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Save Your Wine Corks!

January 7th, 2015
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wine cork coasters

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The holidays have sadly come to an end, but don’t throw away those corks from your wine bottles just yet! Here are few simple and adorable DIY projects you can do using wine corks and super glue. You can create this project for your home or give them as a belated Christmas gift. Everyone will love this project!

What You Need:

Heat Protector Trivets

A trivet is a small plate that is placed underneath a hot pot to protect surfaces and now you can make your own. The best part about this craft is that you can create any design you want. The amounts of corks you need will depend on how big you want your trivet to be. You will also need heavy cardboard stock or wood – any material that won’t melt under hot pans or pots.

Start by cutting your wine corks in half, lengthwise, and then begin placing super glue on the flat surface and placing them on your cardstock or your chosen material. Continue doing so until your entire cardstock is glued with corks. Since super glue dries so easily you can use it right away!

Coasters

This is a great DIY gift everyone will love. Set aside about 8 corks for each coaster and begin pairing them. Using super glue connect two of them together until you have four pairs. You can then glue one pair vertically and the other horizontally, and that’s it! If you are giving these to someone, put them on top of each other and tie it with ribbon for an adorable house warming present!

Cork Magnets

All you need to create your wine cork magnets are a few corks and non-decorated magnets. Start by cutting the wine cork in half and then take your super glue and apply a small amount to the flat end of the cork and add your magnet. Each wine cork can make two magnets. You can paint them or decorate them however you want or you can leave them as is to show off your favorite wine brands.

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Egg Carton Train – Crafts for Kids!

December 23rd, 2014
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Egg carton train Embark on an epic journey with your kids on this easy and fun DIY train project! Your kids will be able to create their own trains and their own toys. It is simple for them to put together using Front Porch Treasures Pre-Cut Tape!

What You Will Need:

  • Egg Carton
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Paint
  • Toilet Roll
  • Cotton
  • Paper
  • Front Porch Treasures Pre-Cut Tape

Step 1: Cut Your Pieces

You might have to pre-cut all the parts to make it easier, you can start by cutting out multiple small circles on construction paper for the wheels. Then cut out your egg carton, you can use three egg slots or two for the train cart, you can make the trains as long as you wish. Make sure to cut out one egg slot for the top of your train.

Step 2: Paint Your Pieces

Choose your paint colors; I used red and green for mine. Have the kids paint their train parts and set them aside to dry. The length of time will depend on the type of paint used, but for craft paint it usually takes about an hour.

Step 3: Connect Your Train

Once your parts have dried, it is time to connect your train! Using a hole puncher, scissors or anything you have on hand, create a hole into the egg carton and at the end of your toilet paper roll. After, take your pipe cleaner and cut it down to your desired length and then insert it into both holes and twist to tighten.

Step 4: Add Details

Using your pre-cut foam mounting tape, you can attach all the final details to your train. The double-sided tape is easy for the kids to use. Add a piece to the back of your wheels and to the single egg slot and place them onto your train.

To create the funnel for your cotton, cut a small circle out and create a slit to the middle and then pull it into a cone shape and tape it in place. Then add in your cotton for a smoke effect and you have an adorable train!

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