Easy craft idea: Wine cork trivet

Do you have a collection of corks you're not sure how to recycle? Make this easy cork trivet to protect your table from hot dishes!

By Mary Lou Kuipers
Photography by Marko Popovic

How to make a wine cork trivet
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Here's what to do with all those corks you collect from wine bottles. The best part? This wine cork trivet only takes about 10 minutes!

You can see a larger image of the trivet here!

Supplies:
6-inch (15 cm) square balsam board
6-inch (15 cm) square cork mat
4 6-inch (15 cm) long twigs
18 corks
Wood or craft glue

To make:
1. Glue balsam board to cork mat; let dry completely. Glue twigs along edge of balsam board, trimming to fit.

2. Glue corks onto balsam board (see photo); let dry completely.


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