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I save all of my wine corks – do you? One of the biggest search queries we get on Handmade Detroit is “wine cork crafts.” I’m thinking of things to do, and with this month’s focus on UpCraft-ing, try using your wine corks as package decorations for the next gift you want to give.


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Start out with a favorite cork. If you have a cork that’s ripped up one end from being extracted, push it back together – take an eye hook and screw it in. Repeat on the other side.
Take some ribbon and tie it on to one end. I kept mine on the spool to use the least amount possible. Measure around the package and cut it close so that you have just a bit of slack to work with to tie off the other end once around the package.
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Have fun with these! I used a few to decorate this gift. If the ribbon is a little loose, pinch the slack together on the back and tape it down. I also didn’t use wrapping paper – trying to be as green as possible. Encourage the recipient of the gift to save the cork and tie it on to a present they need to give, too.


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  1. luvmibug on said:

    very cute. wondering if you treated the cork with anything? It appears very smooth and almost rubbery. I don’t drink much wine so maybe I am showing my poor knowledge, but I certainly have many friends who are wine drinkers. Thanks bunches

  2. Lish Dorset on said:

    Hi there – thanks! These two corks happen to be rubber, thus the shiny appearance. I was trying out some other corks and didn’t coat them with anything – trying to be as natural as possible.

  3. luvmibug on said:

    I will try some experimenting of my own then. Thanks agian, Susie aka “luvmibug”

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