Uncommon frugal living tips
Uses for a Corks.
Ok corks you may be thinking, why on earth would you bother to save wine bottle corks. Well they soon add up which you will notice if you start to collect them.
Before long you end up with a big back of them and then you need to do something useful with them rather than throwing them away.
Ok so I have searched around and tried to find new and interesting ways to use them. Some ideas are fun especially for kids and others have some really practical uses. I hope you enjoy reading these tips and don’t forget if you have any used for corks that I have not mentioned, please feel free to let me know and I will add them to the list.
For some colourful children’s jewellery they can make themselves. Punch holes through the middle of corks. Paint the corks and then when dry, string them together to make a necklace.
Cork is great at protecting surfaces against hot plates etc. So why not make a plate stand out of your spare cords. Simply glue together to create a heatproof pad to place pot and pans onto to.
Ever noticed how keys have a habit of leaping out of your hand? This is usually not a problem, but what if your on a boat?
By attaching a cork to your boat key you will create a floating buoy for your keys. So if they do fall into the water you can just scoop them out.
Kids love to make things and they love stamping.
Draw a design in the end of a cork and carve out around it. Use an ink pad to use as a stamp. This is great fun for the kids to use and is a lot cheaper than buying pre made stamps.
Cleaning the edge of knives to bring up the shine can be a little hazardous sometimes, but a cork can helps protect vulnerable fingers. Dip a dampened cork in scouring powder and pass it along the edges of a carbon steel knife. It brings it up a treat.
To stop a rocking chair from tipping too far back, glue corks under each end of the two back rockers. This really works and has saved me from going completely over backwards in my old rocker.
(Tips from Readers Digest Practical Problem Solver)
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