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Today’s DIY Project: House of Cork

June 13th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

If you’ve got 180,000 corks lying around, you can use them to build a house.¬†Instructions here.

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Today’s DIY Project: Doll Head Wine Glasses

May 16th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

There’s something profoundly disturbing about this.

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Today’s DIY Project: Bag of Wine

February 8th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

If you’re in the familiar position of having too many old clothes and not enough wine-toting capacity, you’re in luck. Lisa Hoover at Lifehacker has a video about turning old clothes into wine totes, and entices us to the project with this: Spend a weekend making a few of these babies, buy a case or [...]

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Today’s DIY Project: U Picasso U

January 18th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

The greatest artists in the world have designed wine labels; now you can, too. Seriously: if Keith Haring could do it, anyone can. Brooklyn Oenology, one of the very few wineries in Brooklyn, is holding a wine label design contest. The wine to be labeled: a 2010 Sauvignon Blanc. The winner will be chosen by [...]

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Today’s Do-It-Yourself Project: Cork Bowling Alley

December 13th, 2010 by Tom Johnson

It takes a lot of corks and a fabulous eye, buy Minnesota artist Jan Elftmann has fashioned an entire bowling alley out of leftover wine corks. And the really weird thing is, it works. I know the pins kind of look like pineapples, but trust me: it works. My only question is, when you’re wine [...]

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Today’s Do It Yourself Project: Cork Jesus

December 5th, 2010 by Tom Johnson

Build a nativity scene out of stuff you’d otherwise throw away, and make the baby Jesus according to these instructions: Paint all 3 of the wine corks beige and add eyes, a nose, and a mouth to the front side of one of the wine corks. Next wrap the wine cork with white fabric to [...]

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Do-It-Yourself Project: Heavy Construction Edition

November 24th, 2010 by Tom Johnson

Got a lot of leftoever wine casks lying around the house? Turn them into a hotel! Pictorial instructions here.

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Today’s Do-It-Yourself Project Begs the Question “Why?”

November 4th, 2010 by Tom Johnson

The Wine Cork Man. Most craft projects have a fussy quality, as if someone spent way too much time getting them just so. The wine cork man at right looks like it originated as the product of someone waiting for the waiter to return with the check.

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Today’s DIY Project: Sabering Champagne

October 27th, 2010 by Tom Johnson

Instructions here. Video of cheerful Millennials showing how not to do it here. Evidence that foolishness knows no age here. A mom gets into the act here.

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Today’s Do-It-Yourself Project: The Wine Cork Armchair

October 26th, 2010 by Tom Johnson

Better start drinking. It takes a lot of corks.

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