Saturday, January 7, 2012

Save your wine corks!

My friend Jodi saves all of her wine and champagne corks. If it was a special occasion, she writes that on the cork and includes the date. She then displays the corks in a very pretty tall glass cylinder in her kitchen. I loved the idea so I made one for us.  I bought this glass jar at Michael's with my 40% off coupon. I added a homemade tag and some lace - done.
I'm adding a handful of corks tonight from the holidays. I thought I would share this idea with you.  It is fun to look inside and see a cork from a bottle of wine shared from a "Girls Craft Night" or the champagne cork from "New Years 2011."  Plus, with all the great cork crafts out there, I've always got a few on hand. 

30 comments:

  1. Boy do we have wine corks, we are members of 6 wineries and live at the edge of wine country, I have corks in jars, baskets and I do create with them too! When I was pulling out the Christmas decorations, I found two LARGE bags filled with corks, LOL, they are overflowing!!

    xxoo

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  2. Ok, that is a great idea!! Everyone could do it, but what a fun gift for a newly married couple (I am thinking of my son, since he is getting married in November) they could journal their marriage with wine corks...cute! I would love to have coffee with you! I am open the week of the 16th, I have spinning classes on Tues & Thursday until 12:30, but even those days are doable, email me thepolkadotcloset@live.com

    Carol

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  3. Love the idea, but at the rate I accumulate corks, I can display them in a juice glass, and still have room for embellishments. I will have to put the word out for people to save them for me.

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  4. Great idea to document the special ones! Really cute container! xoxo

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  5. I too thought the cork idea was fantastic..I started out with a smallish glass jar, filled it, so moved to a bigger jar...filled it...so, well...I ended up with a huge jar overflowing with corks and decided maybe we drank too many bottles so I'd better stop this collection. I did love the look, but not the reminder that we'd gone through so many bottles. Please stop over and visit with me... I'd love to meet and greet you. Happy New Year! xoso Sandy

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  6. What a fun idea! I do save some, but never thought to write on them. Thanks!
    xo, Anita

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  7. Beautiful idea Vicki
    Your class look fantstic
    Hugs Alexandra

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  8. Dear Vicki, I love this idea of your friend`s, --I already have some corks saved for creative ideas, but writing on them,and then saving is a wonderful idea- and your glass looks so beautiful. Thankyou sweet friend.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  9. Thanks, Vicki. My daughter likes to save special
    occasion corks and she'll like this.

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  10. Great idea! Our dog ate our champagne cork from New Year's Eve !!! Darn dog! ;( Alyssa

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  11. Great idea and I love the look of corks, but hate wine. I know, weird, right? But my sons like wine, so I'll have them save theirs.

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  12. Great idea....I've haphazardly saved a few, but never thought about writing the history on them...Uh duh....what a simple and brilliant idea! ;o) Hope you have a great new week ahead! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  13. I have a special crystal bowl filled with them! My favorite are from France. Hubby brought a few bottles home from one of his Navy cruises~ I write on them, too! I love your Monogram Jar, so festive n' fun~ Cheers! Thank you for sharing~

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  14. Your dining room & puppies are so pretty!.....What a great idea about the corks!...I love your tag!

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  15. The idea of writing the occasion on the cork is great! Your jar is pretty -- and I'm sure will be a great conversation piece as it fills up!

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  16. Thank you for sharing this idea. I have been saving corks but just throwing them in a drawer...love this!

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  17. I need to get myself some of those! Beautifully decorated and a neat idea! :)

    Hugs,

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  18. This is such a sweet idea...so fun to look back on the happy gatherings...

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  19. How cute is this?!! I recently lost a friend who also collected her wine corks. Her son's decided they should be part of the funeral (displaying them next to her) - I know she would be smiling down at them from heaven...wine corks were in her soul (she was Italian)! Happy New Year to you dear!

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  20. what a great idea. i save all of my wine corks but have never written on them. i will now! too cute!

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  21. Wow what a great way to display the corks,mine will be filled slowly I'am afraid, we get a lot of those horrible plastic ones over here in England. Julie xxx

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  23. What a super idea, and a lovely way to remember those special Champagne / Wine moments!! Mandy x

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  24. Very cute idea. Silly me never saves the corks, but I will start now.

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  25. I LOVE your blog! I put a link to you on my blog: I'm just getting started again after being MIA on my own blog. Your tutorials and everything are superb!

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  26. What a terrific idea....thanks for sharing...and I love your stuff.

    Blessings,
    Cindy♥

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  27. Love the idea, thanks for sharing.

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  28. I just moved mine to a larger glass jar, I was running out of room. I love the texture and beauty of the corks. I steal mine from my parents! It makes me sad that my favorite wine layer cake is a screw top...it feels so Boonesfarm when I drink it:)
    Bristol

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