7 "Pinterest Fail" Free Cork Ideas
If you've ever tried a Pinterest DIY project or recipe, you're likely familiar with the phrase "Pinterest Fail." Don't fret, so many of us have ruined that "easy" recipe that some ingenious blogger started a website called PinterestFail.com with endless content from people like you and me.
We know it's frustrating to "reach for the stars" and land back on the ground, or maybe even in a pit below the ground, but we're here with 7 DIY cork projects that we promise will fulfill the rest of that statement- "land on the moon." Okay, maybe not the moon, but they at least won't land you an entry with the hashtag #Pinterestfail. (And to us, that's close enough!)
1. Chip Clip Cork
It truly can't get much easier and more enjoyable than this. Pop open a bottle, finish it off, cut a slit in the cork (being the only difficult part, here's a tutorial on how to cut corks), and slip it over your baggies of unfinished chips. Easy, breezy, non-Pinterest Fail-ing.
2. Cork USB
Tell the world you work hard and play harder with this trendy cork USB. You'll need a USB, cork, and knife. Remove the plastic from the USB until it's what we'd think is called "naked." In a slight cut you've made in the cork, wiggle the USB in until just the top is showing. Wam bam thank ya' ma'am. Need pictures? Find a tutorial here.
3. Cork Headphone Holder
Need more cork tech? Try this simple cork headphone holder. Simply stick the aux end in one side of the cork and cut a small slit into the other. Wrap your headphones around neatly and slide the remaining cord into the small slit. Say goodbye to the frustration of untangling your headphones when all you want to do is jam to the latest tunes.
4. Cork Candle Holders
This one may be the most difficult cork project on the list, but only because it requires many popped and emptied wine bottles! With 10 corks, a ribbon, a candle, and a coaster for the bottom, you, too, can create these adorable cork decorations. Simply place the candle in the middle of the coaster and line it with corks. Wrap the ribbon around the corks and tie it off. Once the candle burns out, replace it with a new one.
5. Cork Herb Markers
Growing the herbs will be more difficult than marking them with this quick and easy trick. Use a Sharpie to write the herb name on the cork and shove a dowel into the end of the cork. Once complete, place the marker in the appropriate herb area. No more confusing your parsley with your cilantro.
6. Cork Succulent Planters
If your green thumb is a lighter green than the forrest green needed for the herbs, this cork & garden project is for you. Grab magnets, a glue gun, steak knife, some soil, succulents, and corks as shown here. Use the knife to core the cork. Once hollowed out, place the soil and succulents inside. Dab a little hot glue on the side and press the magnet on. Badabing badaboom, cork succulent magnets for your favorite room.
7. Cork Holiday Gift Toppers
Giving your favorite bottle as a gift this year? Spice it up with these effortless cork snowmen. Using a black Sharpie, draw on Frosty's eyes and smile. Use an orange Sharpie to draw on his carrot nose. Attach a loop of burlap string with hot glue and cover the glue with a festive ribbon. Place Frosty around your favorite bottle for an extra dose of festivity. If you're feeling ambitious, you can try these cork reindeer instead, but we can't guarantee this will keep you unscathed from the famed hashtag, #PinterestFail.