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You'll need a tray and a whole bunch of wine corks

You'll need a tray and a whole bunch of wine corks

Cut the corks in halfs, using a sharp knife.

Cut the corks in halfs, using a sharp knife.

Hold the cork tight, so it doesn't slip and you cut your finger of.. or something

Hold the cork tight, so it doesn't slip and you cut your finger of.. or something

There. Two halfs. Make sure that pretty pictures or text is facing up, it's more decorative

There. Two halfs. Make sure that pretty pictures or text is facing up, it's more decorative

See? Trees, castles and grapevines

See? Trees, castles and grapevines

That was one...

That was one...

Almost there...

Almost there...

All of them done!

All of them done!

Now, like a puzzle, make the bits fit in the bottom of your tray

Now, like a puzzle, make the bits fit in the bottom of your tray

This took a while, but those corks are not very even...

This took a while, but those corks are not very even...

A row might not get covered all the way, so fit the gaps with half a cork

A row might not get covered all the way, so fit the gaps with half a cork

When you are done placing all the pieces, it's time to glue them

When you are done placing all the pieces, it's time to glue them

I pushed the rows a bit and did one row at a time

I pushed the rows a bit and did one row at a time

4 rows

4 rows

10 rows!

10 rows!

There. A decorative tray for almost anything. Note: My tray was quite good looking to begin with. If yours isn't, a coat of paint can make wonders 😉

  • 1.0 Tray
  • 35.0 Wine corks
  • 1.0 Knife
  • Glue