Re-use Wine Corks With Memories!

I love wine so much that I even love using wine corks as decor!  To remember special moments, dinners, dates, I will take the wine cork from the event and I write the details and date on the cork.

Please ignore my handwriting, yours will look better!
Once every year week when I clean out the glass container that holds them, I get so many laughs thinking about the great times-  Home from Iraq, Disney Japan with my sister (Yes, you can drink wine even at Disneyland), Kalia Meets My Mom,  birthdays, anniversaries, friends visiting, and so much more...

I tend to be rather unsentimental with objects because I try not to be a pat rack (years of moving in the military- too much stuff is a pain) and toss/recycle everything- keeping wine corks pack a lot of memory onto a small memento and the glass jar looks wonderful on my dining room table.

Balloon Glass Jar from West Elm

I prefer to use a fine point Sharpie permanent marker, but I will use what is on hand at the moment so I do not forget.  However, over time normal pen seems to fade, so now I will trace over it with a Sharpie when I get home so that it lasts.
As you can see in the picture, some are fading, need to trace over them as soon as possible!

9 comments :

  1. I do the same thing! I love pulling a couple out every once in awhile.

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  2. Love the idea! especially since I have random corks all over the place. I would suggest using a Sakura Micron as they are permanent and lightfast (so they won't fade as quick) Sharpies are not.

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    1. Thank you for the tip, I had not heard of those!

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  3. I do something similar. I write what I liked about the wine with a rating of 1to 10. 1being the worst, 10 being the best. :),

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    1. Susan, that is a great idea, I forget wines I did nto like and get so mad when I make same mistake again!

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  4. Have you thought of making a cork board with them? Even if you don't pin a thing on it, you can have them on display all at once. I sell cork boards at Etsy. Check them out for some inspiration!

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    1. My girlfriend uses hers for that, it looks very cool! Thanks for commenting!

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