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Wine cork bath mat

DIY Wine cork bath mat

DIY Wine cork bath matCB2 bamboo bath mat

Inspired by CB2's bamboo bath mat. Written by Crafty Nest.

This mat was inspired by CB2’s bamboo bath mat

How to make a wine cork bath mat



  • pocket knife (sharpened)
  • cutting board (one that you won’t mind if it gets slightly damaged)
  • rotary cutter and mat (or scissors)
  • long ruler or yardstick
  • hot glue gun
  • coarse sand paper

Cut the corks lengthwiseDIY wine cork bath mat

1. Cut each cork in half lengthwise with a sharp pocket knife. Be patient and careful so you don’t cut a finger off. It’s best if you use natural cork wine corks that are similar length and width. Sand the bottoms flat if any of your cuts are jagged.

Arrange the pattern of corksDIY wine cork bath mat

2. Arrange the corks into a rectangle, flat sides down. Use a ruler or the lines on a cutting mat to make sure your configuration of corks is as close to a straight rectangle as possible. My mat is 18.5 x 30 inches (10 x 35 cork halves)—a little smaller than a standard size bath mat, but then my bathroom is smaller than a standard size bathroom.

Cut the shelf linerDIY wine cork bath mat

3. Measure and cut the shelf liner to size with a rotary cutter, ruler, and cutting mat.

Glue a wine cork borderDIY wine cork bath mat

4. Transfer the outer rows/columns of corks to the shelf liner and glue them to the top side of the liner. Apply a rectangle-shaped line of glue to the flat side of each cork, about 1/8 inch from the edge, line up the cork with the edge of the mat, and press hard. Wipe away any glue dribbles before it hardens fully, but after it cools (so you don’t burn yourself).

Glue the corks in the middleDIY wine cork bath mat

5. Once your frame is in place, transfer the rest of the corks to their corresponding position on the mat. You’ll probably have to do some arranging and trading places to make all the corks fit. Then remove one cork at a time and glue it down. You’re done!

Thank you Crafty Nest. I love my wine cork mat and I made several for presents. Hmmmmm does that mean I drink too much wine? :)

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