The holidays just scream overindulgence, don’t they? It sounds crazy, but I’m almost at the breaking point where I’d be happy to not see another hors d’oeuvre or glass of wine for a very long time. As I attempt to turn the celebrating down just a few notches over the next couple of days, I figured I’d need some way to preserve my unfinished vino. These DIY crystal bottle stoppers took almost no time to make, and look super pretty atop a fancy bottle of bubbly or wine. (they’d also make perfect hostess gifts for this weekend’s New Year’s fêtes!) Wanna make your own? Follow the jump for instructions!

  • cork stoppers (available at Hobby Lobby)
  • rock (check local specialty rock stores or bead shops)
  • hot glue gun
  • twine
  1. Squeeze hot glue generously onto top of cork, and press down flattest side of rock.
  2. Wind twine around top of cork two or three times, and secure with hot glue.

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Comments (16)
  1. 1
    Jenny December 28, 2011 at 9:26 am

    I am SO doing this!!!! They are easy, gorgeous and def great hostess gifts. Awesome idea!!!

  2. 2
    Christine January 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    These are totally stellar.

  3. 3
    LuLu January 31, 2012 at 9:14 am

    These are great!! I can’t wait to make some. I’m just wondering what the twine is for?

  4. 4
    Camille Styles January 31, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Thanks Lulu! The twine is a decorative accent that will hide any dried hot glue that might seep out from under the rock. So glad you’re going to give these a try! xx

  5. 5
    Reilly December 21, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Could you use super glue instead of hot glue?

  6. 6
    Serina July 28, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    I went to hobby lobby and saw the corks, but there are about 3 different sizes (2, 6, 10). Which size should I get?

  7. 7
    Melissa September 3, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Just came across this post, LOVE it. But curious what size cork you used as there are several different sizes to choose from?



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