#WineWednesday: How to Make a Wine Cork Trivet

Collector of corks too? Turn them into a functional trivet for your kitchen.

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There is something quite nostalgic about keeping and collecting wine corks from our favorite places, moments, years and wines. Displaying the corks in clear glass containers is a lovely way to showcase them. However, I had another idea. Recently I moved into a new place and much of my kitchen is still in boxes. I decided to upcycle some corks into a trivet to protect my counter and tabletop. I’m considering making a few of these for gifts, especially for the upcoming holidays.

DIY: Wine Cork Trivet

DIY: Wine Cork Trivet

Make a wine cork trivet. It's easy!

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

For this craft you will need:

  • a high temperature hot glue gun or other permanent adhesive
  • corks
  • cork board
  • scissors
  • pen
Gather Wine Corks to Make a Trivet

Gather Wine Corks to Make a Trivet

A diverse collection of corks filled with memories.

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

First, lay out your cork design on top of the large piece of corkboard. Once satisfied with the cork layout, trace the shape of the corks onto the corkboard, remove the corks and cut out the base from the corkboard.

Make the Base of the Cork Trivet

Make the Base of the Cork Trivet

The base of the trivet is made from cork board.

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

Now it's time to to glue those corks into place using the pattern that you created in the beginning without the glue.

Assemble the Wine Cork Trivet

Assemble the Wine Cork Trivet

Adhere the corks to the cork board base.

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

Glue the corks onto the corkboard a row at a time. Allow the trivet to dry. Now it is ready for use.

Create a Trivet from Wine Corks

Create a Trivet from Wine Corks

Enjoy the cork trivet for years to come.

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

Enjoy the cork trivet for years to come. Try mixing up the pattern of the corks and the shape of the trivet. This project makes for a wonderful crafting night with friends. The possibilities are endless. 

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