Corky Crafts

Feeling crafty in the dullness of winter? Start saving corks from wine bottles you’ve been enjoying on girls’ night or with your hubby-to-be, and soon enough, you’ll be able to transform your corks into cutesy crafts for the wedding. These ideas are perfect for a wedding held at a winery or vineyard or simply for the couple who loves wine. Cheers!

Cork marks the spot in this case, providing a simple and fun stand for place cards. Carefully cut a rounded edge from the cork’s side to create a flat surface, and then cut a slit on the opposite side of the cork. Wedge place cards in the slit and arrange in an elegantly tasteful display.

This massive corked display of love was hung at Veritas Vineyards as part of the Virginia is for Lovers campaign. Represent your love for one another as well as your love of fine vino by constructing a smaller version of this display to spell out love, a monogram of your last name together or even your wedding date.

Incorkorate (sorry, couldn’t resist) your centerpieces by purchasing clear glass containers, placing a candle in the center and filling the outside with corks. Mix and match shapes and sizes of containers, and play around with displaying different containers together as one centerpiece. Make sure your candles are encased in glass; otherwise it could end up a melted mess.

Give your guests a corky keepsake by creating key chains for each person. All you’ll need is an abundance of corks, some key chain rings and screw eyes. Go a step further by attaching beads in your wedding colors or other sentimental trinkets to the keychain to dress it up a bit, and don’t forget to attach something to represent your wedding such as a note with your names and the date.

Put your homemade stamp of approval on the envelope of the invitations by making your very own wine cork stamp. Trace your wine cork on a large polymer eraser, and carve whatever design you like—a heart, sweet lovebirds, your own imaginative creation—into the stamp. Cut out the circle using an x-acto knife, and glue the eraser to the wine cork. Press on an inkpad, and stamp away!

Get fun and creative with your corks! Just promise you won’t go this far.

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