- 5:43 pm - Sun, Feb 19, 2012
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DIY projects — repurposing trophies
This morning, while looking at Cathe Holden’s latest post on her Just Something I Made blog, in which Cathe explains how she made cupcake stands using parts of old trophies (go ahead and take a couple of minutes to check out Cathe’s great tutorial and photos; I’ll wait), these bottle stoppers caught my eye, as wine-related repurposing often does. (Exhibit A: See the Unconsumption series of “wine o’clock” posts here.)
Shannon Vance and Robin Sweeney of Stash Style made the stoppers from new corks, but I think some used wine corks could work for this.
How-to / DIY:
If you’re using a new cork, drill a 1/8-inch-wide hole halfway down the cork. (Used corks will already have a corkscrew-made hole in them, obviously.) Apply superglue to both the underside of the base of a trophy’s top and the screw that extends from it. Insert the screw into the cork, and twist together the trophy top and cork until flush and a tight bond forms. Allow to dry before using.
Want another trophy repurposing idea? Use old trophies as wall hooks (previously mentioned on Unconsumption here).