I came across this pin a while back, and was just waiting until I had enough corks to make it work. I'll be honest I have been saving corks for over a year now with the intention of completing a wine cork wreath. I did have to dig into my stash for this project, but I think it will be well worth it. So how did I make it?
1. For a medium-sized trivet, you will need approx. 50 - 55 uniformly sized corks and a 8- to 10-inch metal hose clamp (sold in the plumbing section of the hardware store).
2. Lay you clamp down on a flat surface. Arrange your corks inside the clamp, standing them upright and in tight circle. I set the right-side up of the corks on the bottom so I would have a flat surface in case some corks weren't the same size. I also strategically arranged the corks stained by red wine so that they weren't all clumped together. It made a nice designer touch to the trivet.
3. Raise your hose clam up a little until it is in the middle of the corks. Then tighten the clamp with a screwdriver to bind the corks together. I just kept tightening until I could pick up the trivet and the wine corks would not fall through. I then tightened a little more. If you have any excess clamp, you may want to trim with metal clippers.
4. Then flip over your trivet and enjoy!
I totally love how it turned out! When I am not using it for a hot pot or pan, I am planning on keeping one of my candles on it.
Today I'm linking up with Katey over at Keep Calm and Carry On and Steph over at a Beautiful Mess for their Saw It, Pinned It, Did It link up. Check it out for even more fun Pinterest projects!