Eco Craft: wine cork tacks

Make Your Own Wine Cork Tacks

Check out this fun idea I had to reuse wine corks as thumbtacks! I think they look super cute on our Upcycled Bulletin Boards too!

What you need:

First decide how you want your corks to look.  You can drill the holes in any side or end of the corks. You can also cut the corks down or in half. This is done best with a small hand saw or knife.

Choose a drill bit that is close to the size of your thumbtack and start drilling. You only want to drill deep enough for the head of your thumbtack to slide into the cork.  Try comparing the length of the tack, to the length of your bit & see where to stop.  Slightly rotating the drill bit in circles will help remove the cork pieces & increase the hole in size for a better fit, if needed. You might want to practice on a cork to get a feel for drilling.

Place small amouont of glue in the hole & then push in thumbtack. Let dry 24 hours. We use craft glue & clear thumbtacks.

If you aren’t into using a drill or would like to purchase some, we have a few sets of wine cork tacks available on our Etsy shop.

Happy Crafting!

Comments (15)

KerryApril 15th, 2011 at 8:01 am

What an amazing idea! I can’t wait to make some and really appreciate you sharing 🙂

BeeApril 15th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Thank you!

Michelle, from Aisle 3May 23rd, 2011 at 8:08 am

Super cute idea. One of the better reuses’s of corks that I’ve stumbled across online. Thanks for sharing the tute!

AudreyMay 23rd, 2011 at 10:32 am

Wonderful tutorial Bee!! I will be sharing 🙂

Patty RoseFebruary 22nd, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Love this idea.

Wino Wednesday with Wine Cork TacksAugust 15th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

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KristaSeptember 2nd, 2012 at 9:46 pm

OMG…I love Sunce wine! I saw this on Pinterest and when I saw the Sunce cork I had to check it out! Can’t wait to make these…and drink some Sunce!

BeeSeptember 3rd, 2012 at 6:21 pm

We love Sunce too! 🙂 One of our favorites for sure!

BeeSeptember 3rd, 2012 at 6:22 pm

You would like this photo too then. 🙂

amandaOctober 28th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

magnets for the fridge would be super cute too!

BeeOctober 28th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

We did a tutorial on those too. 🙂 thanks.

TriciaApril 9th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Super cute! Thanks for linking up the Upcycled Linky party at

NancyOctober 27th, 2013 at 6:34 pm

I love these! I have never heard of Sunce so I was just going to draw designs on my corks with a sharpie.

BeeOctober 30th, 2013 at 11:18 am

Sunce is a small vineyard in California. Love your idea! I must try it as well. 🙂

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