DIY: Wine Cork Vase

Put your post-weekend cork collection to good use

Noticed an ominous rise in the number of leftover corks in your kitchen lately? The cork pile-up is as a telling reminder of the amount of fun you've enjoyed in your time off. 

But with a little imagination, your bottle-stopper stash can be put to good use. So let the legacy of the weekend live on with these fun DIY wine cork vases: 

Wine-Cork-Vase

You will need:

  • Glass vases (cube shapes work best)
  • Lots of wine corks of a similar length (no judgement!)
  • Heavy duty craft glue

Method:

  1. Lay your corks out on one side of your vase until you find a mix that looks relatively uniform in size. You may need several columns of corks depending on the width of your vase. You can neaten up the lengths using a knife if required. 
  2. Glue the corks on one side of the vase by adding a generous dab of glue (but not too much that it oozes out!) to the cork and hold it in place for a few seconds  to allow it to dry. If you need to make some adjustments you will have some time before the glue dries completely to make your changes - try and make sure the corks are all evenly positioned on the vase and all flush together while the glue is still wet.
  3. Once your first side is dry move onto the next one and repeat the above step until your vase is covered. 
  4. Gluing corks vertically down the side is the finishing touch - thicker corks are best for the sides. You may need to cut the top cork to the correct length for your vase. 
  5. Once fully dry fill with flowers and display proudly!