Take a look at 7 creative uses for wine corks that will have you looking at them in a whole new light. Who knew that wine corks could be so fun?

If you enjoy wine, chances are you have a handful of wine corks stashed somewhere. There are so many creative uses for wine corks that you can try, so if you aren’t saving them, now is the time to start. Take a look below at 7 creative uses for wine corks that will have you looking at them in a whole new light. Who knew that wine corks could be so fun? Here is how you can get started!

Garden markers

Poke a wine cork onto the end of a dowel rod or even an old fork. Write the name of the planting on the cork with marker. Then, press the rod or fork into the ground. It makes the perfect garden or plant marker so you never get confused again.

While you are in the garden, you can even start seedlings inside of larger wine corks. Just carve out the inside, add some dirt, and add your seedling. This is especially great for succulent starts.

Mini boats

Make a small triangle out of scrap paper. Tape it or glue it to a toothpick. Then, poke the toothpick into the wine cork. Place the cork in water and watch the mini boat float. Kids will love this simple and hands on activity. If you wish, you can even use craft paint to paint your boats.

Place card holders

Make your next dinner party fun with wine cork place card holders. All you need to do is take a knife and make a slit at the end of the cork. Then, slide a card with the guest’s name into the slit. It should stand up nicely, letting each guest know where to sit.

Pin cushion

Decorate your wine cork with some craft paint. Then, poke pins and needles directly into it. The cork will hold them in place nicely, and you don’t need to worry about lost sewing supplies anymore.

Fridge magnets

Hot glue a piece of magnet (found at local craft stores) to the wine cork. Then, just place it on your fridge. It is such a cute way to hold memos and photos in place.

Mini stamps

Take a knife and carve a shape into the end of the wine cork. Press the cork onto a stamp pad and then onto paper. Your design will be imprinted onto the paper. This is a fun craft for kids or even for ladies’ night!

Cork board

Glue dozens of corks side by side and in rows to create a cork board. Add a ribbon to the back for hanging and you have a quick and easy memo station.

Who knew wine corks could be so much fun? Give these creative ways to use wine corks a try and you will never throw them away again.