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Yet another reason to love champagne

Next to a nice malbec, my wine of choice (especially in summer) is prosecco. It’s delicious, inexpensive, and has the power to make a small occasion feel like a celebration.   After opening a bottle for a cook out last week, I looked a bit more closely at the cork and had an idea – in addition to providing economical bubbly, my prosecco provided the perfect base for a display card holder.

a cork card holder

Incredibly simple, really. Start with a flat bottomed champagne cork.

Champagne cork

Then, take a serrated knife and start sawing in a straight line in the center of the cork.

Cutting cork

As I sawed through the cork, I turned the knife inward creating more of a valley shape, rather than a “U” shape, making it easier to prop up pieces of paper in the stand.

Sliced cork

Three things I love about this little project. 1) it’s ridiculously simple, 2) it’s practically free, assuming you have prosecco already built into your monthly budget (and who doesn’t), and 3) versatility. Here are three ways you can use this little stand around the house.
Cork place card holder

Name card holder. It’s reusable and immediately sets a celebratory tone at any party. I fully intend on making a set of 8.
Cork recipe holder

Recipe holder. Great for any recipes you’re given on traditional recipe cards. Side note: if you’re wondering why there are holes in the bottom of this card, you can find out by reading Organized  Cooking.

Cork photo holder

Keepsake display. It’s a lovely way to showcase a 4×6 photo (5×7 was a little too heavy), a sweet postcard or a photo booth card like the one my husband and I have from my cousin’s wedding last year.

If you can think of any more uses for this, I’d love to hear about them!

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Such a great idea…
    love it~

    June 6, 2013
  2. thanks so much!

    June 6, 2013

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