Easy DIY Cork Trivet
Do you have a bunch of corks kicking around that you don’t know what to do with? I have an easy DIY cork trivet craft for you to use them on! These are super handy to have in the kitchen and dining room and I love how they look.
These can be used to set hot pots and pans on or they also work really well to hang on the wall as a cork board.
How many corks you need will depend on the size trivet you want. Same for the size of the zip tie. You do want to use the real corks for this and not the ones that are plastic wrapped a sponge-like middle. You also want to be sure to use ones that are all about the same size and length.
Cork Trivet Supplies Need:
- Corks (I used 35 to make my 5 1/2 inch trivet)
- Wire Cutters or Sharp Knife
- Long Zip Tie (I used a 24″ for my 5 1/2 inch trivet)
The first thing you want to do is put the end of the zip tie through the other end. Click it down just a few times to lock it in place.
Then lay it on a flat surface. Start putting the corks in one by one so they are standing up. You may want to make sure all the wine-stained ends are on one side. That way you can put it on the bottom so you don’t see it if you do not like that look. Keep going until you have it full.
Then start to tighten the zip tie. Before you snug it all the way, slide it up so that it is in the middle of the corks then pull it as tight as you can.
After it is tight, you may find there are spaces with a little wiggle room. If you have that, wedge another cork down in that gap. You want to have everything so snug that it stays in place.
After you are down, you can use the wire cutters or sharp knife to cut off the extra end of the zip tie. After you do that, you are done! You now have a nice new cork trivet to use.
Like this cork craft? Here are a few others to check out.
- DIY Bracelet Made From Upcycled Wine Corks
- DIY Cork Earrings
- Cork Craft – DIY Wine Cork Paper Clip Keychain
- DIY Wine Cork Plant Markers