I bet that every one of us has a trophy lying around somewhere, collecting dust. Wouldn’t it be fun to turn that old item into a fun useable piece? Here’s my solution: make a unique cork bottle stopper!
I have a plethora of trophies from my dad’s car show days, so I didn’t have to look far to find a trophy to work with. I have seen old trophies at thrift stores, though,so you should be able to find one. If all else fails, the pieces are very inexpensive to purchase from a trophy store.
- Trophy, on hand or $1 and up
- Bottle, on hand
- Cork, on hand
- Paint, on hand
Total: Free and up
Step one: Disassemble the trophy to remove the top.
Step two: Drill a small hole in the cork, and screw the trophy top into it. You can add glue if you want to, but I didn’t.
Step three: Paint the trophy top and the bottle. I used a chalky finish paint, but any glass paint or multipurpose paint would work, too. You could use spray paint, as well.
Optional: I used a metallic glaze to highlight the details and give the project some depth, but it looked great before I added the glaze. I’m adding this to my living room mantle so I wanted a bit of shimmer.
I like the stopper with the bottle as decor, but you could just make the wine stopper by itself. It would make a fun, unique gift idea, or a pretty decorative item for a party. Now, what to do with the rest of the trophy? Stay tuned…