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Art & Crafts

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Wine Cork Craft

This is a fun opportunity to create a unique project – keep what you make for yourself or to give away. Ginny and Susan will provide guidance on how to make a bird house, inspired by a winery that created “Four Birds” in honor of the winemaker’s wife’s maiden name. Or you can create a different wine cork project instead. Some ideas include: planter, decoration, trivet, coasters, or whatever catches your fancy!

Ginny & Susan will present their bird houses to the winery on Sunday, Aug. 14th.  Consider joining in also on that Out & About Adventure! See O&A Wine Discovery for specific details.


  • Your lunch
  • Wine Corks: (Lots provided.) If you have a stash to use or contribute, bring them. If you want to design an item with only specific/thematic corks (winery; State; varietal; etc.) please sort your corks before arriving.
  • Glue Gun & glue sticks refills
  • Serrated Knife(your worst one, as it will get duller cutting cork)
  • Box Cutter or other “cutting” tool
  • Your DIY cork ideas, if not creating a Bird House. 

If you don’t own a needed item, it might be possible to borrow it.  There are a few extra available. Other Items available:

  • Corks: a gazillion WA State winery corks, a few OR, some CA, plain, and a group of “orphans”, international, and other States
  • Wooden bases already collected for us in variety of sizes
  • If you need a specific base size, send Ginny Dailythe details. If available, she will reserve it for you. If not, you’ll have time to procure it yourself.

Other Info:

  • Any corks you desire to cut, if you want to get rid of a red wine stain, or if using champagne corks and want them to be of uniform shape: bring to a boil in water & simmer 20 minutes.
  • Boiled corks can be glued or cut after 10 minutes or more of cooling.
  • If you desire other supplies after checking out cork craft ideas on-line, feel free to bring them: birds, leaves, flowers, items for the porch/roof, etc.

Open to all members.

Location: Susan Handley’s home 10211 NE 60th St. Kirkland WA 98033  [513-236-4686]

RSVP by Thursday, July 28 to Ginny Daily dailyjv@comcast.net    

Questions? Ginny: 425-821-2005 h

Bonus: “First Monday Happy Hour” is just down the street and begins at 2pm. Consider attending that also. See Happy Hour details/RSVP.

Group leads: Kathy Mellon-Rossi & Helena Puche