I picked up a trio of glass candle holders for a song in the after-Christmas sales, and I've been thinking about what I might fill them with. I did candy conversation hearts for Valentine's Day, jelly beans for Easter. For now, I've come up with a fun solution: wine corks.
Now, lest you think that we are in danger of alcoholism, let me explain that for the past eight years I've been saving the cork from every bottle of wine we've ever opened. I'm not sure what possessed me to save them, but one day I just started dropping them into a drawer. Now I have quite a few.
So here's how they look in the candle globes:
I like it! Especially since it's nice to have candlelight when you're having a glass of wine. What do you think? And would you like red or white?
P.S. My husband had the bright idea that we start saving beautiful wine labels as well. I think they'd be great decoupaged onto a tray like the one I did with postcards here. But since it takes some work to remove the labels from wine bottles, it'll take a while for me to collect enough labels to do this.