Every time we celebrate an occasion with a bottle of wine, I toss the leftover cork in a large jar in our kitchen, before recycling the bottle. Over the years, we have amassed a nice little collection — and since cork is so versatile, I use it frequently in different projects. Most recently, Eben and I carved a little set of recycled wine bottle cork stamps to give to a friend. My son is older, so he was able to do the carving of the designs into the corks himself. However, if you have little ones, you will want to do the carving, and reserve all of the stamping for them.
These little cork stamps can be wrapped up perfectly with a soy ink pad and set of recycled plain cards, as a thoughtful homemade gift. Or you can also keep the stamps for your child to play with. Jump over to Inhabitots to learn how to make a set of recycled wine bottle cork stamps in less than 30 minutes.