How to Decorate a Tray With Wine Corks

by Ulrike Heichelmann

Here is an easy home project. I've seen a lot of nice decorations with corks, now I wanted to do my own.


  • 1 Tray
  • 35 Wine corks
  • 1 Knife
  • Glue
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    You'll need a tray and a whole bunch of wine corks

    Step 2

    Cut the corks in halfs, using a sharp knife.

    Step 3

    Hold the cork tight, so it doesn't slip and you cut your finger of.. or something

    Step 4

    There. Two halfs. Make sure that pretty pictures or text is facing up, it's more decorative

    Step 5

    See? Trees, castles and grapevines

    Step 6

    That was one...

    Step 7

    Almost there...

    Step 8

    All of them done!

    Step 9

    Now, like a puzzle, make the bits fit in the bottom of your tray

    Step 10

    This took a while, but those corks are not very even...

    Step 11

    A row might not get covered all the way, so fit the gaps with half a cork

    Step 12

    When you are done placing all the pieces, it's time to glue them

    Step 13

    I pushed the rows a bit and did one row at a time

    Step 14

    Step 15

    4 rows

    Step 16

    10 rows!

    Step 17

    There. A decorative tray for almost anything. Note: My tray was quite good looking to begin with. If yours isn't, a coat of paint can make wonders 😉