If you love drinking wine as much as you love crafting, then we've got some good news for you! Those natural corks that you might otherwise throw out can be re-purposed in a lot of different ways. Here are four wine cork projects that you can easily complete in 10 minutes or less each.
Cinder blocks are one of those cheap, easy-to-find materials that just seem to scream DIY. So when the weather got warm and I was in need of a tabletop wine cooler for the patio, I knew what I had to do. Click through to check out the simple tutorial.
It used to be pretty difficult to carry a bottle of wine and four glasses all at once - until now. This genius wooden wine caddy is the answer. And it's incredibly easy to make - keep reading to check it out.
Wine and cheese are like Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire - gorgeous together and perfectly suited. But, like any great relationship, they're each complicated and require a little finesse and understanding to work well together.
This is maybe the coolest and easiest DIY kitchen project I've ever laid eyes on! Seriously, I think I just found my next weekend project.
It's time to celebrate the hardworking moms (wives, sisters, and even grandmas) in your life! To help you out in the gift-giving department, we've rounded up 20 stylish gift ideas any lady will love. Happy Mother's Day!
So, how awesome is the really cool piece above? I wish I could take credit, but I can't - it was invented by my friend Jimmy. He's a prop master working on Hollywood films and TV shows and crafty by nature. When I saw this really cool piece in his home I had to know all about it! It looks like a mod piece of art that could be sold in a museum gift shop. It can be constructed with items found at the local home improvement store, and Jimmy was kind enough to share the full how-to with Curbly. So, read on!
Danny Seo from the craft blog Daily Danny shares this DIY bath mat idea. All you need is a whole bunch of wine corks* and a shadow box/frame. Then, take your corks and arrange them vertically inside the box. No cutting, gluing, sealing, or drilling required. BAM...
My mom has been "saving" wine corks since the mid-90s. She puts them in a basket on her countertop, and says,she'll make a wreath out them. "For Christmas?" I'll ask. "No, for every day. Someday."
My mom will not be making a wreath out of wine corks.
But since she's got a whole heap of them, I'm thinking we need to create one of these upcycled wine cork bulletin boards.
'Tis the season of hostess gifts, and for those who imbibe, one of the most appreciated will be a bottle of wine. Sure, you can hand the bottle over naked or in the cheesy bag the liquor store hands out this time of year, but wouldn't you rather give something pretty? Something that says 'I care enough to do a little diy'? Of course you would! That's why I've scoured the internets to find the very best wine bottle wraps, cozies, bags and tags tutorials. From a bit more complex to easy as pie, there's something for everyone. Just pick your craft and go.
First for the sewers, this cozy couldn't be cuter:
Besides the cool factor of having a trap door in your kitchen floor, how fun would it be to pop it open when friends are over, descend a spiral staircase and come up offering them a 1994 Pinot Noir?
In theory this sounds great. Take old wine barrels, whiskey barrels or Scotch casks, disassemble them, flatten them out and use them for flooring. I'm a tad bit skeptical that you can really get these things to flatten out. A little humid weather and you may end up with a fun house floor. Fontenay is a company built around re-building floors using the discarded barrels. Reusing for wine makes icky wine.
This is one of those tutorials that'll make you smack your forehead with the palm of your hand while simultaneously exclaiming something like, "Why didn't I think of that?!" No? Well it did me. Kate over at
This season, instead of spraying weed killer on your dandelions, how about picking them and turning them into wine? Not only would it be better for the environment, but it's gotta be one of the most fun ways to win the dandelion wars. (And you'll have a little something with which to toast your victory!)
Bacon Babble shows us how to make this kind of freaky wine bottle holder out of a bit of scrap 2 x 4. It would be a great last minute Christmas gift--with a bottle of wine (with a cork) as an accompaniment. You don't need much to make it either. Check out the supply list:
A few weeks ago, these brilliant wine bottle vases designed by Erik Anderson made their way around the craft and style web world. But this time of year, we're not apt to spending much time outside, and then wind isn't apt to let you keep 'em lit.
With string lights readily available everywhere from 6-week only holiday emporiums to the corner gas station, grab a few to create this deceptively simple but elegant wine bottle light. The trick lies in the technology - a 1/2" drill bit made for drilling into glass, and, of course, the proper safety gear, just in case.
Do you want to host a wine tasting party but don't know the first thing about wine tasting parties? If so, all you need is Tuscany Tonight's totally awesome 'Hosting a Wine Tasting Party' guide and your guests will think you've just come back from a tour of wine country. The guide is incredibly comprehensive and includes the following topics:
I can't think of a better way to put it, so I'll let the manufacturer describe the Vineyard from Pack and Rack:
Why hide a beautiful thing? Wine speaks to all your senses, not least to the eye. So why then tuck away a beautiful bottle of deepest red with a label that probably has been designed by a well known artist? Show your wine - let friends and customers admire this piece of art!