ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Cork Display Tray

Updated on July 15, 2015
Virginia Allain profile image

Eclectic is a good word for the many interests of retired librarian, Virginia Allain. Crafts, gardening, genealogy, travel, and more...

Use Those Wine Corks

Source

I've made a number of trivets with wine corks, but this one is going to be a surprise for someone this Christmas. (don't worry, they won't find this page)

I've been saving corks for the past ten years, so I have plenty to fill this lazy susan. The best part of having a big selection of corks on hand is I can be very selective on the condition and designs.

For this project, I'm planning to use my stash of corks from Australia. We lived in Central Australia for three and a half years. Since we like wine with our meals, we sampled many different wines from across that marvelous country. I saved all the corks.

We took one vacation to the Barossa Valley in South Australia. It's a noted wine region and I remember well the tour of the Yalumba Winery. Of course, we bought some wine there to take back to Alice Springs with us. Jacob’s Creek is another wine that I saved corks from and Wolf Blass. Those are all Barossa Valley wines.

Another wine region in Australia is the Hunter Valley. We didn't travel there, but did try some of the wines including Lindemans, Rosemount and Hardys. Of course, now you can find many Australian wines on the shelves in American shops. One that we get now is Yellowglen.

I like that this kit has a thick plexiglas surface to cover the corks. Otherwise the varying levels of the corks would make a poor surface for setting something like a wine glass on. Under it all is a base with ball bearings so the whole thing swivels around.

Wouldn't this look great on your table!

.

Wine Cork Lazy Susan Kit

Wine Enthusiast Wine Cork Lazy Susan Kit
Wine Enthusiast Wine Cork Lazy Susan Kit

Here's the kit for the lazy Susan. If you have Amazon Prime, you get free shipping and two-day delivery on it.

It's a great way to use up my accumulation of wine corks. Won't this look great to put things on for a party buffet. I would like it for my breakfast table too. It would twirl around so we can share the granola container or the flax seed that we put on our yogurt.

 

My Cork Stash

Let your corks accumulate until you are ready to create something with them. I leave them on the counter overnight so the cork can dry out, then put it in my closed container.
Let your corks accumulate until you are ready to create something with them. I leave them on the counter overnight so the cork can dry out, then put it in my closed container. | Source

Are You Saving Wine Corks?

See results

Corks for Your Project and Other Kits

If you don't have any corks saved up, you can buy a batch. I'd suggest getting two batches to be sure you can pick and choose for the best look.

I don't have the nerve to ask my local bartender to save corks for me, so Amazon to the rescue.

Need More Corks?

Premium Recycled Corks, Natural Wine Corks From Around the US - 100 Count
Premium Recycled Corks, Natural Wine Corks From Around the US - 100 Count

Bet you never thought about buying a batch of wine corks. If you get impatient to start your project and don't have enough corks, then just order some from Amazon.

This batch has 100 corks in it.

 

Make Wine Cork Trivets to Coordinate with the Lazy Susan

Wine Enthusiast Cork Trivet Kit
Wine Enthusiast Cork Trivet Kit

If you want a smaller project to practice on, try this or maybe you have too many corks and need additional uses for them.

 

Want More Ideas for Wine Corks?

These videos will inspire you. You can also visit my page Wine Cork Crafts.

Need More Ideas?

© 2013 Virginia Allain

Tell Me about Your Plans for Your Wine Corks

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • sheriangell profile image

      sheriangell 

      4 years ago

      Such cool ideas! I think I have a new favorite hobby :)

    • FanfrelucheHubs profile image

      Nathalie Roy 

      4 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      Love the background image by the way. The cork tray looks good, I am pretty sure we have enough to make...a few of them (you know wine in France is so affordable).

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)