Do you have a few extra corks hanging around your house? If so, this is a quick and easy project! Come over and see just how easy it is to convert your corks into cute (and buoyant) keychains!
We always save our wine corks. They are perfect to use for numerous craft projects. I use them to make cork bulletin boards and I even made a cork filled lamp once. I love the organic look and feel of corks. They are pretty collected in a clear glass container too as a decoration. So many possibilities!
My son is participating in a craft fair this fall. I have lots of extra corks on hand so I decided to make some cork key chains for him to sell or give away as door prizes at the fair. This project is super simple and inexpensive too!
I am using new and old corks for the keychains. I buy the eye hooks in bulk and use them for picture hanging so I had plenty on hand. The split rings were purchased at Michael’s for $2.99 for a pack of 24. This was really my only expense. Each key chain took only seconds to make. Here are the materials I used:
For one key chain you’ll need:
1-a cork of your choice
I threaded the eye ring on the split ring:
Then I rubbed some E6000 glue on the threads of the eye hook screw and twisted it into the center on one end of the cork.
I made about a dozen key chains in a few minutes. It would be cool to use a cork that has a significant meaning such as a cork from a wedding or anniversary to preserve in a keychain and make a special and unique gift. (A cork from a wedding with the new house key attached?) You could even write a date or message on the cork. An added bonus-they float! I’ll have to add my lake house key to one of these keychains!
Some of my neighbors and I have keys to each other’s homes for emergencies and this would be a great way to mark each person’s key with a personalized cork key chain. Well, I do believe it is after 5 o’clock, It’s time to pop a cork for the collection. Cheers! Hope you have a safe and happy holiday weekend!