Creative Reuse: Five Cork Trivets that You Can Make

For those of us who save our wine corks, here's a great way to put them to use: easy to make trivets to protect your counters and tabletops from hot dishes! Here are five ideas that are easy to recreate.

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Cork is naturally heat and moisture resistant, the makings for a great trivet. It's also incredibly green. Pictured above from left to right, here are some DIY trivet ideas for your home:

  1. Picture Frame Cork Trivet: Have an old picture frame lying around? Simply glue the corks directly to the glass, or backing.
  2. Wine Cork Trivet by Ciclus: The Spanish design company Ciclus makes an aluminum tray that you fill with your old wine corks to create a hot plate or trivet.
  3. DIY trivets from Design*Sponge: These trivets and coasters require little more than slicing corks and gluing them together.
  4. Bound Wine Cork Trivet by CraftyNest: This trivet requires no cutting.
  5. Round Wine Cork Trivet Kit by Wine Enthusiast: Like Ciclus, this is a kit that helps you put your wine corks to use in a nicely made frame.

(Images by Trent Johnson; Ciculus; Design*Sponge; CraftyNest; Wine Enthusiast)