Archive for the ‘Do It Yourself’ Category
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.
May 16th, 2011 by Tom Johnson
There’s something profoundly disturbing about this.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
October 26th, 2010 by Tom Johnson
Better start drinking. It takes a lot of corks.