Since making those yummy cake batter blondies, I decided to recreate another project I found on Pinterest that was originally created by Maine Seasons Events.
This time I went with something from my DIY board: a wine cork candle… thing. I don’t really know what to call it because I won’t necessarily be using it as a centerpiece… wine corks as candle filler? wine corks and a candle in a glass cylinder? I-drink-a-lot-of-wine candle decor? So I’ll just go with wine cork candle holder.
I didn’t have to look very far for wine corks. I’ve been saving them for a few years and displaying them in a large glass cylinder in our kitchen.
I was curious about how many corks I’ve collected, so I counted. The grand total? 292. No, I don’t have a drinking problem. Other people helped me drink some most of those 292 bottles of wine…
If you’re not a lush wine enthusiast like me, you could ask a local restaurant, banquet hall, or winery to save corks for you. You can also buy them (here) if you don’t want to mess with asking around.
I used the large glass cylinder that I was originally storing the corks in. For the actual candle holder, I grabbed one of the leftover glass cylinders from our wedding (bought at Dollar Tree). I simply put the smaller glass cylinder in the middle of the large glass cylinder.
Then, I put the wine corks around the smaller cylinder and a candle in the smaller cylinder. Nothing fancy here, I merely dumped the corks into the large container. Sidebar: I used my favorite candle for this project– Caribbean Coconut by Aroma-Mix (found at Kohls). I absolutely LOVE this scent. Seriously, so they don’t go to waste when the wick burns out, I cut them up and put them in my candle warmer.
And, here’s the final project! What do you think?
When I finished with the large cylinder, I thought that maybe not enough light was getting through the corks, so I made another with a smaller cylinder.
I think they turned out well! And, I spent a whopping $0 to make them. These would make gorgeous (and inexpensive) centerpieces for a wedding or wine and cheese party.
With all this talk about wine, what’s your favorite? I’m a Moscato and sweet red kind of girl.