First, get some inspiration from this insane window display from Anthropologie (below)…
This is some serious creativity that shows what can be done with wine corks. Next, uncork a bottle and get to work on one of these much easier, much smaller DIY ideas below to add some flair to your own home, and have a peek at these great gift ideas that are easy on the wallet and sure to impress.
For the simplest way to build a centerpiece or create interest on a counter top, simply grab any glass vase or candle holder. Fill it about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way with corks, add a candle, and voila! Instant decor piece.
Have a couple of jars with lids? Throw some corks in there and add them to a dining room table:
Check out these other decor and gift ideas on crafts with wine corks:
Also, as a side note: when it comes to creativity, don’t beat yourself up if you can’t get those juices flowing, whether you’re redecorating a room, writing a novel or revamping your resume. Most people will say or think that they are not creative, that they are “lacking that gene,” or whatever. The truth is that we all have a creative and imaginative nature – where we get messed up is when we put pressure on ourselves or tell ourselves things such as “It’s not original” and “It’s been done before,” or when we pressure ourselves to come up with entirely new ideas. Stop expecting so much, and lighten up on yourself. Some of the greatest creations and ideas are built off of inspiration from the ideas of others.
“The guy who invented the wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius.” – Sid Caesar
Now, crack a bottle and get moving!
What fun things have you created with your corks? More ideas, please! 😉