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Poll: What do you do with your leftover corks?
  • 45.7% - Throw them away. 533
  • 10.5% - Use them to create a sculpture. 123
  • 6.5% - Build a raft out of them. 76
  • 9.4% - Reuse them as corks. 110
  • 18.2% - Throw them at unsuspecting neighbors. 212
  • 9.7% - Other (comments, please) 113
1167 votes

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torturegarden


quality posts: 4 Private Messages torturegarden

My cats play with them.

rainydz


quality posts: 3 Private Messages rainydz

Have them in a decorative metal wine barrel for now. Waiting for something fun to come to mind to use them for.

icthulhu


quality posts: 6 Private Messages icthulhu

I'm in a tropical fish club. One of the other members makes small "log cabins" out of wine corks. He trims them all to length with a band saw and groups them by size to build walls, roofs, and details. So we save up all our corks for him.

GetOffMyLawn


quality posts: 0 Private Messages GetOffMyLawn
icthulhu wrote:I'm in a tropical fish club. One of the other members makes small "log cabins" out of wine corks. He trims them all to length with a band saw and groups them by size to build walls, roofs, and details. So we save up all our corks for him.



I am also in a tropical fish club and some members use them for killifish or rainbowfish breeding. They hang knitting yarn from them for the fish to lay eggs in. When they are done laying eggs in them remove the "mop" and place it in another tank until the fish hatch.

edgeducks


quality posts: 1 Private Messages edgeducks

I am collecting some to make a framed corkboard for my kitchen, but I don't have enough yet. If anyone wants to send me some I would gladly pay postage!

jlvrt42


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jlvrt42

I'm boring - I don't drink, so no corks!

Thpbltblt


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Thpbltblt

I just collect them. Because.

bstrohl


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bstrohl

I keep the corks and mark what we thought of the wine. I know there are better ways to keep track of this but we don't drink enough wine to be overrun.

myfester


quality posts: 4 Private Messages myfester

Corks??? My wine has a screw off cap.

MISRy


quality posts: 0 Private Messages MISRy

Scrunch them all together with a piece of glass on top to make a coffee table. My sister has dibbs on the current one when we make the next one. (We have a bar and a restaurant that save them for us too.)

peasea302


quality posts: 0 Private Messages peasea302

I save them up for a while then give them to a friend who makes cork boards out of them.

I have no idea what I'm doing.

chocoboomelette


quality posts: 0 Private Messages chocoboomelette

I put the cork on the fork, where it is to remain.

shrdlu


quality posts: 4 Private Messages shrdlu

I save them in a little bucket, and use them as extra packing material when I'm sending items to my daughter. They're about the same weight as packing peanuts, and her cat loves them as cat toys. It's amazing how two or three a week will add up.

It takes months to find a customer, but only seconds to lose one.
The good news is that we should run out of them in no time.

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North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316

Box-wine doesn't come with a cork....

Seriously though, I save them in the Big Bordeaux wine glass I got from woot.

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marcrehkugler


quality posts: 0 Private Messages marcrehkugler

Recycle them. Some schools collect them for fundraisers or art projects.

daveinwarshington


quality posts: 22 Private Messages daveinwarshington

Toss 'em in the compost pile.

wesoccer5


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wesoccer5

I like to soak my corks.

otolith


quality posts: 22 Private Messages otolith
wesoccer5 wrote:I like to soak my corks.



....and?

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
--John Muir

ouroboros13


quality posts: 2 Private Messages ouroboros13
torturegarden wrote:My cats play with them.



Mine too!

bhodilee


quality posts: 32 Private Messages bhodilee

I keep a pocketful of corks on hand at all times. I hand them out to people who need to shut the Ding Dong! up.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

chipgreen


quality posts: 195 Private Messages chipgreen
wesoccer5 wrote:I like to soak my corks.


Oh, so you would consider yourself a good cork soaker?



roadlizard7


quality posts: 1 Private Messages roadlizard7

Recycle them at my local wine/liquor store. I have no clue what they do with them.

fuzzypeaches


quality posts: 10 Private Messages fuzzypeaches

I put them in a decorative jar that I have.

10 quality post! Whoo hoo! I'M SOMEBODY!!!

joelsisk


quality posts: 10 Private Messages joelsisk

we have them in a few giant bowls. The task over the next couple weeks is to make bath mats

christinue


quality posts: 2 Private Messages christinue

We split them, glue them to plywood with frames and made "cork" boards to then use.. as a cork board.

Proverbs32


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Proverbs32
Thpbltblt wrote:I just collect them. Because.



ditto

orchmaven


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edgeducks wrote:I am collecting some to make a framed corkboard for my kitchen, but I don't have enough yet. If anyone wants to send me some I would gladly pay postage!



Seriously, I save them for my friends so they can usethem in arts/crafts projects!

sindex23


quality posts: 2 Private Messages sindex23

We make corkboards.

A wooden frame, and some hot glue and it's like a puzzle to put together and looks great hanging in the kitchen.

craigthom


quality posts: 63 Private Messages craigthom

I save them for some project I am going to do some day, eventually. Something.

greyday


quality posts: 52 Private Messages greyday

I am currently saving them to use as sound insulation for a vocal overdub room.

normonpeaks01


quality posts: 0 Private Messages normonpeaks01
Proverbs32 wrote:ditto



I collect them for various reasons, playing with the cats, recorking other bottles and the gas can, making cork boards. But my wife tosses them in the wood stove as them do make good tinder.

winde


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I make Keychains out of my corks They're awesome for lots of crafty ideas!

lhnesse


quality posts: 0 Private Messages lhnesse

I've made trivets with them; put them inside a metal fireplace ring and presto!

Also, a bulletin board. Use three one way, then three the opposite direction, and so on.

cristintx


quality posts: 0 Private Messages cristintx

Folks who live near a Whole Foods can take unwanted corks (real ones.. not that plasticy stuff) there to be "reclaimed".

All mine are that plasticy stuff, and the cats get them until I get tired of stepping on them. After that, trash.

happyapple


quality posts: 0 Private Messages happyapple

I'm not much of a wine drinker, so I've only had a few. I made keychains out of them. I love the idea of a corkboard, though.

jellybeank5


quality posts: 1 Private Messages jellybeank5

I save them to make trivets

jrhoward54


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jrhoward54

Burn one end and use burnt end to embellish your face with a drawn-on beard, zombie eyes, plague pox, gangrenous ears, and/or a beauty spot!

sandiegojo


quality posts: 0 Private Messages sandiegojo

I put them in the bottom of large plant pots to save soil and help with drainage.