DIY No-Sew Felt Wine Glass Coasters

DIY No-Sew Felt Wine Glass Coasters
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Drinking wine and crafting are two of my favorite pastimes, and today I'm combining them into one fun, super simple DIY project. I'm sharing an easy no-sew felt wine coaster project that functions as both a coaster and a wine marker so you don't drink someone else's wine by mistake. Win win! Keep reading to check out the full tutorial… it's surprisingly easy!   

 

DIY No-Sew Felt Wine Glass Coasters
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Materials

DIY No-Sew Felt Wine Glass Coasters
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Step

Begin by tracing around the bowl with a Sharpie. Continue Reading

Four Quick and Clever Ways to Reuse Old Corks

Four Quick and Easy Ways to Reuse Cork

If you love drinking wine as much as you love crafting, then we’ve got some good news for you! Those natural corks that you might otherwise throw out can be re-purposed in a lot of different ways. Here are four wine cork projects that you can easily complete in 10 minutes or less each.       

Project #1: Succulent Planters

Four Wine Cork Projects: Succulent Planters

Before we get started, let’s answer a question: What exactly is cork? Turns out it comes from the cork oak tree, which is native to southwest Europe and northwest Africa. Continue Reading

Easy DIY Cinder Block Wine Cooler

Easy DIY Cinder Block Wine Cooler
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Cinder blocks are one of those cheap, easy-to-find materials that just seem to scream DIY. So when the weather got warm and I was in need of a tabletop wine cooler for the patio, I knew what I had to do. Click through to check out the simple tutorial.   

 

Easy DIY Cinder Block Wine Cooler
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

The final piece is stylish yet simple, with a triangle painted on the side and ice cubes used to keep the wine chilled. Continue Reading

Easy DIY Wooden Wine Caddy

Easy DIY Wooden Wine Caddy

It used to be pretty difficult to carry a bottle of wine and four glasses all at once – until now. This genius wooden wine caddy is the answer. And it’s incredibly easy to make – keep reading to check it out.   

 

Easy DIY Wooden Wine Caddy

So smart, right? I love the simplicity of the design. And the fact that you can customize it to your liking – I’d probably spray paint mine gold! This would make a great gift too.  Continue Reading

How To: Host a Simple Wine and Cheese Pairing Party

How to host a simple wine and cheese party.
Wine and cheese are like Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire – gorgeous together and perfectly suited. But, like any great relationship, they’re each complicated and require a little finesse and understanding to work well together.

 

Bruno and I have long been lovers of the cheese and wine duo. On one of our first dates, Bruno packed a picnic that included Wheat Thins, a block of sharp cheddar, and a bottle of cheap red wine – it was perfect. Continue Reading

Make It: A Modern DIY A-Frame Wine Rack

created at: 09/02/2012

This is maybe the coolest and easiest DIY kitchen project I’ve ever laid eyes on! Seriously, I think I just found my next weekend project.

 

created at: 09/02/2012

Laura Parke, DIY queen and craftster extraordinaire, created this minimalist wine rack (complete with a pop of neon) from two small sheets of birch plywood. I love, love, LOVE this idea! Check out the full how to right here.

Curbly Gift Guide: 20 Stylish Gifts for Mother’s Day

created at: 05/02/2012

It’s time to celebrate the hardworking moms (wives, sisters, and even grandmas) in your life! To help you out in the gift-giving department, we’ve rounded up 20 stylish gift ideas any lady will love. Happy Mother’s Day!   

1. A Bag/Tote/Purse: you can’t go wrong with a pretty accessory. We love this one from Rennes.

2. Cheery Glassware: these party glasses will definitely make her smile.

3. Unique Serving Pieces: she’ll love the fine craftsmanship! Continue Reading

How to: Make a “Totally Tubular” Mod Wine Rack Side Table

created at: 11/14/2011

So, how awesome is the really cool piece above? I wish I could take credit, but I can’t – it was invented by my friend Jimmy. He’s a prop master working on Hollywood films and TV shows and crafty by nature. When I saw this really cool piece in his home I had to know all about it! It looks like a mod piece of art that could be sold in a museum gift shop. It can be constructed with items found at the local home improvement store, and Jimmy was kind enough to share the full how-to with Curbly. Continue Reading

Make It: A Super Easy DIY Wine Cork Bath Mat

created at: 06/22/2011

And by super easy, I mean if you have any motor skills AT ALL, you can make a bath mat just like this recycled cork one ($125) (shop other cork bath mats, and here)

Danny Seo from the craft blog Daily Danny shares this DIY bath mat idea.  All you need is a whole bunch of wine corks* and a shadow box/frame.  Then, take your corks and arrange them vertically inside the box.   Continue Reading

How To: Make a Memo Board from Upcycled Wine Corks

My mom has been “saving” wine corks since the mid-90s. She puts them in a basket on her countertop, and says,she’ll make a wreath out them. “For Christmas?” I’ll ask. “No, for every day. Someday.”

My mom will not be making a wreath out of wine corks.

But since she’s got a whole heap of them, I’m thinking we need to create one of these upcycled wine cork bulletin boards.  

Construction seems pretty easy: Cut corks in half with that big red tool in this picture (what is that thing?!), and use wood glue to attach them to an old door or a simple piece of plywood:

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