DIY Wine cork place card holder
When to choose a cork place card holder?
Types of cork place card holders and uses:
The corks place card holders can be brand new, used, horizontal, vertical, and even customized cork place card holders.
They are normally used for weddings, birthdays, wine and cheese tastings and other events with vintage, boho chic and rustic style.
Where do I get the corks or where can I buy them?
You can store yours corks after having finished a good wine or even ask for them at the closest restaurant, they will surely be happy to give them to you. But you can also get them new and used here without having to leave your home.
How to make my own cork place card holder?
Now that we know how we can use them and where we can obtain them, we are going to start our project.
You will only need some wine corks, (one for each guest at your table) preferably a serrated knife or craft knife a marker and voila.
Let's start with the vertical one, which is much simpler to do so you can take practice.
The first step is to check that all the wine stoppers are clean, in good condition, that they stand on their own, that they are not broken and that they are all more or less the same height.
The next thing to do is to place the cork horizontally in a flat place and draw a guide line where we will make the cut of the slit that will hold the card.
Using the knife we carefully cut the slit moving from front to back until a clean cut is obtained. where we are going to place our card.
ready to put it on the table
note: the size of the cards that we will use will depend in this case on the size of our corks.
Horizontal cork place card holder
Once the line is marked we carefully cut with the knife along the cork. it will look like the picture
Place the cork on the table supported by the cut we made earlier, trace two marks on the edge of the cork where you want the indentation that would hold the card to go (I like it to be in the middle), carefully make the cut by Where you previously traced the marks to the cork.
Is ready you have your first handmade cork place card holder.
It is important that we be very careful when making the slit that will hold the card, the depth will depend on the size of the card that you are going to place, if you want your card holder to mark the table number, the slit must reach at least to the middle of the cork so that it does not fall when we place the card, it must also be totally vertical and in the center, remember that the corks have an approximate weight of 4 grams and if the cut is not vertical, it could fall through the card weight.
Place card holders made of cork halves
Take each of the halves and make a slit in the middle to place the cards.
Beautiful cork card holders made with half the material. (Brilliant)
Where should I not use a cork place card holder?
If you chose to host your event in an outdoor location where there is a lot of wind and the card is large, this is probably not the best option for you since the card could easily fall off.
What size card should I use in a cork card holder?
the size of the cards that you are going to use in a cork place card holder can vary depending on the height of the cork in the case of verticals, and in horizontals the most frequent size is 5 cm x 8 cm if you are going to use them as place markers and up to 10 cm x 14 cm in case we are going to use the cork card holder to hold a table number for example. (I've already tried it and it works)
Corks brand new or used corks?
If you are looking for a rebellious, vintage and unbridled style then you will not have problems with the corks that you are going to use to make your card holders have different sizes and some brands of wine, the option of recycling cork is your thing.
If instead you are looking to have original and uniformly sized card holders, the best option for you is to use new corks, these will allow you to have a vintage and neat style at the same time.
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