Put a Cork in It! – Part Fifteen: Trivet. Not Trivial.

by Nannette Eaton on July 26, 2010

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Wine Harlots drink a lot of wine, and have a dilemma.  Not about the wine consumption, but what to do with all the cork closures.  Join us while we find uses for the leftover corks.

What would a round-up of craft ideas for wine corks be without a trivet?  Of course, our suggestion is high-rent, not your ordinary trivet, created by the Morgan household, of the Drink What You Like fame.  It’s a full range-length trivet, with heat resistant foam bottom with small stone lifts at each corner to sit on the range.  Deluxe!

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photo courtesy of  Frank Morgan of Drink What You Like ©2010

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nanette May 5, 2012 at 6:31 am

I’ve been making these for years, someone makes the frames for me and I use Elmer’s wood glue with lasting results.
My question is: has anyone tried the plastic/rubber corks? I wonder about their heat-resistance. We are getting more and more synthetic corks- what can I do with them to save them from the trash???

The Wine Harlot May 23, 2012 at 6:25 am

Hi Nanette,

I wouldn’t use plastic corks for anything you want to be heat resistant — I’m thinking they will melt.
I haven’t seen any craft uses for plastic wine closures, either.
If I do, you’ll be the first to know.

All the best,

Nannette Eaton

Mac McClure May 29, 2012 at 11:04 am

When I hang pegboard I use the plastic corks as the spacer to keep the pegboard off the wall. Just glue it to the back and run the screw through the board and cork.

Patricia Whiting July 12, 2012 at 11:24 am

Glue your plastic wine enclosures onto a frame backing, hang it up and use it as a stick pin board. I have two of them. The frames are kind of fancy and I use stainless steel stick pins shaped like daisies. Gives notes and reminders a little class. lol

Kim Martin October 7, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Cut the plastic ones in half and attach magnetic strip to back and use as decorative refrigerator magnets.

Linda November 2, 2012 at 6:39 am

I want to make one for my parents for christmas… where do you get the frame for it? from a picture frame?? also if you could explain what you do for it step by step that would be greatly appreciated! 🙂

Betty February 6, 2014 at 12:54 pm

It would be simple to make but I have a question. What is the heat resistant foam you are using for the bottom?

Nannette Eaton February 8, 2014 at 9:39 am

Cork.

Madison May 9, 2014 at 6:08 pm

How big of a frame do I need and what are the step by step directions to make this? I am obsessed!

Andrea December 30, 2014 at 7:37 pm

I want to make one. where do you get the frame for it? from a picture frame?? also if you could explain what you do for it step by step that would be great!
What is the heat resistant foam you are using for the bottom? What kind of glue are you using?
Thanks

Connie October 15, 2016 at 4:19 pm

This is such a cool idea. I make a lot of my christmas gifts, and. We do the naughty santa exchange, this will be a gift everyone will want besides gift cards. It will be good for a wedding gift too. Something very different. I would like the step by step directions too. Thanks, Connie

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