Whether you bring wine to a small gathering, a party or are simply curling up on the couch with a glass of your favorite red, wine stoppers are essential kitchen items for any wine-drinker. Although they can be found at just about any store that carries kitchen suplies, they are so easy to make that buying them is unnecessary.
Tools and Material
- Decorative drawer pulls or lamp finials
- Headless screws
- Drill bit
- Craft glue
Step 1: Supplies
Most of the supplies you need for this wine drinker’s must-have can be found at your local home improvement store. You need a decorative drawer pull or lamp finial, a cork, a headless screw that fits your drawer pull, the proper drill bit and craft glue. When choosing your drawer pull, consider who and what these wine stoppers are for. At any rate, you should pick the one that you love. If you have trouble finding your supplies, do not be afraid to ask for help.
Step 2: Prepare your Cork
Prepare your cork for assembly. Taking caution not to break your cork, use your drill bit to make a hole deep enough for the screw to fit in. To do this, mark the center first, then carefully hold your cork, and twist the drill bit, while pushing it into the cork. Keep the drill bit straight, and make a hole about ¼ inches deep into the center of the larger end. Once you have made your hole, clear out any pieces of cork, so you have a clear surface to work with.
Step 3: Assemble Drawer Pull and Screw
The next step is simple, but make sure you do it correctly, or the pull of the wine stoppers may come off. Take your headless screw and put a small amount of craft glue on 1 end. Using too much will create a mess, so use a soft touch. With the end that you have put glue on, twist the screw into your decorative drawer pull until it will not screw in any farther. Make sure it is securely attached and allow the glue to dry for a little while.
Step 4: Put it All Together
Now that your glue has dried, and your drawer pull is tightly attached to the screw, you will adopt a similar method in attaching the cork for the wine stopper. After you attached the pull to the screw, there should be about ½ an inch of screw sticking out. Put a small amount of glue on the end of the side sticking out, and twist it into the hole you made in your cork. Continue to twist the screw into the cork, until the cork is pushed against your decorative pull.
Step 5: Just to be Safe
Although it is not strictly necessary, as an extra step to keep the wine stoppers together, you can glue the cork to the pull. While you are twisting the screw into the cork, place a small amount of glue onto the top of the cork, so that it will be pressed onto the drawer pull. Now that your wine stoppers are fully assembled, all you need to do is allow it to fully dry before using.