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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wine Cork and Embroidery Hoop Trivet

Wine Cork and Embroidery Hoop Trivet

I saw this cork trivet on Pinterest a while ago made with wine corks and a metal hose clamp from the hardware store. I thought that it would be fun to make one with an embroidery hoop.

What you need:
About 40 wine corks
A 6 inch wooden embroidery hoop (just the outside piece)
Piece of cardboard
Piece of felt
Hot glue gun

First, I decided to dye all of my wine corks purple. I simple put a thin layer of cheap red wine in the bottom of a small cookie sheet and then placed the corks face down. I let them soak overnight. They ended out being all different shades of purple.

Next, I let them dry for a little while on a piece of foil. They smelled a little bit like old wine, but after I rinsed them and dried them the smell disappeared.

I then arranged them inside of the outside piece of a 6 inch embroidery hoop. I used 40 corks. Once the hoop is stuffed full of corks, I tightened it as much as possible. Some of the corks in the middle were still a little bit loose, but it did not matter.

I flipped over the trivet and hot glued a thin cardboard circle (from a cereal box), slightly smaller than the hoop. Next, a glued a circle of felt (same size) on top of the cardboard. Now all of the corks are secure.

Now I have a fun place to set pots in the kitchen. This would also make a fun, cheap, and easy Christmas gift.

This post was originally posted at Young and Crafty.


  1. Great idea! I love that you dyed the corks with wine. This would be a great gift for the wine lover who has everything. New follower from Young and Crafty

  2. This is great idea. The world of wine is a wonderful world of flavors, food pairing, vintages, grape varieties, growing regions and fun. It brings on laughter, camaraderie, sharing, good times, mellow times and friendship. and for the best of wine gifts your idea is great dealing with.

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  3. I have seen this idea on pinterest too-your trivet looks fabulous! Great job.

    I have posted about a few of my favourite pins on my blog so if you have 5 Minutes to spare please pop by! I would be honoured if you could also link up your post to my weekly Pinning and Singing Pinterest Linky Party as this post is just fabulous! I have also created a Pinning Bloggers Master List at my blog that you might be interested in joining.

    Best wishes and happy pinning!
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  4. This is fabulous! I'd love for you to link up to my Fresh Linky Party!!

  5. so cute! I made some wine cork magnets a couple weeks ago. I hope you will link this up to Totally Inspired Tuesdays at The Inspired Collection tomorrow!


    Kelli @

  6. I like this-I have a ton of corks and couldn't figure out how to hold a trivet together well (besides glue), but this is a great solution. Pinning this :)

  7. Great idea to put those corks to good use!

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  8. what a great idea!! i'm pinning this!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  9. Love this idea am already requesting my friend save me their wine corks :)

  10. How fun! Love using red wine to dye the corks. And an embroidery hoop - I would never have thought of that! I have saved wine corks and can't wait to try this :)

  11. Great idea! And how simple to make. I love that.
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  12. I love this idea! I have been trying to find somewhere local to buy wine corks so I can make crafts like this!

    I'd love for you to link up and share:

  13. Hi Rachel, what a neat idea. Of course it would help if you were a wine drinker so you could save the corks, LOL What do you do when you don't imbibe? Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  14. I've never seen this done withe an embroidery hoop most time they just glue them together...great tip. I actually posted ten way to reuse wine corks on my blog today

  15. I love it! So classy but simple. I featured one of your images in this week's "Weekend Inspiration." Of course, there is credit and a link back :) Thanks!


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