Handcrafted Wedding Centerpieces from Repurposed Cork

This tutorial is all about how to use upcycled containers and corks to create two types of DIY wedding centerpieces on a budget.

Materials Used:  Wedding Centrepieces Made From Upcycled Corks

– Corks – Cylindrical Containers – Hot Glue Gun – Knife – Stovetop – Strainer – Pan

Step 1: Prepare your Corks for Cutting

Basically, what you want to do is steam your corks for 10 minutes or so to soften them up and make it easier for you to cut them.

Step 2: Cut your Corks

I tried two different ways to see how they would turn out. I cut some corks in half vertically, and the other batch I cut into round disks horizontally through the corks.

Step 3: Glue your Corks to your Containers

For both versions, I started with the containers standing upright on the table and glueing the corks as far down to the bottom edge as possible.

The last step is to dress your centrepieces with repurposed ribbon, twine, or whatever you have on hand.

Step 4: Dress your Wedding Table Centrepieces

For the metal coffee tin canister, I just put water directly in the container.

Step 5: Add Flowers!