Don’t throw those wine corks away! Save them and make a very easy and useful DIY Wine Cork Trivet by following this simple tutorial. All you need for this project are wine corks, an old picture frame, and a loaded hot-glue gun. You can make this project using any sized picture frame. I chose an 8×11 frame which required approximately 50 corks. If you don’t feel like polishing off 50 bottles of wine before starting this project (hiccup 😉 ), you can purchase your corks on eBay or Etsy or even at the craft store. To obtain free corks, try hitting up a local Italian restaurant.
I had an entire apothecary jar filled with wine corks and decided to put them to use!
Before you begin gluing your corks in place, play around with your cork pattern. Place your corks directly on the glass and create a pattern that you like. Once you find something that works for you, begin gluing your corks in place with your hot-glue gun. The corks will stick to the glass but can also be removed without damage to the frame if desired. I had to cut just one cork at the very end of my project to fill a small gap.
When you have glued all of your corks in place, you will have a beautiful trivet. I like to use mine on our coffee table to hold hot beverages. You could also use the cork trivet on your kitchen table to hold hot dishes. However, I would place felt tabs on the back of the frame’s corners to protect a wood table from any potential scratches. You can also hang the frame on the wall and use as a cork board or decorative display.
This is such an easy craft, but it looks great and is practical to boot!