So, no one has any problems emptying their bottles of wine. (If you do, please feel free to ship any of those pesky bottles to me.) But, what about the corks? Most wine drinkers I know have at least one bowl, box or vase full to overflowing with orphaned corks. Why do we feel compelled to keep them? Do we need those little reminders of happy wine times? I mean, how often have you plucked a cork from the pile and remembered exactly what you were doing while you enjoyed the wine (special occasions, not included)? Some of us believe, erroneously, that one day we will make something with all those corks. One day. Meanwhile, they keep piling up. Ever since I was a child, my mom always told us she would make a cork raft and float away across the ocean, never to be seen again. While she does now live near the beach, she has still yet to set sail on the S.S. Ernest & Julio.
Well, I have my own cork collection and, being the crafty type, I do want to make something with them. There are tons of options.
All fairly pedestrian stuff. I want to try something different. Something that you don’t see every day.
I really like this bath mat. I bet it would have a massaging effect on your feet, too.
Now, this is a little more ambitious. Not very practical as a vase unless you use fake or dried flowers, which in my house are just called “dust collectors.”
Okay, here’s more along the lines of what I’m talking about.
That actually looks pretty comfy! Believe it or not, I don’t have enough corks to make a footstool, much less a whole chair, but this does give me something to work toward. Everyone needs a goal, right?
What about you guys? Done anything interesting with those wine corks that you can’t seem to throw away?
*click on the pics to go to the websites where they can be found