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Wine Cork Craft: Napkin Rings

DIY Wine Cork Napkin Ring Tutorial | Wine4.Me/blog

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by contributing writer Janel Piersma

Just as a glass of wine can make a meal taste better, setting a pretty table can add to the ambiance and the mood of the evening. Get out the good dishes and cloth napkins and then add a stylish touch with a unique wine cork craft–napkin rings!

These napkin rings really aren’t difficult to make at all. Create your own “beads” from wine corks and then add some contrast with store-bought beads of your choice. Your napkin ring is essentially a little “bracelet.”  You can also make larger “bracelets” to dress up basic glass candle holders too and incorporate them into your tablescape.

Wine Cork Craft: Napkin Rings

Supplies

  • wine corks
  • sharp (non-serrated) knife and cutting board
  • sharp pointed tool – I used a bamboo skewer
  • beading elastic
  • beads
DIY Wine Cork Napkin Ring Tutorial | Wine4.Me/blog

Photo Source: Janel Piersma

Instructions

1.  Make your wine cork “beads.” A sharp non-serrated knife works best. Hold the cork securely on the cutting board and cut the cork into circular slices with long, sawing motions. Using this motion will provide a smoother and straighter cut.

2.  Poke a hole through the center of each cork circle, using a sharp pointed tool, like a bamboo skewer. Since cork has a tendency to “spring back” into shape, you may need to twist the tool a few times to make the hole bigger. Now you have your cork beads.

3.  Thread your cork beads and store-bought beads in whatever pattern you choose, leaving the elastic attached to the spool.

DIY Wine Cork Napkin Ring Tutorial | Wine4.Me/blog

Photo Source: Janel Piersma

4.  Tie the bead string into a circle, when you have a long enough length for your napkin ring.  Be sure to pull tightly and knot the elastic two or three times to secure. Snip off excess elastic. This little “bracelet” can now be used as a napkin ring.

DIY Wine Cork Napkin Ring Tutorial | Wine4.Me/blog

Photo Source: Janel Piersma

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Janel Piersma is virtual assistant, diy craft blogger, mom, and “law school wife” in Virginia. She blogs about motherhood, DIY, crafts, and living on a student’s budget at Life with L & E.

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