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30 Days of Creativity: Day 11 – Wine Cork Spa Mat

2011 June 11

This is the ultimate craft to marry recycling, wine, typography and showers. I’ve been saving my wine corks for a long time, just waiting for the right use to come along. When I came across Craftynest’s great wine cork bath mat, I couldn’t wait to start my own. I’ll admit I’ve been living without a bath mat for the past three years, because I just never found the right one. There are a few reasons the bath mats out there didn’t fit my needs: 1. They slipped all over the floor and didn’t stay put, 2. The ones that do stay put are often those grandma-esque carpet kind, and they’re just not my style, 3. I have a very small space in which to use a mat, so a custom size was in order.

All you need for this project are the following items:

  • wine corks (I used about 100 and my mat measures 21″x14″)
  • hot glue
  • grip liner without holes (the type used to line drawers and cupboards)
  • knife
  • cutting mat or cutting board

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5 Responses leave one →
  1. June 12, 2011

    This is amazing! I have been saving my corks for a bulletin board but may have to do this instead (or in addition – as I have A LOT of corks too!).

  2. July 12, 2011

    Bah, I gave away all my corks when we moved (I had been saving them for ages to make a bulletin board and then decided I never would), now I wish I still had them. Still…how long can it take to drink 100 bottles of wine…erm, I mean collect 100 corks. ;-)

    Your mat is so fun!

  3. May 22, 2013

    I need to buy a hot glue gun

  4. Justine permalink*
    May 22, 2013

    I didn’t do this last time, but I’ve read that if you steam the corks they will cut easier. This is not in English, but there are pics here:

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