Cork Potholder


  • 20-30 old cork stoppers from wine bottles
  • Assorted shapes, sizes and colors of rubber bands
  • Decorative brass wire
  • Awl
  • Needle nose pliers


  1. With an awl, poke through each cork stopper. String the corks on brass wire, placing them at different heights on the wire. Bring the ends of the wire together, twist, and cut with needle-nosed pliers.

  2. Bring a group of corks together and attach them together by placing a rubber band around the entire grouping. Keep adding corks in the middle of the trivet until at desired size. Finish by wrapping a belt around the outside edge of the trivet.