If you are a wine drinker then wine cork crafts are some of the cheapest DIY’s you can make and include in your wedding. Once you finish off a bottle of wine the corks simply go to waste, so why not reuse them in wine cork crafts! There are many different wine cork crafts out there including bulletin boards, vases, and mini planters. But today I am going to show you how to create super simple DIY champagne cork place card holders for your wedding. Since New Years Eve just ended I chose to use champagne corks but these DIY place card holders could easily be made with wine corks as well. Read on to learn how to create these DIY champagne cork place cards!
How To Paint Cork
Cork is an absorbent material that quickly soaks up paint but don’t let this deter you from painting it! I used spray paint but you can easily use acrylic or latex. To get a solid cover of paint on cork you will need about 3-4 layers. Because of this spray paint is the faster method and the one I recommend.Once you’ve painted your cork use a sawzall blade and saw a thin line in the top of your champagne cork. While you can use a razor knife, I recommend using a sawzall blade for this project as the cork is small and you will be cutting close to your fingers. A sawzall blade is easier to handle and is much safer than a razor knife.Champagne corks naturally have a smooth bottom so they should stand on their own. If any of your champagne corks are wonky, use a bit of sandpaper to even out the bottom. Print out place cards onto card stock and insert into your DIY champagne cork place cards to finish.No one can drink 100+ bottles of champagne or wine on their own. So if you are looking to make a lot of these DIY champagne place cards for your wedding there are a few creative ways you can collect cork. I recommend asking restaurants or bars if they could save their corks or you could ask a wedding venue or bartending service for their corks. By collecting used cork, these DIY champagne place card holders become an eco-friendly and budget-friendly wedding DIY!
Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis