Found Object Wine Stoppers

Turn vintage doorknobs, sports paraphernalia and other interesting objects into eye-catching bottle stoppers in just a few steps.
Found Object Wine Stoppers

Found Object Wine Stoppers

By: Michele Beschen
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Materials Needed:

  • corks
  • 1" automotive expansion plugs (size may vary depending on the cork size)
  • 1/4" diameter wooden dowel
  • 2-part epoxy
  • 1/4" drill bit
  • assortment of found objects
  • hammer
  • drill
  • pliers or vise
  • awl or punch

Prepare Expansion Plugs

Mark center of expansion cap with awl then drill through center of expansion cap using 1/4-inch drill bit.

Drill Cork

Drill a 3/4-inch deep hole in the center of the cork using 1/4-inch drill bit. Tip: Placing expansion plug on the cork before drilling will ensure proper alignment. Use tape wrapped around your drill bit to give you a measured stopping point.

Drilling Hole in Cork For Wine Stopper

Drilling Hole in Cork For Wine Stopper

Cut Dowel

Cut 1/4-inch diameter dowel to 1-1/2-inch length.

Cutting Dowel For Wine Stopper

Cutting Dowel For Wine Stopper

Attach Pieces

Apply two-part epoxy to cork head and adhere expansion plug and dowel.

Gluing Cork For Wine Bottle Stopper

Gluing Cork For Wine Bottle Stopper

Attach Object

Drill hole in center of found object. Apply epoxy to dowel and attach found object.

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