5 household problems solved with wine corks

Do you enjoy a glass of wine on a regular bases? Don’t throw away those corks. Those cast-offs from your pinot are more useful than you think.

Keep hoses and cords in check

Tangled cords or hoses can make you reach for a bottle of cabernet! Keep your extension cords and hoses neat with this easy trick. Drill two holes in a cork, lace a piece of bungie cord through the holes and tie the ends. Loop the cord around the hose or cord and then around the cork.

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Give your plants a little cushion

Terracotta or ceramic pots can scuff tabletops and windowsills. To ensure your plants bring joy instead of dismay, cut a cork into four disks with a knife and hot glue them to the bottom of your pot. The corks will give the plant a soft base that won’t damage your furniture or windowsills.

Turn it into your cat’s favourite toy

You can make a quick cat toy from a cork by carving out the center of a larger cork with a small knife and fill the inside with catnip. Make sure to pack the catnip tightly so it doesn’t come spewing out all over your carpet.

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Turn corks into candles

Make outdoor candles for your next get-together by soaking corks in acetone alcohol or grill lighter fluid for a week. Place one of the soaked corks in a votive holder and light.

Turn a cork into a pincushion

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