I still have plenty of time to wrap presents, so sure, why not indulge in a little Christmas Eve wine craft . . .
I bought these fantastic cork trivets on Amazon a few weeks ago . . .
I quickly decided they were too cute to be trivets, so I wanted to turn them into wall art — snowflake wall art. They can be sunburst wall art when it’s warmer weather.
All you need to get this project rolling is a pile of wine corks . . .
And, as it turns out, super human hand strength. This isn’t going well . . .
I dusted off the back corner of my brain, and remembered that corks are porous, so I decided to soak them to see if they would be more manageable . . .
I boiled a couple of inches of water in a saucepan, turned off the heat, tossed the corks in the water, covered them up, and let them soak in the hot tub for about 10 minutes. And then . . .
Before and after: If corks took steroids . . .
After their hot tub soak, the corks were a breeze to get onto the trivet frames:
All that was left to do was to hot-glue little craft mirrors in the middle of each trivet (something I managed to do without giving myself second-degree burns this time):
And then hang them on the wall in a little grouping:
The best part . . . you can leave them up year round. Today’s snowflakes are tomorrow’s sunbursts!