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Tutorial: Decorative Cork Bottle Stoppers

13 November 2012 4,482 views No Comment

by morena

Tutorial: Decorative Cork Bottle Stopper (via dollarstorecrafts.com)

I love projects that are quick and inexpensive to make, but that still have that "wow" factor.  This is one of them:  making your own decorative cork bottle stopper!  These toppers would make adorable hostess gifts or party favors.  You could make them in so many themes and styles.  I used a pack of mini foam gourds from Dollar Tree to make my fall themed wine stopper.  Here's how:

Project estimate:

  • Mini Foam Gourds, pack of 5 for $1
  • Cork, on hand or $1 and up
  • Threaded bolt (or a screw), on hand
  • Glue, on hand

Total:  $1 and up

Tutorial: Decorative Cork Bottle Stopper (via dollarstorecrafts.com)

1.  Start by making a hole in your cork.  (I used a nail and hammer for this.)
2.  Screw the threaded bolt into the cork, leaving part of the bolt exposed.
3.  Next, gently screw the foam gourd onto the threaded bolt.  If the gourd (like my pumpkin) won't sit flush, cut off some of the base.
4.  Remove the gourd.  Put glue (I used E-6000) in the hole you just made, and then place it back on the bolt.
That's it!  Wasn't that easy, and inexpensive, too?  If you can't find decorative foam shapes you like, try decorative knobs!  I used one that I found on clearance for $1.48 at World Market.  The cool thing with knobs is that they already have the threaded bolt attached, so all you have to do is insert it into the cork.
Tutorial: Decorative Cork Bottle Stopper (via dollarstorecrafts.com)
Don't worry if you don't drink wine.  They make adorable container toppers too!
Tutorial: Decorative Cork Bottle Stopper (via dollarstorecrafts.com)

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