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Cork Craft Box

Updated on August 26, 2016

Wine Bottle Cork Desk Box

So fun and so Cute.
So fun and so Cute. | Source

Wine Bottle Cork Desk Box

Your son would be thrilled to hide his secret treasures in this cute cork box. The little girls of your home would welcome a new jewelry box. Your potpourri would find a welcome home in it. This cork box is a great conversation piece for any room.

How to upcycle wine corks to build Cork Desk Box

Step 1&2. This is the top and bottom of cork box.
Step 1&2. This is the top and bottom of cork box. | Source
Step #3 sides of cork desk box
Step #3 sides of cork desk box | Source
Step #4  ends of wine bottle cork desk box
Step #4 ends of wine bottle cork desk box | Source
Top view of finished bottom of desk box. If you would like this desk box bigger just add more rows to the top and bottom of the box.
Top view of finished bottom of desk box. If you would like this desk box bigger just add more rows to the top and bottom of the box. | Source
Step #5 Cut corks in half and glue flat side to top of box.
Step #5 Cut corks in half and glue flat side to top of box. | Source
Gluing flat sides to the top of cork box is easiest done by laying the top flat on a table and glue the sides as shown here.
Gluing flat sides to the top of cork box is easiest done by laying the top flat on a table and glue the sides as shown here. | Source
All done and so cute. Makes a great upcycle gift.
All done and so cute. Makes a great upcycle gift. | Source

How to build a Wine Cork Desk Box

This cork project is similar to the wine cork plant container box except there will be a lid to build for it.

Materials needed to make a 3 ½ inch x 5 ½ inch box

58 corks

hot melt glue gun

2 –8 inch glue sticks

coping saw

heavy work gloves

cutting board

  • Step 1: Glue 3 corks end to end. Repeat 11 times to make 12 sets of 3 corks.
  • Step 2: Glue 4 sets from step 1 together ,side by side, to make the lid of the box. Repeat step 2 once to make the bottom of the box.
  • Step 3: Glue 2 sets of 3 corks together (side to side) to make one side of the box. Repeat for other side of your box. Then, glue one side to the 3 cork side of the bottom of the box from step 2. Repeat for other side.
  • Step 4: Gluing 2 corks horizontally on top of each other can fill in the hole in the end of the box. Repeat for other end.
  • Step 5: Wear the heavy work gloves and using your cutting board cut 11 corks in half lengthwise with the coping saw.
  • Step 6: Place the lid from step 2 on top of the cork box you have built. Start at one end of your lid and glue the top cut side of the cork to first cork on the left side of the lid. Continue gluing on cut corks until skirt is completed. (See picture.) This skirting will hold the lid in place. You can reinforce lid by making a bead of glue around inside wall of skirting. It is a good idea to let the lid dry completely on top of the box.
  • Step 7: You can now cut a cork in half horizontally and trim the cut side of it to a point so it will glue between the 2 rows of corks on the lid for the handle. Place the box in any room and enjoy.
  • It is always a good practice to upcycle and repurpose your found objects into art or useful utensils to save money in your home. I save everything because you never know when you will need it. I guantee the minute you throw it away, you will find a use for it or need it. Thanks a lot for reading and have a great day.

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love your spirit Carol. Cheers and thanks for your comment and pinning my friend.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Corks are great for so many crafty things. We have quite a few..guess I should get started. Going to pin this for others to enjoy and me also.

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ Kathryn Stratford Thanks a lot for your comment. I am having fun, I like to build things. You have a great day also!

      @ ChitrangadaSharan Thank you for the compliment and coming back so soon.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi suzzycue!

      I remember my kids playing with Lego.

      Thanks and keep up the creative work!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Wow, you are getting quite the collection of cork craft hubs! I will have to remember to save my corks.

      Thanks for sharing this with us, and have a wonderful day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      ChitrangadaSharan Thanks a lot for sharing and pinning. I have fun building these cork projects. They are sort of like playing with Lego. Lego is plastic building blocks that snap together and some people got real creative with it and built huge monuments. Do you remember Lego?

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Really cute and looks so ethnic! You are so wonderful with wine corks!

      Thanks for sharing--voted up and pinned!

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ rose-the planner. Thank you for your compliment and your votes.

      @Faith Reaper Thank you for every thing you do.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, what a lovely box to place upon one's desk!

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      What a wonderful and creative project! I love the finished product. Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ thumbi7 Thanks for all your comments votes and sharing. I appreciate it.

      @peachpurple Thanks a lot for comments and votes. I appreciate your support.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      another clever idea using wine corks. Voted up

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      JR Krishna 4 years ago from India

      You are very creative.

      The box has come out beautiful.

      Voted up and shared