What do I do with wine bottles and corks, aside from the typical flower vase and trivet?
As iI write this, I am using 2 wine corks to prop up my laptop to keep it from overheating. I also put them on yarn needles to hold my work.
My husband took a missions trip last year to Iceland; he brought back bags of black lava sand, tan colored sand, lava rocks. I layered these items in the wine bottle beginning with the black lava sand, tan sand and the lava rocks that would fit in the bottle. I corked the bottle and tied a ribbon with the Iceland flag colors on it. I made a tag "Iceland Missions Trip 2010".
A friend of mine got a checker/chess board and upturned four blue wine bottles, gluing them on for legs! I don't have a shot, but I am sure E-6000 glue would work wonders, leaving it to dry 24 hours. You can still find glass cutters and make candle votives, glasses, and sun catchers out of them.
Hello, I use corks to put under a pot lid. I put the cork (corks) under the top handle of the lid so I don't burn myself when I lift it. Works great!
A friend of mine made a beautiful wreath made of corks with a beautiful ribbon brought through them and a bow. Also, I think a cork board made of wine corks would be very interesting.
If you have a lot of wine bottles, perhaps you can give them to someone who makes homemade wine.
Here is Saskatchewan, we can return them to the depot for a deposit, just like pop and beer bottles. Perhaps you should lobby your local/state government to bring in a bottle deposit to encourage recycling. There are only so many crafts one can use bottles for, although I have seen people make fancy fences and walls out of them, cementing them in like bricks.
You can make Christmas ornaments out of corks, angels and reindeer. If you have a lot of corks, you could donate them to a school or day care or Sunday school for crafts.
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