Keeping in line with my recent wine cork obsession, I came across some inspiration on Design Sponge and decided to make yet another piece from wine corks. This creation required far less wine corks than other projects like the Wine Cork Bathmat, so if you have less corks to work with, this may be the project for you ;). Here it is, the Wine Cork Trivet DIY…
5-6 wine bottle corks
-a sharp knife (careful!)
– sewing needle
1. Cut each cork into slices approx. 1/4″ thick (should give you 6-8 slices per cork). This process can be tough since you need to use a sharp knife, but I found that a retractable utility knife worked best. Be EXTRA careful here, corks can be slippery! Also, be sure to cut on top of a scrap wood surface, this process will nick up whatever surface you are cutting on!
2. Use the needle and thread to attach each cork with two stitches. I used orange thread to give it a fun look.
3. Arrange your stitched cork pieces together into a your desired pattern. I sewed my cork slices into groups of four making a diamond shape, then stitched them all together with a few light stitches. Keep the stitches loose to make sure the trivet stays somewhat flexible.
This project takes a little bit of time, but it’s a great reward when you’re done-and you can do the happy dance because you UP-CYCLED!