is my most recent project. I took the top of an old wine barrell and hot glue gunned a batch of corks. After attaching a wheel kit I now have a lazy susan. LOVE IT and I get a ton of complements.

 

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