Stilettos and Diapers: DIY: Wine Cork Placecard Holders

7.23.2012

DIY: Wine Cork Placecard Holders

DIY: Placecard Holders

With my sister-in-law's wedding just 2.5 weeks away, I am busily working on all sorts of crafty things for the ceremony and reception. This weekend, I worked my little fingers to the bone for these wine cork place card holders. 

For someone that has a massive bag a few extra wine corks lying around, it was a no brainer to make them. It was a pretty simple task, too, even if my fingers were a bit sore this morning. 

You'll need:
Corks
Exacto knife
Hack saw 
Cardstock in your choice of color

First task, is slicing off a bit of the cork off so that they stand up. It does't take too much and I just used an exacto knife. I looked at the design of the cork first and decided where to cut based on what I wanted to show when it was standing.
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Next, stand the cork up and cut a straight slice down the center, going about half the depth of the cork. 
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That slice isn't wide enough to easily get the card in without bending it. So using the thin cut as your guide, place the cork on a hack saw and gently cut, making sure not to go too deep. 
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You could also cut down into the cork, but I found moving the cork was easier than moving the saw. Also? Don't drink wine while using the saw. My fingernail barely lives to tell this tale. 
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We'll be using brown card stock with silver wording for the wedding. My SIL also decided to do 1 card for each couple, which meant I only had to make 80 of these bad boys. 
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These would be perfect for a dinner party, or even to use as food labels. I'm sure I'll be making some more to keep on hand!
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