There are no shortage of cork projects out there in the web world. Suddenly I found myself creating a little tradition for what I make my mother - last year, I tackled these cork plant markers as a gift for her.
After pinning the cork trivet, I considered all of the different ways to make these kitchen helpers. A few examples:
The other big difference is that my corks are raised above the frame as opposed to sitting in it.
Although I had a healthy supply of corks on hand, many of them were the plastic-y material that didn't look right against the grain of the more traditional corks. And then of course there are the screw top bottles that don't get us anywhere! I had to rely on friends and family to help get the second trivet off the ground.
I added coverage on the bottom of the frame with more cork - this time the kind you can buy in a roll at Staples.
After just a few minutes, the job was done.....now on to that bottle of wine I had to uncork in order to finish....