Once upon a time, my budget was so tight that I couldn’t afford to do much of anything for anyone at Christmas. That was the year that I learned the beauty of DIY Christmas gifts. Through the years, I’ve used that lesson about how great they can be to expand my knowledge of homemade products that make great gifts. I absolutely love making things for my friends and family that I know they’ll actually use and actually love. These DIY Wine Cork Keychains are one of those gifts.
If you have wine corks laying around, this is just one of many great projects you could do with them! These wine cork keychains are great as a stocking stuffer and you can easily customize them by adding different charms at the bottom. That’s one of the reasons that I love this project so very much. It’s so easy to personalize to the people I’m gifting!
DIY Wine Cork Keychains
If you’re gifting someone who is a win connoisseur, pull a piece of ribbon through the keychain end and loop it around a bottle of their favorite wine. That makes them not only the perfect stocking stuffer, but a fantastic DIY hostess gift too! They’ll even work well as bridesmaids gifts for a wedding.! Just color coordinate the beads with the wedding color and give each keychain a personalized charm! You can absolutely use recycled wine corks for this craft, but if you don’t have any, they’re fairly cheap to purchase as well. All in all you can make around 100 of these for about $30.00 which almost makes them an awesome side job to do if you need extra cash or are trying to pay off debt.
You will need:
- Wine Corks
- Split Keychain Rings
- Screw Eyes
- Eye pins
- Wire Cutters or Scissors
- Round Nose Pliers
- Flat Nose Pliers
Take a wine cork and twist a screw eye into one end of a cork. Attach a split ring to the loop of the screw eye to create the keychain portion of the gift. To attach, run the screw end through the keychain piece like you would a regular key.
Next, you’ll need to cut an eye pin in half using wire cutters or sharp scissors. Use the side that still contains a loop, and slide on a bead. Push the beaded eye pin into the other end of the cork.
Add the charm of your chocie by twisting open the attached jump ring on it then placing it through the loop in the eye pin and twisting closed.
See? Easy peasy and awesome gift idea!
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