How to Make Wine Cork Chargers

For all you wine lovers out there, today we’re sharing how to make wine cork chargers.

wine cork chargers

I don’t know about you, but here at North Country Nest, we’re not ones to turn down a bottle of wine. There’s just something so calming about sitting down after a long day with a nice glass of vino and letting it all unwind.

Naturally, a few wine corks began to accumulate and the DIY’er in me started to think we could make something fun with them. I soon solicited the help from my grandma who then in turn asked all the ladies in her condo building. Within a month or two I had enough corks to get started… on something.

I happened to have a summer tablescape blog hop coming up and decided wine cork chargers would be the perfect addition to the table decor.

Wine Cork Charger

The Supplies

Wine corks

12×12 scrapbook paper

Hot glue gun

Microwavable container with water


Cutting board

The How-To

First, the wine corks need to be cut in half. To make the whole cutting process a little easier, microwave them with [not inside but scattered around] a bowl of water. The moisture makes the corks expand and easier to cut. I found the best time was between four and five minutes.

After cutting all your corks, start in a corner of the piece of paper and glue down each cork half.

Wine Cork Charger

I found that it works best when you use generally the same type of cork. You know, there’s the plastic-type ones and the real cork ones. When you mix and match, they don’t line up as nicely because of the varying sizes.

Work your way down until the entire piece of paper is covered.

Wine Cork Charger

I then went back and glued the ends together so the paper wasn’t so floppy.

Wine Cork Charger

And that’s it!

Wine Cork Charger

Now, if you need me, I’ve got another wine cork project to start collecting for 😉

DIY Wine Cork Charger

All my best,

Happy Notes copy    

About Kelly Snyder

Hi, I'm Kelly! We're tackling our first home renovation and would love for you to join us on our journey of reno projects, DIYs and home decor tips.

9 thoughts on “How to Make Wine Cork Chargers

  1. Great DIY project! thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty hope to catch up with you again next week! Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage

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