Making a Wine Cork Trivet/Coaster

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February 4, 2019

Simple Wine Cork Trivet - under a bowlThis is fun, quick, and with supervision, a great kids' craft.


Total Time: 15-20 minutes

Yield: 1


  • 32 wine corks
  • 1-2 sticks hot glue
  • scissors
  • 1 7 inch piece of mini calendar cardboard insert or cork sheet
Simple Wine Cork Trivet - supplies


  1. With the cardboard set, measure the corks to make sure your cardboard is the right size. Turns out it's perfect for the project. If you don't have a mini calendar, just use a piece of box cut up or cork if you have it.
  2. Simple Wine Cork Trivet - measure cardboard insert and cut to size, or use a piece of recycled cardboard or a sheet of cork
  3. I mixed the directions for a cooler look, but you can have them all one directions if you want. The cool thing is that each cork is the exact length to it's width. So two one way is the same as two the other.
  4. Once you know they will all fit, glue them on in any direction.
  5. Simple Wine Cork Trivet - after deciding on cork arrangement, glue down

  6. Glue a hanger on the middle of one side or the corner. I used lace. You can use ribbon, a bread tag, wire, etc. You are ready to use and then hang where you can get to it fast!! N-JOY!!
  7. Simple Wine Cork Trivet - glue a hanger or a piece of ribbon on the back
    Simple Wine Cork Trivet - hanging
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February 11, 2019

Day two of the craft days, I made a coaster for larger cups/soup mugs using just three things.

Wine Cork Coaster - soup cup on coaster

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October 17, 2013

Don't throw away your wine corks. They can be repurposed as a gift or for your own kitchen decor. Cut a block of wood the size you'd need for the size of corks.

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April 12, 2012

You can make a nice trivet or two from wine corks. You can also make coasters out of them.

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September 1, 2009

Go to Home Depot or Lowe's ceramic tile department. Choose a tile that is one color, but has a design in it.


Take 6 corks, cut them in half as evenly as possible. Glue them to the underside of the tile.

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November 11, 2008

I am looking to purchase wooden trivets to fill with my corks. Does anyone know where to get them?

Sharon from Malvern, PA


November 12, 20080 found this helpful
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Try using embroidery hoops. They come in several sizes, so that gives you a lot of choice. Some are even small enough to use for coasters. I'm guessing you intend to cut the cork down and then glue them into 'frame' to make hot pads.


A bonus is that you can usually get embroidery hoops at second hand stores for 50 cents or less AND you can paint them cheaply for variation. Good luck. Dianne

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You can find unfinished trays in various sizes at the craft store. They go on sale regularly, so watch the ads. You can decorate or paint the tray in whatever finish you want, then glue the corks down in the center.

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March 21, 2015

What do you put on the corks so when you put a hot dish on there it doesn't melt the corks?

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Nothing, the corks are not damaged by the heat from pots, etc. This is why cork trivets are popular.

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October 12, 2009

Do wine corks need to be boiled to remove the smell before using them? I am hoping to make a couple of trivets. Thanks.

By Anna from Honor, MI


October 20, 20090 found this helpful
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I have made a wreath and a Christmas tree from wine corks, and all I did to prepare them was to wash/soak them in hot water and dish detergent, then rinse well, and let air dry for a couple of days. You do have to weight them down to keep them under water to soak them. I used a bowl and a plate as the weight. This did not remove wine stains, but they add character to me.

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October 12, 2009

What to do with all those old wine corks? I made mine into a trivet. It's perfect to put hot pots or plates on.


It is simple and inexpensive. All you need besides the corks, is a wire clamp (2$ at home depot).

A trivet made from used wine corks.

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