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!

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  1. ellysan

    February 25th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Sweet Romantic Idea!!!


    March 13th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

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

  3. aims

    March 26th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    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.

  4. Laurel

    March 28th, 2012 at 11:50 am

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

  5. Susan Cooper

    March 28th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    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. :),

  6. Laurel

    March 28th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

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

  7. Glo

    May 8th, 2012 at 1:20 am

    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!

  8. Laurel

    May 9th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

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

  9. Gia

    July 27th, 2012 at 2:52 am

    Awww very cool!

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