One of the most versatile and eco-friendly natural resources around just got more versatile and eco-friendly with cork flooring, wall paneling and more! Check out these 7 unique ways to use cork in home décor to see just how much you can do with this sustainable, renewable resource. No cork dummies here!
1) Cork tiles
Cork tiles are a decorative and functional way to add a natural element to your space. These thin, cork sheets can be cut into any shape and glued onto the wall, ceiling or floor. They’re easy to maintain, as they simply need an occasional wipe with a damp cloth. Plus, they offer excellent soundproofing properties so you won’t hear the neighbor’s dog barking anymore.
2) Cork coasters
Cork is durable and waterproof, making it a natural choice for coasters. The cost of this project is just $5 and they are so easy to make that you can whip up a set in an hour. All you need is some cork (available at any craft store) and a hot-glue gun. Simply cut your cork into small circles or squares and adhere them over the top of the coaster with your glue gun.
3) Old wine bottles as vases
For an eco-friendly way of transforming old wine bottles into new vases, try this simple DIY. Cut the bottom off an empty wine bottle and place it upside down on a jar. Fill with water and add flowers or greenery. You can also use a piece of string as a decorative element around the neck of the bottle for added detail.
4) Printed cork board background
Printed cork boards are a fantastic way to decorate a space with a natural, eco-friendly material. The boards are made by printing your desired images on cork and then adhering the printed pieces onto a cork board backing. These boards can be used as decoration for any room of your home, but they’re especially perfect for the kitchen or office.
5) Bottle stopper key rings
A great way to reuse old wine bottles is by turning them into a bottle stopper key ring. You can use corks of different colors and shapes for an interesting effect. It’s also easy for the person receiving the gift to find their key ring when it comes time to put it on their wrist or in their purse, because it will be right next to all of their other keys.
With this quick and easy project, you’ll have a unique decor item that will be treasured for years to come!
6) Wine bottle cutting board
We love this DIY project that shows you how to make a wine bottle cutting board out of an old cork. First, you have to cut off the neck from the bottle, then trim it down so it’s flat. Finally, drill two holes and put a dowel through them to make handles for the cutting board.
7) Wine glass charms as jewelry
If you’ve ever had a glass of wine, chances are that you have seen the charms that some wines come with. These charms can be used as jewelry and are perfect for adding a bit of flair to any outfit. Simply attach one or two wine charms to a necklace, bracelet, anklet or earring studs and voila – instant chic.
The best part is that they’re not just for adults; kids love them too!