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debtea2
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deborah
nutley nj
USA
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Posted - Feb 17 2013 :  7:18:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have alot of corks and am always looking to repurpose so I thought I'd share with you all some ways to do that
heres acouple of great ideas for reusing corks
1.Floor Savers: Slice the cork into small disks and attach to the bottom of furniture, chairs, and other items that could scratch the floor. (This technique is also good on cupboard doors to prevent them from slamming).
2.Keep wine corks in rubbing alcohol in a sealed jar (stored away from the fireplace of course). Just before lighting a fire, toss a few in under the kindling.
3.Garden Mulch: Grind your corks up in a food processor and add to your garden bed. The cork will retain moisture and mulch your garden effectively.
4.Make a cork trivet. Buy a picture frame and glue the corks to it.
blessings deborah
I'm sure there are many more but this is just a few.
any other ideas would be welcomed..
FYI I don't drink that much..LOL.
Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings! ~Author Unknown


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Edited by - debtea2 on Feb 17 2013 7:23:17 PM

beccaroo
True Blue Farmgirl

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Rebecca
Grand Prairie Texas
USA
68 Posts

Posted - Feb 18 2013 :  05:51:43 AM  Show Profile  Send beccaroo a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
You could add a chain or string to the top, then add beads and or charms to the bottom. It makes a cute window decoration, or cute gift.

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debtea2
True Blue Farmgirl

1793 Posts

deborah
nutley nj
USA
1793 Posts

Posted - Feb 18 2013 :  12:11:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks

Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings! ~Author Unknown


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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

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CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
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Posted - Feb 18 2013 :  6:52:41 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
There are oodles of ideas for corks and I have oodles of corks . . . I just don't have time to pursue anything creative with them . . yet!
Maybe sometime!
CJ

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Edited by - ceejay48 on Feb 18 2013 6:52:58 PM
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debtea2
True Blue Farmgirl

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deborah
nutley nj
USA
1793 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2013 :  09:53:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found the make good pincushions ...
I also saw a birdhouse made of cork
that could be fun..
I know they make great trivits and coasters too

Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings! ~Author Unknown


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brightmeadow
True Blue Farmgirl

2040 Posts

Brenda
Ray Township Michigan
USA
2040 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2013 :  09:59:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's some interesting ideas:

http://www.addicted2decorating.com/wine-cork-crafts-and-diy-decorating-projects.html

You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands - You shall be happy and it shall be well with you. -Psalm 128.2
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debtea2
True Blue Farmgirl

1793 Posts

deborah
nutley nj
USA
1793 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2013 :  6:29:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
brenda
great site so many cool ideas..thanks

Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings! ~Author Unknown


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Jbrabner
Farmgirl at Heart

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Joyce
Cleveland Hts Ohio
USA
2 Posts

Posted - Aug 10 2013 :  11:54:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If they are all the same kind or at least all the same length, glue them side by side to something like a sheet of Masonite or heavy cardboard and there's your bulletin board. Also good knitting needle and other sharp tool tips, like exactly knives you wind up storing with pencils-- ouch!
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jaimeyleigh
True Blue Farmgirl

53 Posts

Jaimey
Draper UT
USA
53 Posts

Posted - Sep 02 2014 :  7:26:46 PM  Show Profile  Send jaimeyleigh a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I love these tips! I have a huge jar of corks waiting to be used for something. I saw someone poke holes in the top of the cork and put a succulent inside. They hot glued a magnet to the back of it and hung it on their fridge. Make your kitchen nice and green. :)
Jaimeyleigh
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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

585 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
585 Posts

Posted - Aug 10 2019 :  7:32:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I made some coasters out of corks. They turned out cute. I also seen a pattern for a boot rug made out of corks cut in half. I haven't tried that yet but it sure was pretty.

Lori Beck
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