DIY Crystal Wine Stoppers

These decorative wine corks are quick to create, add a touch of natural shine to your bar cart, and make for a homemade yet high-grade hostess or housewarming gift when paired with your favorite bottle of wine. Or, if you're like us, they're a fun way to fancy up that bottle of budget wine you keep open on the counter throughout the week, pulling out the good stuff when guests come over (guilty!).

(Image: Mary & Tim Vidra)
(Image: Mary & Tim Vidra)

Things You'll Need

  • Cork wine stoppers (you can find a pack of basic cork wine stoppers at your local craft store or online supply shop for right around a couple of dollars)

  • Rocks, crystals or geodes with a flat side (all sorts of rocks, minerals, crystals and geodes can be found at your local rock shop, craft store or even online)

  • Strong bonding adhesive or glue

Tip

Look for crystals or rocks with a flat bottom. If you're searching a local store, you may be able to ask a shop expert to quickly slice a flat edge on the crystals using a diamond saw!

(Image: Mary & Tim Vidra)
(Image: Mary & Tim Vidra)

Step 1

Making sure both the top of the cork and flat base of the crystal are clean and dry, apply a small amount of adhesive, bonding the two together.

(Image: Mary & Tim Vidra)
(Image: Mary & Tim Vidra)

Step 2

At this point, while the adhesive is still slightly workable, make any final placement tweaks for best fit. If there is any additional adhesive spilling through the edges, wipe away with a damp paper towel for a clean look. Allow to dry overnight in a clean dry area before using or packaging up as a gift.

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With those simple steps and right around $10, you've now got a sparkling new collection of wine stoppers filled with character and charm. Sounds like it's high time to crack open a bottle of vino to celebrate and test these gems out.

(Image: Mary & Tim Vidra)