14 Unique DIY Wine Cork Crafts and Upcycle Ideas

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Reusing materials in crafts is a great way to recycle and help the environment and it’s also the perfect way to get nearly free craft supplies. If you like to sip on a bottle of wine while you craft, do not let those bottles and leftover corks go to waste! Upcycle them in one of these 14 DIY wine cork crafts that you’ll love to make!

How do I get wine corks for crafting?

If you are regular wine drinkers, it may not take too long to gather up a nice collection of corks. You can also ask friends and family members to save their corks or join a crafting group that trades materials.

If you are really resourceful and live near a winery or tasting room, they may be able to provide you with more used wine corks than you could ever imagine. Let’s check out some ways to put those old wine corks to good use.

Creative Wine Cork Craft Ideas

With a little time and creativity, you can upcycle those old corks in many different ways – from a simple craft like a wine cork trivet to a cute project like wine cork wreaths. No matter which easy tutorial you choose, you’ll have so much fun putting your leftover wine corks to good use!

Here are a few of our favorites that you will definitely want to try in your free time. Click through to get the full tutorial for each of these clever ideas!

Colorful Wine Cork Coasters (from Sustain My Craft Habit)

Colorful coasters made from used wine corks.

We love how colorful and happy these simple wine cork coasters turned out. And no need for wine charms as the different drink coaster colors also help to identify who the glass belongs to.

Miniature Cork Planters for Succulents (from Akamatra – Always Make Something)

A Tiny succulent planter made from a wine cork.

I am sure you’ve seen these cute little cork planters around. They are so cute filled with succulents! I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them and knew I had to make some. 

Wine Cork Swedish Gnomes (from Ruffles & Rain Boots)

Swedish Christmas Gnomes made from wine corks.

You’ll definitely want to try this great idea for the holiday season! These adorable wine cork gnome ornaments are fun, quick, and easy craft.

Join Sarah with Ruffles and Rain Boots as she shares this on-trend holiday craft. They would be super cute for Christmas or even Halloween DIY crafts and decor!

Wine Cork American Flag (from Pink Fortitude)

decorative American flag made from upcycled wine corks.

It doesn’t get any more patriotic than the American flag, and this wine cork upcycle craft is not only too stinkin cute, but easy to make, and easy on the environment! Grab your hot glue gun and your wine cork collection to make this great craft project.

An eco-friendly US flag made of cork isn’t just for July 4th – it’s adorable decor to hang up all year!

Wine Cork Board (from Amber Oliver)

A simple cork board for your office made from recycled wine bottle corks.

Creative wine cork crafts that are actually useful? Yes please!

I’m always looking for new ways to help with organization and this wine cork bulletin board is a super cute way to display your reminders, lists, notes, etc. Plus, new bulletin boards and cork boards can be expensive! Repurpose those wine corks into a useful tool as well as budget-friendly decor for your home office.

Wine Cork Crafts – Snowflake Decor (from Ann’s Entitled Life)


This is a pretty easy, yet clever and useful way to repurpose all those wine corks you have been saving. These DIY cork snowflake ornaments can be glittered any color to match your holiday decor!

My kids would have fun making this snowflake ornament, but I might just have to enjoy the fun by myself this Christmas season.

DIY Wine Cork Bathmat (from Sustain My Craft Habit)

rustic bathmade made from upcycled wine corks

A DIY wine cork bath mat is an earthy and rustic addition to any bathroom and can help give your space a new look. It’s a great way to create something functional out of used wine corks.

Plus it makes for great conversation when you have guests over for a dinner party! Grab a LOT of wine corks and get busy with this easy DIY project.

Wine Cork Heart Decor (from Frugelegance)

Wine Cork Heart Decor

Create a simple yet elegant wine cork Heart decor that is perfect for Valentine’s Day, as a wedding or party centerpiece, or even hung on the wall. It’s perfect anytime you want a touch of elegance or romance.

(BONUS IDEA: Save a collection of wine corks from a wedding or from your first year of marriage to make this!)

DIY Kitchen Utensil Holder (from A Magical Mess)

Wine cork kitchen utensil holder

This is another of those useful DIY wine cork projects that I think is too cool! Reuse wine corks by creating this cute utensil holder for your kitchen.

Great for a homemade gift idea, or keep it for yourself.

Monogram Cork Wall Art (from Craft and Sparkle)

monogrammed cork wall art

Add a touch of class to any room in your home with a monogrammed cork wall art. This would also make a lovely wedding gift.

DIY Cork Backsplash (from Our Kind of Crazy)

DIY Cork Backsplash

Do you have a plain wall and don’t know what to do with it? Want to add a fun D.I.Y. (Do-it-Yourself) project to your house? Wanna add a backsplash in your kitchen, but don’t want to spend tons of money on it?

Try this!! A wine cork backsplash might be the “biggest” of our wine cork crafts, but it’s worth the effort!

DIY Wine Cork Board (from Girl, Just DIY)

DIY Wine Cork Cork Board

Do you have a stash of wine corks? Then you have what you need to make this DIY Wine Cork Board. Perfect for notes, a calendar, or your favorite family photos.

Wine Cork Christmas Trees (from Organized 31)

Christmas tree ornaments made from Wine Corks.

I love the texture and rustic, yet sophisticated look of these wine cork Christmas trees. You can make them as either table or mantle decorations or as Christmas tree ornaments. You can also vary the size of the trees by using more or fewer wine corks.

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Wine Cork Craft: Sparkling Star (from Sustain My Craft Habit)

DIY decorative star and Christmas tree upcycled from wine bottle corks SustainMyCraftHabit 9443 683x1024 1 - Amanda Seghetti

Don’t you just love this one? We wanted to make a free-standing star that could sit on top of the fireplace mantle. The intention was for Christmas decor but it turns out, that the star looks great year-round!

Make sure to save those empty wine bottles and leftover corks from your next date night at home to make these amazing wine cork crafts. Which of these fun DIY projects is your favorite?

Pin these Wine Cork DIY Crafts to Pinterest to save them for later.

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Amanda is a mom of 4 living a mostly crunchy lifestyle outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 dogs, and a cat. As a former special education teacher who also has her personal training certification — Amanda really enjoys teaching others how to do things!

When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys DIY projects, exercising, photography, hiking, and long walks through Target.

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  1. Hi Amanda – What fun ways to upcycle wine corks. PINNED! Thank you for including my American Flag. My heart is full of gratitude! Hugs, Holly

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