Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wine Stopper DIY

Wine Stopper DIY
 These are so fun and easy to make.

 
    You will need corks...new or used.



Oh, SWEET ... look there is a cork from the bottle we had at the Baltimore on vacation years ago...



You will need small knobs 
I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby, they were 50% off. 



Please its ok ... I'm not embarrassed to say I screwed up!
Learn from my mistakes...
(See photo below)



You will need a drill to put the hole in the cork.
I tried an ice pick...did not work.



The bit size that worked best for me was 3/16




 Because I had a basket of corks, I dug and found the ones that were longer than the screw on the knob.

 
 Drill a hole in your cork...try to keep it straight and watch not to go to far. You do not want to drill into the counter top.

On second thought you may want to place it on a cutting board while drilling. Better safe than very sorry.

Take the nut and washer off.
(See photo below)


 Screw the knob into the cork...

 Finish by adding ribbons and  little charms.
How cute and easy was that?   
I think a little crystal bowl filled with these would be so pretty. 

       
                           


Linking up today with Creation Corner ,
go by these awesome parties to be inspired.

22 comments:

Sue said...

Oh, I luv these, Missy!! I am off to find some cute knobs this weekend. I have a HUGE box of corks. And no... I didn't drink all those bottles of wine! Just some of them. LOL

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Great DIY missy! I think corks are so neat and oh the possibilites are endless. Love what you did with yours ;)

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

LOVE them, pinned them! :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how cute is this idea. I just bought some of their knobs at HL and they do have some really cute ones. YOurs look amazing. Hugs, marty

Cheri said...

Very cool idea...love it.

Clydia said...

Those are so cute! Love them! Where did you get the little charms? XO

Artsy VaVa said...

I love this project! I have a wine stopper that has a vintage knob on it. I've wanted to try to make something similar but in my head I made it out to be so much more complicated. Thanks for the tutorial!!!

Niqui said...

What a wonderful idea!! Thank you (^^,)
xx

mississippi artist said...

Love these. One with a bottle of wine would be an awesome hostess gift.

Mrs. H said...

Very neat. This would make such a thoughtful gift!

Nook and Cranny said...

I LOVE these, so creative and beautiful.
I am inspired.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy said...

Love this! Thanks so much for linking it to my blog. I pinned you to the cbSocially pinterest board and tweeted it out on cbDIY. But I will also pin it to my personal pinterest board!

Jessica Kielman said...

These are to die for! I have plenty of corks, and the funny thing is mine are in a Southern Living at Home planter as well! I am hosting my first link party today, and would love for you to add this along with anything else you like!
http://www.mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/02/4-real-friday-link-party-1.html

Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

My Cottage Charm said...

Hi Melissa! :) Your comment on my anniversary post was so sweet! I hope TJ and I will eventually get a real honeymoon too, but even if we don't, I'm the happiest girl in the whole world just being married to him. :) I'm so blessed.
Oh...and I get tickled too when I think about having to "pretend" to drink the grape juice. We were laughing while we were doing it...it was hard not to get tickled when it was such a serious thing! lol :)
Love ya girlie!
Missy

Katherines Corner said...

Very pretty, thank you for sharing Thank you for linking up at Katherines Corner xo

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

These are so cute!! They would be great to include with a bottle of wine, as a hostess gift!! Target sells corks by the box full. I could make quite a few of these! Thanks for sharing!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Just checking in on ya! ha~

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These are so pretty, Melissa! Thanks for the tips on making one!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Adorable...I really gotta get one of these!!

Kelly said...

I love this idea! I just bought some of those knobs at Hobby Lobby and blogged about it today. I may try that out with the ones that look like a clock face. I just bought one to add to a drawer front and kept thinking I'd love to use more but didn't know where or how. Now, you have me thinking! Thanks for the great tutorial too.

Jessica Kielman said...

Thank you so much for linking up to my very 1st link party! 4 Real Friday #2 is live, and I would love for you to link up something new!

http://www.mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/02/4-real-friday-link-party-2.html

Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

aarond said...

I love the knobs on the wine corks. We have a winery about 15 miles away and I am going to Hobby Lobby tomorrow. I just joined your blog and hope you will join my new blog to read all about farm life, decorating, cooking, animals, projects, and lots more. Hope to see you there!