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Cork stamps. I tried this: It's very cute and a great idea, but requires a very steady hand and EXTREME patience. I would also recommend that, while carving the cork, you wear a protective glove on the hand you're holding the cork in. And I think sparkling wine corks would be best for this project, as they give you more surface to work with.
The Sweet Spot: DIY: Cork Stamps
Show off your crafty side... diy stamps
“Cork Counts” Contest by anthropologie+you, via Flickr
Chopped and Dyed Cork Strings, Anthropologie
wine cork birdhouse - must drink more wine
maybe could side something cute on the large poles if we can't do the lighted branches
Spool Wine Corks
Recycled corks into Giraffe sculpture (my personal images are used in my audio e-books for children 3-7 and Illustrative Poetry, available at www.jamesagrove.ca)
Perfect vineyard / winery cork filler centerpiece.
Stamp Marche Sewing Set, $18 on Etsy
Wine Cork Trivet - so easy and fantastic! i could make this with the corks i have, since it needs fewer than a wreath!!
I could do this with all the corks I've been saving! :) Maybe for gifts too!