Friday, August 19, 2011

GOT CORKS?...

so...a little while ago...i bought some corks off ebay...i say some...but that's an understatment...considering there are more like 200...which would fall into the "buttload" category...anywho...they are super cool...because they're all from french and italian wines...oh là là...

well...needed to figure out what do with 'em...and remembered a little keychain craftie a gal pal told me about...wine not finally try it out?....hee hee..did you catch that?...see...i said wine instead of...never mind...

wine cork keychain

these could not be easier!...go to your hardware store...yes...shopping for craft supplies there again...and get some screw eyes....

screw eyes

then head to a craft store...and pick up some of those split key rings...these are the smaller size...

key rings

put the key ring on the screw eye...then screw into the cork...try to find the center...if not...you'll have that crafting while drinking look!...lol...

winecork keychain

and we're done!...told ya that one was easy!...i ended up cutting some key shapes using my cricut and a design studio cut file....then stamped with a very appropriate sentiment from pink by design girls just wanna have fun set...

another variation on the idea that would be a great wedding favor idea is using champagne corks!...then just attach a little tag with the happy couples names and date!...

****check out my linky party directory to see where i'm linking to this week!...

19 comments:

cleverlyinspired said...

you mean like these?
http://cleverlyinspired.blogspot.com/2011/05/wine-cork-keychains.html

greenbean said...

cute!...yeppers...that's what i was thinking!...

Amy said...

Super cute and fun!

A Life Deliberate Soap Co. Blog said...

Another cool idea!

Jean said...

Great idea.

Jen said...

These would be great to have when the cop pulls you over for drinking and driving -- you can cork your bottle before getting out -- that way you don't get nailed for having an open container, too! LOL!!!! :)

Melody Lane Designs said...

Thanks for sharing! great idea.

Tanya said...

I once picked up a bag of corks from a restaurant that had been saving them. I envisioned a small shopping sack and was shocked to find a huge, industrial sized garbage bag full of thousands of corks. It felt wrong to throw them away, but I'd never use all of them. Finally, I found an ad posted by a woman looking for corks for wedding centrepieces, so now she has more than she needs, too!

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

This is such a great idea! I've been thinking about buying some corks because I just like them... but I was making myself wait until I had a few more ideas! : )

-Mel the Crafty Scientist

The Zoo Keeper said...

It may just be that I'm a keychain freak, but I LOVE this!!! Unfortunately, I don't drink wine... I could start cooking with it... Of course, I'll have to buy the expensive stuff to get a cute cork... How, Greenbean, how MUCH money will this one cost me!!! LOL. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to find the right cork (along with recipes to use the wine with! LOL)

Vanessa said...

Another excuse to drink wine...

Very cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

Madison said...

So simple and so cute! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Now I know what to do with all those corks! Thank you for the directions!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

Doreen said...

Ohmigoodness - how ADORABLE!!!! And, a PERFECT favor for my BFF to give away at her annual Wine Tastings! LOVE the inspiration! Thanks for sharing!
~ Doreen at http://whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com

Rose and Heather said...

I have a cork that I saved, I knew someday I would find something to make or use it for! Ta Da.. today is the day.
We would love for you to share this at our link party, Crafty Lassie Tuesday. It ends tonight at 5pm.
www.sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com
We are having a giveaway! Hope to see you there :)
Heather & Rose

Anne-Marie said...

What a cute idea! I love getting creative with wine corks. =)

Robin said...

How easy! I love this and I would love to see you link it up to Upcycled Awesome (we are also doing stashbusting projects :)

http://tinyurl.com/upcycled59

Cocobong Soaps said...

Thanks to A Life Deliberate Soap Co.Blog (it takes forever to write that name..) I found you wonderfully creative blog! So many great ideas you share! Thank you for that :)

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

I'm always looking for craft ideas for wine corks. This is a fun one! Thanks for linking it up :-) Featured here...
http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/2011/08/check-out-these-great-ideas.html

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