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Wine Bottle Cork Crafts Square Candle Holder and Cork Garden Bench

Updated on March 28, 2015

DIY Wine Bottle Cork Craft Square Candle Holder

I gave this as a gift that is why the candle is still wrapped in clear wrap.
I gave this as a gift that is why the candle is still wrapped in clear wrap. | Source

DIY Wine Bottle Cork Garden Bench

So cute. Drink your bubbly!
So cute. Drink your bubbly! | Source

Wine Bottle Cork Square Candle Holder

I love these and when you have three together it really makes a statement.
I love these and when you have three together it really makes a statement. | Source
Bottom view
Bottom view | Source

Wine Bottle Cork Square Candle Holder

Square Candle Holder

Nothing trims up your square candles and says wow, when you light up this homemade cork masterpiece. Put three of these square cork candles, in different heights, together on your table to really make a statement in any room.

Materials:

45 corks

hot melt glue gun

2 –8 inch glue sticks

3 inch Square Candle


  • Step 1: Glue 5 corks side to side to make a row. Repeat twice to complete 3 rows of 5 corks each. Then glue the three rows together to make the square bottom of the candle holder.
  • Step 2: Glue 3 corks end to end. Repeat 5 times to make 6 sets of 3 corks each.
  • Step 3: Glue 2 corks end to end. Repeat 5 times to make 6 sets of 2 corks each.
  • Step 4: Take a set of 3 corks and glue them on top of the ends of the square bottom from step 2 (See Picture.) Then rotate holder to the left and glue on 2 cork set. Rotate left again and glue on 3 cork set. Rotate left a final time and glue on another 2 cork set to finish first row. Repeat step 4 three times to cover a 3 inch square candle. If your candle is taller add as many rows as you like.
  • Step 5: Add the candle to your holder and remember never to leave a lighted candle unattended.

DIY Wine Bottle Cork Garden Bench

Awesome for a spice rack
Awesome for a spice rack | Source

DIY Wine Bottle Cork Garden Bench

Garden Bench

This sweet garden bench can be made to any size by increasing the number of bench seat corks. You can put decorative flowerpots on it for an herb garden in your kitchen or display your favorite ornaments on it. The garden bench will look great in your patio garden or sitting beside an indoor fountain.

Materials:

22 corks roughly the same size

hot melt glue gun

2-8 inch glue sticks

4 champagne corks (optional)

coping saw/ work gloves

marine varnish(optional)


  • Step 1: Put on the work gloves and cut 2 Champaign corks and 6 other corks lengthwise in half using the coping saw.
  • Step 2: Glue 6 corks side to side to make the seat of the bench.
  • Step 3: Glue 3 corks end to end . Repeat once. Then glue one set of three to front side of bench seat from step 2.
  • Step 4: Find 4 corks the same size and shape and glue underneath four corners of seat. Now, you have the legs in place.
  • Step 5: Take your cut corks from step 1 and start gluing the cut side, tops of them to right hand corner of bench seat. Glue them side-by-side until they go all the way around the back and end up on left hand front of bench seat. This makes the bench skirting. (See picture.)
  • Step 6: Glue the 3 half’s of champaign corks to the top of the skirting at the back of bench seat approximately a ½ inch apart.
  • Step 7: Center and glue the other set of 3 corks from step 3 onto the top of champagne corks to finish the back of the bench.
  • Step 8: You finish this bench by gluing two corks on right and left sides on bench seat to complete the arms. (See picture.)



Tell me about your unique cork projects. All your comments and tips are welcome. Thank you for reading.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi suzzycue,

      What great ideas! Love the candle holder in particular as I am a candle nut!! LOL The seat is so cute too and definitely bookmarking this for using in the future when I have enough corks!! May see if local restaurants have the throw aways!! Voted up, useful, interesting, shared and pinned!!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi suzzy!

      I just love all of the ideas you come up with using corks. Always so clever and great pics too to show them off!

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks a lot @SuzieHQ. That is how I collected most of my corks. I asked my favorite restaurants to save them for me and when I went back to eat they would bring a paper bag of corks to the table. It was always so nice of them to do that!

      Thank you @Faith Reaper for all your encouraging words.sharing and votes. I appreciate your kind comments.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Suzzycue!

      Another wonderful creative idea to use wine bottle corks, into some beautiful art piece.

      Thanks for sharing--Voted up and pinned! I must thank you for repinning most of my pins. Thank you so much!

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      Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You are welcome ChitrangadaSharan. I like your cooking and your Indian Art work. Your comments are also appreciated. Have a great day. Did you try Bnews yet? I am doing great there.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi suzzycue!

      I am a bit preoccupied these days, but would join in near future. I am happy to know that you are doing great there.

      All the best!

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      Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks ChitrangadaSharan . Enjoy your day!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      This is really cute. Pinned.

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      Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Awesome Thanks a lot Glimmer Twin Fan .

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      Sanghita Chatterjee 3 years ago from Kolkata

      Awesome!! I am very inspired by your hub!

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      Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you Jaya Sanghita. I like inspiring people.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

      Beautiful Suzy, I just love the bench, did you make the figure sitting on it also?

      Voted up +and shared.

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      Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you Shyron E Shenko . No the little frog is cast iron. A gift from a friend and I love it. I appreciate the votes!

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