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Cork Display Tray

Updated on July 15, 2015

Use Those Wine Corks

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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!

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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?

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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.

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      sheriangell 3 years ago

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

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      Nathalie Roy 3 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).