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Project Idea: How to Make a DIY Wine Cork Bathmat

Below is a guest post by Olive Moore, a writer, owner of Prompt Cleaning Services and a creative person who is trying to live a bit more eco-friendly. 

We know that leftover wine corks are great to reuse in fun projects like holiday decorations, amazing portraits, and even table settings. Now here’s how to make a DIY wine cork bathmat that will look great in a number of bathroom styles, from modern to rustic. It’s not difficult to do and the supplies you will need are easy to find, and cheap!

How to Make a DIY Wine Cork Bathmat

For making your own bathmat from recycled wine corks, you will need around 150-200 wine corks. These are easily found from saving up over time, used bottles of wine from friends, discount stores, or by asking nearby restaurants or catering companies if they have surplus. Photo: Amelia Sommer.

Use warm water and soap to clean your wine corks. This will remove dust, wax and any other build-up. For cleaning wine stains, soak the corks in a solution of water and a small amount of bleach for one night. Rinse them well afterwards and let them dry. All corks should be clean and dried out well before you start working with them.Continue Reading

Corn Husk Crafts & Other Fun

You’ve probably heard of a corn cob pipe, but there are other ways to reuse other parts of leftover corn by creating corn husk crafts. It’s a treat when corn is in season. Grilled or steamed, nothing beats the taste of sweet corn all on its own, or with butter. But when your down cleaning…Continue Reading

DIY Projects & More with Homegrown Collective

Thanks to David Soref for this post about our affiliate partner, Homegrown Collective. Tempted to try your hand at homesteading? Maybe grow your own bean and broccoli sprouts, make echinacea and St. John’s wort tinctures, or brew up your own batch of kombucha? DIY projects like these can be fun, empowering, and economical ways of…Continue Reading

Get Creative with Pine Needle Crafts

Pine needles may seem like a nuisance when they’re falling off your Christmas tree, but there are some really neat things you can make using them. You may step over them on your walk through the park, but next time take care to see if you might be able to collect some fragrant pine needles…Continue Reading

Fun Fall Bird Feeders Made from Sunflowers

There’s still plenty of time to recycle creatively this season. Just because sunflowers are no longer in full bloom doesn’t mean they can’t be useful and decorative. A recent trip to a farmer’s market lead to the discovery of this idea that was just begging to be shared! The bird feeders below are great examples…Continue Reading