Attempts At Domesticality: DIY Wine Cork Trivet

For a while now I've been collecting my champagne and wine corks in a glass vase, and although it's very Restoration Hardware-esque to keep them like this as table decor, I've got bigger plans in the works for these fun little guys...
Let me just start by telling you how ridiculous I looked in stilettos, cocktail attire and a sparkly headband at Lowes "Man-Land-Mecca". I was on my way to meet girlfriends...but I needed my clamps, dang it! So anyway, riddle me this: what do you get when you combine corks with plumbing clamps??
Yesssss it's the sexiest hot plate you've ever seen!! And not only is it super cute and original, but will withstand just about any pot or pan you place on it.And more importantly, curious husbands that try to figure out how they can take things apart.
If you're a real wine or champagne connoisseur (which I am so not) this is a creative way to showcase the types of wine's you've been entertaining with. In my case, it's a lovely showcase of all of the wines that have been on sale at Trader Joe's for the past couple of years.
 Here's my new trivet in action. So proud.
Here it is hanging out on it's stove-top digs, along with the ampersand I was telling you about in a previous post that has finally found a place to call home.
Do you have used corks laying around? Check out this link for more fun ideas about how to recycle them, and be sure to let me know if you plan to try this idea...cheers!! xx

6 comments:

Kristina @ spabettie said...

I LOVE this !!

growing up, my mom had a collection of corks... her plan was to make a trivet out of them - a BIG one, by the looks of it.. :D

I don't think she ever made anything out of them... I think she ended up getting rid of that collection?

I now have my own large collection... we were on a Smoking Loon kick a few years back, and I have a bunch of those bright orange plasticy corks ... I've always wanted to make something out of them...

Kathryn Cantrell said...

I love the repetition in these photographs- they're so, so lovely! thanks for posting, it's gorgeous!

Lonely Wife Project said...

Fabulous!!!

Emily said...

Ah! So adorable! Though I think you in your heels and fancypants clothes combing the aisles of Lowes would have made for a perfect photoshoot.

xo ♥ mimi said...

Thanks for the thoughtful comments, girls!! @Emily, I think you are right, might have to bring the hubby along next time to snap some shots in between laughter! haha

kisses xo

TamStyles said...

i love that idea..great idea.