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How to make this elegant wine cork trivet gift set...

(The finished product)

cork wreath

Don't have time or don't want to make these wine cork trivets yourself?

You can buy them already made for you here


Supplies Needed:

Approx 50 Wine Corks (you can purchase them here)
2' x 2' Sheet Of Poplar Or Oak 1/4" Plywood
6' piece of 3/4" Wood Trim
Wood Stain
1 Yard Of Satin Ribbon
Gorilla Glue
Saw & Wood Clamps

Here's how to make this wine cork wreath:

Step 1: Cut 4 pieces of 3/4" wood trim so that the outside edge of the pieces are 8 1/2" in length.

Cut the pieces on a 45 degree angle to make the outer frame of the trivet.

The inside edge should be 7" after the cut is made.

Step 2: Cut your 1/4" plywood into an 8 1/2" perfect square. This will be used as the foundation of your trivet so you have something to glue the corks onto.

Step 3: Using a strong glue (we used Gorilla Glue), attach the 4 moldings onto the plywood square.

Be sure the edges of the frame are flush with the plywood base to give a smooth finish. You may want to use some wood clamps to hold the wood in place while the glue sets.

Your trivet should look like the one to the left.

Step 4: Once the glue dries, you can stain the frame to match your cabinet color in your kitchen or use your choice of stain colors and/or paints.

Step 5: Using the same Gorilla Glue, begin attaching the wine corks to the base. Gorilla glue works well because it "foams" up a bit and wraps around the corks nicely.

We used an alternating pattern to give a unique appearance.

Step 6: Here is how your trivet will look once all the corks have been glued on.

Step 7: Next, you can make a smaller trivet using the exact same steps as explained in steps 1 through 6 above.

The only different is the size of the frame edge and base plywood. We used a
6 3/4" perfect square piece of plywood on the bottom and the wood trim was cut on a 45 degree angle measuing
6 3/4" on the outside.

Step 8: Once the glue on the second cork trivet dries, you can stack it on top of the larger trivet you made earlier.

Step 9: Tie a nice bow around the two trivets and present your wine cork trivet gift to someone you care about!

 

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