DIY Wine Cork Hot Pads…

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Hey there…I hope y’all are doing well. I was super fortunate and had a couple of days off with Honey Bee – a rare treat. If you follow Jenn and I on Instagram then you saw just a tiny glimpse of highlights. It was a whirlwind of a trip – we drove country backroads and saw some amazing sights…beautiful farm land, lots of vintage houses, roadside vegetable markets and lastly the ocean. We then ventured to the lake where we met up with some wonderful friends and spent time catching-up, laughing, toasting and creating new memories!

Now I’m refreshed and ready to get back to my projects – like this one for DIY Wine Cork Hot Pads 🙂

Those of you that know me – or follow along our blog know that I love wine. I usually keep all of my corks and display them in my kitchen and dining room or make crafts with them. Now, before you take me to a meeting you need to know that each week my Honey Bee and I go to our favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant. Our favorite server gives me a bag of corks each time we visit. I am always grateful that at the end of our meal she presents me with my bag of treasures.

A few years ago I was browsing Pinterest and saw these super easy and functional hot pads made with wine corks. Unfortunately, I can’t find that feed. I am creating from memory of how I think the hot pads were made and my apologies to the creator of this craft.

Now, keeping it real – this is usually what I place hot baking dishes and casseroles on:

Easy DIY Wine Cork Hot Pad - just use a clamp and leftover wine cork and hot glue.Pretty sad, right? Time to get busy. I went to the Home Depot and bought some clamps. They were located on the same aisle as PVC pipe. They were very inexpensive – the medium size were $1.00 and the large size $1.50

Easy DIY Wine Cork Hot Pad - just use a clamp and leftover wine cork and hot glue.Here is just a small sampling of my wine corks…

Easy DIY Wine Cork Hot Pad - just use a clamp and leftover wine cork and hot glue.Let’s get started…

Easy DIY Wine Cork Hot Pad - just use a clamp and leftover wine cork and hot glue.The first thing I did was loosen the clamp. I then began adding corks around the interior of the run, making sure that the corks were very close together.

Easy DIY Wine Cork Hot Pad - just use a clamp and leftover wine cork and hot glue.I kept adding wine corks until the ring was full.

Easy DIY Wine Cork Hot Pad - just use a clamp and leftover wine cork and hot glue.As an added measure of securing the corks in place, I fired up my hot glue gun…

Easy DIY Wine Cork Hot Pad - just use a clamp and leftover wine cork and hot glue.…being sure to add hot glue between all of the corks.

Easy DIY Wine Cork Hot Pad - just use a clamp and leftover wine cork and hot glue.

Easy DIY Wine Cork Hot Pad - just use a clamp and leftover wine cork and hot glue.Once this was complete, I slid the clamp up to the middle of the corks and tightened it into place.

Easy DIY Wine Cork Hot Pad - just use a clamp and leftover wine cork and hot glue.Isn’t that cute? And the best part is that this project is super easy, inexpensive and quick to make. My kind of project!

Easy DIY Wine Cork Hot Pad - just use a clamp and leftover wine cork and hot glue.Medium and large…

Easy DIY Wine Cork Hot Pad - just use a clamp and leftover wine cork and hot glue.I guess now I have to cook…or just open a bottle of wine 🙂

Easy DIY Wine Cork Hot Pad - just use a clamp and leftover wine cork and hot glue.

DIY Wine Cork Hot Pads - very easy and inexpensive project. All you need is wine corks and metal hardware clamps and a bit of hot glue.

What is your favorite craft project using wine corks?

XO~Vicki

32 Comments

  1. These are awesome ladies! These are going to be so b Andy during the summer. I can’t wait to make my own. Thanks so much for sharing this easy to follow tutorial

    1. Thanks CoCo – you know I love my wine…and corks 🙂 These hot pads are great. I use them daily – i love that they can hold the heat and they keep the dish elevated off of the table. Hope you decide to make some for yourself!

  2. Liz Bonin says:

    Cute! And quick-my favorite thing in a project. 🙂

    1. Yes Liz! I couldn’t agree more – love a quick project. Now I wish I had that giant wine glass that you and I saw while you visited Atlanta 🙂

  3. Adorable! And lord knows I have enough corks to use 🙂

  4. Quick, easy but looks great…that’s my kind of project! Adding clamps to my Home Depot list right now. Have a great day ladies!!

    1. Hey Angie…thanks so much! You will love how simple this project is! Let us know how it goes!

  5. Vicki and Jen, these are adorable! I love them standing up like that with the great silver clamp. Fabulous. I have some I bought a while back where they are laying flat on a ceramic piece but yours are much cuter. That’s so sweet that the server saves you corks at the restaurant. I love that. Have a great day Lisa

    1. Hey Lisa – Yes, our server is so very sweet. each week she packs up a large bag for me 🙂 this project really is super simple – my favorite kind!

  6. Vicki and Jen,

    These are so cute! I was just telling my husband, as he nodded aimlessly, that I wanted to find a couple of cute trivets. We only have one and it’s just not doing the trick. Now I think I’ve changed my mind! I’m going to have to make them! Thank you for sharing!

    Cat

    1. Hey Cat – thanks so much! we hope you do give this project a try! It is super simple and easy to make. If you have access to the wine corks the rest is easy-peasy!

    1. Hey Amanda – we have more wine corks than we should admit 🙂 Thanks os much for stopping by !

  7. I love these, and love that it’s such a simple project, but adds some unique charm! Upcycled projects are my favorite.

  8. What a cute and functional idea…Pinned! We would love for you to share with us at Party in Your PJs, our weekly Link Party!

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  10. How clever! This makes a very unique hot pad. Thanks for sharing!

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