20 Wine Cork Crafts Projects

a collection of wine corks in two glass bowls overflowing onto a wooden table


Like vino? Do you have a lot of wine corks? These wine cork craft project ideas are great ways to use those wine corks you have been saving. Whether you decide to keep these wine cork projects for yourself or give them to a friend with a bottle of wine as a gift, there is something for everyone on this terrific list of wine cork crafts!

20 Wine Cork Crafts Projects

I drink a fair amount of red wine. Over the years, I have accumulated quite a collection of wine corks while always assuming that “someday” I will make something with them.

20 Wine Cork Crafts Projects. Like vino? Do you have a lot of wine corks? These wine cork craft project ideas are great ways to use those wine corks you have been saving. Whether you decide to keep these wine cork projects for yourself or give them to a friend with a bottle of wine as a gift, there is something for everyone on this terrific list of wine cork crafts!


I have several decorative bowls (pictured) where I keep my wine corks. A year ago, I gave my niece several gallon-sized zippered plastic bags stuffed full of my wine corks. Annnnnd I still have several more gallon-sized bags leftover!

After our latest trip to Italy I have even more wine to drink (hey, someone’s gotta do it!) and even more wine corks to use. I figured it was time for me to get busy looking for some crafts make with all these wine corks – either that or stop saving the corks (I do not think I am mentally able to do that!)

What crafts can you make with wine corks?

You can make a lot of different craft projects from wine cork wreaths to wine cork coasters to wine cork wall art projects!

What can I do with leftover wine corks?

Drink coasters, wine cork crafts you can sell, artwork… the list is endless to making versatile and useful DIY wine cork projects to use of your wine corks.

Are wine corks worth anything?

Worth is in the eye of the beholder. When we were last in Italy, we took a tour of a vineyard. The breakdown of the cost of the bottle was very informative. The cost of the cork was (approximately) one dollar US – for each and every wine cork! If I could sell back my collection to a vineyard, I would have a lot more money to spend on … wine. Alas, this is not to be. You could gather your wine cork collection and put it up for auction. The going rate is about 10 cents per cork.

Can you compost wine corks?

What if you do not want to make anything with your leftover wine corks? Well, if you have a natural wine cork you can compost them as the cork is a natural product. That is why they make great garden markers as you can just crumble them and release them into the soil.

20 Wine Cork Crafts Projects

20 Wine Cork Crafts Projects. Like vino? Do you have a lot of wine corks? These wine cork craft project ideas are great ways to use those wine corks you have been saving. Whether you decide to keep these wine cork projects for yourself or give them to a friend with a bottle of wine as a gift, there is something for everyone on this terrific list of wine cork crafts!

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Canned Bone Broth Recipe

Three jars of canned bone broth on a blue and white striped towel


Bone broth is nutritious, delicious, inexpensive and is the base for a large variety of meat recipes or consumed on its own. This is a rich and satisfying bone broth recipe. These step-by-step instructions show you how to make, and can, bone broth.

Canned Bone Broth Recipe

A steaming cup of bone broth with a herb sprig floating on top, three jars of canned bone broth on a blue and white striped towel in the background


Tips For Making Canned Bone Broth:

• Bone broth cannot be water bath canned, it must be pressure canned.

• If you have not canned before, the national center for home food preservation has some great articles! And, even if you have canned before, a refresher isn’t a bad idea. USDA Canning 101.

• Pressure canners these days are much better than they used to be. Use a good Pressure Canner to make all your canning easier!

• You can use the bones of any animals you like. This is a poultry bone broth, so we have the carcasses of two whole chickens in our batch. Do not worry about cleaning the carcasses of all the excess meat, it will only add more nutrition and flavor to you bone broth. Carcasses and bones can be stored in the freezer in small batches until you have enough for a batch of bone broth. Hubby constantly stores vegetable peels (for vegetable stock), chicken bones (for chicken stock), Beef bones (for beef stock), seafood peelings from shrimp and lobster (for seafood stock) in the freezer.

• Some people like to roast the bones or carcass for added flavor. You can also cut open the bones to get to the marrow.

• This is a different type of “recipe” in that it really does not follow a measurement script. For the herbs and spices for this recipe, we use two onions, a few sprigs of parsley, oregano, and rosemary, some cloves of minced garlic as well as salt and pepper. You may want to add celery and carrots, as well as other seasonings. You can flavor your bone broth however you like.

• This recipe cooks for 12-24 hours. The longer you cook it, the more flavor and nutrition your bone broth should have. Stock typically cooks about 90 minutes (depending on the method used), so this is a different product.

• How much bone broth you end up with depends on how much water you started with, how many bones, etc. I have to give a measurement for the recipe but realize you are boiling down water and the bones do take up volume.

• After canning your bone broth test it for a seal: wait up to 24 hours, and check the jars for sealing. A jar is properly sealed if the button on the center of the top of the lid has popped down. You can press down on the button, and if it remains down, it is sealed as well. Let the bone broth rest for 12 hours, then remove the rings, and store in the pantry. If any jars do not seal, you can place them in the fridge, and use within seven (7) days.

close-up of five jars of canned bone broth on a table


Canned Bone Broth Recipe Ingredients:

• Bones and carcasses from beef, pork, poultry or any other meat animals
• 2 Onions
• Salt, to taste
• Pepper, to taste
• Parsley Sprigs
• Oregano Sprigs
• Rosemary Sprigs
• 2 Cloves Garlic, minced

Canned Bone Broth Mise en Place:

• Large Slow Cooker (8-10 quarts)
• Fine Mesh Strainer
Pressure Canner
• Quart or Pint Jars
• Bowl

Canned Bone Broth Recipe. Bone broth is nutritious, delicious, inexpensive and be the base for a large variety of meat recipe, consumed on its own. This is a rich and satisfying bone broth recipe. These step-by-step instructions show you how to make, and can, bone broth.


Canned Bone Broth Recipe Directions:

1. Place the bones or carcasses of the animal(s) you wish to use in the bottom of a large slow cooker, and fill it the rest of the way to the top with water.

Canned Bone Broth Recipe. Bone broth is nutritious, delicious, inexpensive and be the base for a large variety of meat recipe, consumed on its own. This is a rich and satisfying bone broth recipe. These step-by-step instructions show you how to make, and can, bone broth.


Canned Bone Broth Recipe. Bone broth is nutritious, delicious, inexpensive and be the base for a large variety of meat recipe, consumed on its own. This is a rich and satisfying bone broth recipe. These step-by-step instructions show you how to make, and can, bone broth.


2. Place in any herbs, vegetables, or other seasonings you wish to use. For this recipe we use two cut onions, a few sprigs of parsley, oregano and rosemary, some cloves of minced garlic as well as salt and pepper. You may want to add celery and carrots, as well as other seasonings.

Canned Bone Broth Recipe. Bone broth is nutritious, delicious, inexpensive and be the base for a large variety of meat recipe, consumed on its own. This is a rich and satisfying bone broth recipe. These step-by-step instructions show you how to make, and can, bone broth.


3. Cover the slow cooker, and cook on low for 12-24 hours.
4. After the bone broth has slowly cooked, remove it from the heat, let cool, and then strain it well.
5. Place the strained bone broth into a bowl, cover, and place in the fridge overnight.
6. In the morning, scrape off any fat that has risen to the top. This will add unpleasant flavors to your bone broth when canned, so you will need to remove it.
7. Place the bone broth into a pot, and bring it just to a boil.

Canned Bone Broth Recipe. Bone broth is nutritious, delicious, inexpensive and be the base for a large variety of meat recipe, consumed on its own. This is a rich and satisfying bone broth recipe. These step-by-step instructions show you how to make, and can, bone broth.


Canned Bone Broth Recipe. Bone broth is nutritious, delicious, inexpensive and be the base for a large variety of meat recipe, consumed on its own. This is a rich and satisfying bone broth recipe. These step-by-step instructions show you how to make, and can, bone broth.


8. Remove from the heat and fill clean and sterilized pint or quart jars with the bone broth. Leave an inch of headspace at the top.

Canned Bone Broth Recipe. Bone broth is nutritious, delicious, inexpensive and be the base for a large variety of meat recipe, consumed on its own. This is a rich and satisfying bone broth recipe. These step-by-step instructions show you how to make, and can, bone broth.


9. Place clean and sterilized lids and rings on the jars, and place them into a pressure canner. Bone broth cannot be water bath canned; it must be pressure canned.

Canned Bone Broth Recipe. Bone broth is nutritious, delicious, inexpensive and be the base for a large variety of meat recipe, consumed on its own. This is a rich and satisfying bone broth recipe. These step-by-step instructions show you how to make, and can, bone broth.


Canned Bone Broth Recipe. Bone broth is nutritious, delicious, inexpensive and be the base for a large variety of meat recipe, consumed on its own. This is a rich and satisfying bone broth recipe. These step-by-step instructions show you how to make, and can, bone broth.


Canned Bone Broth Recipe. Bone broth is nutritious, delicious, inexpensive and be the base for a large variety of meat recipe, consumed on its own. This is a rich and satisfying bone broth recipe. These step-by-step instructions show you how to make, and can, bone broth.


10. Put the lid on the pressure canner, and bring it to temperature. Process the bone broth at 10 pounds of pressure for 20 minutes if using pint jars, and 25 minutes if using quart jars. Wait up to 24 hours, and check the jars for sealing. A jar is properly sealed if the button on the center of the top of the lid has popped down. You can press down on the button, and if it remains down, it is sealed as well. Let the bone broth rest for 12 hours, then remove the rings, and store in the pantry. If any jars do not seal, you can place them in the fridge and use within seven (7) days.

Canned Bone Broth Recipe. Bone broth is nutritious, delicious, inexpensive and be the base for a large variety of meat recipe, consumed on its own. This is a rich and satisfying bone broth recipe. These step-by-step instructions show you how to make, and can, bone broth.


Yield: 14 cups

Canned Bone Broth Recipe

Canned Bone Broth Recipe

Canned Bone Broth Recipe. Bone broth is nutritious, delicious, inexpensive and is the base for a large variety of meat recipes or consumed on its own. This is a rich and satisfying bone broth recipe. These step-by-step instructions show you how to make, and can, bone broth.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 days 1 hour
Additional Time 12 hours
Total Time 1 days 13 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Bones and carcasses from beef, pork, poultry or any other meat animals
  • 2 Onions
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Parsley Sprigs
  • Oregano Sprigs
  • Rosemary Sprigs
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced

Instructions

    1. Place the bones or carcasses of the animal(s) you wish to use in the bottom of a large slow cooker, and fill it the rest of the way to the top with water.
    2. Place in any herbs, vegetables or other seasonings you wish to use. For this recipe we use two cut onions, a few sprigs of parsley, oregano and rosemary, some cloves of minced garlic as well as salt and pepper. You may want to add celery and carrots, as well as other seasonings.
    3. Cover the slow cooker, and cook on low for 12-24 hours.
    4. After the bone broth has slow cooked, remove it from the heat, let cool, and then strain it well.
    5. Place the strained bone broth into a bowl, cover, and place in the fridge overnight.
    6. In the morning, scrape off any fat that has risen to the top. This will add unpleasant flavors to your bone broth when canned, so you will need to remove it.
    7. Place the bone broth into a pot, and bring it just to a boil.
    8. Remove from the heat, and fill clean and sterilized pint or quart jars with the bone broth. Leave an inch of headspace at the top.
    9. Place clean and sterilized lids and rings on the jars, and place them into a pressure canner. Bone broth cannot be water bath canned, it must be pressure canned.
    10. Put the lid on the pressure canner, and bring it to temperature. Process the bone broth at 10 pounds of pressure for 20 minutes if using pint jars, and 25 minutes if using quart jars. Wait up to 24 hours, and check the jars for sealing. A jar is properly sealed if the button on the center of the top of the lid has popped down. You can press down on the button, and if it remains down, it is sealed as well. Let the bone broth rest for 12 hours, then remove the rings, and store in the pantry. If any jars do not seal, you can place them in the fridge, and use within 7 days.

Notes

see all the notes on the blog post

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

28

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 29 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 9mg Sodium: 28mg Carbohydrates: 1g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

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5 Romantic Places to Visit in New York State

5 Romantic New York State Places to Visit. New York State is home to some of the most beautiful scenery – natural and man-made – in the United States. Visiting any of these spots provides the foundation for a special and romantic getaway. From big city tourist attractions to the breathtaking natural beauty of upstate New York, let the romance of a New York State getaway take you away.


New York State is home to some of the most beautiful scenery – natural and man-made – in the United States. Visiting any of these spots provides the foundation for a special and romantic getaway. From big city tourist attractions to the breathtaking natural beauty of upstate New York, let the romance of a New York State getaway take you away.

5 Romantic Places to Visit in New York State

If you are planning a romantic Valentine’s Day outing in New York State, I have some excellent suggestions on great places to visit for your getaway!

Cooperstown

You might not think the home of professional baseballs Hall of Fame would be a romantic spot, but Cooperstown’s attraction extends beyond baseball.

Fenimore Art Museum offers a look into American folk art, Native American art, and photography from the 19th and 20 centuries. Staying with a historical theme, Hyde Hall offers a look at a former mansion owned by a wealthy English landowner. The estate is located near Ostwego Lake.

Enjoy a casual dinner at the Hawkeye Bar and Grill at the Otesaga Resort. Grab a burger or enjoy a steak or prime rib. You can select a fine wine from the restaurant’s extensive offerings. Calling downtown Cooperstown home, Nicoletta’s Italian Café offers a casual sit-down environment, where you can enjoy authentic Italian dishes featuring homemade pasta.

Cooperstown is home to some excellent lodging options, such as the Inn at Cooperstown, Tunnifliff Inn, Rose and Thistle B&B

5 Romantic New York State Places to Visit. New York State is home to some of the most beautiful scenery – natural and manmade – in the United States. Visiting any of these spots provides the foundation for a special and romantic getaway. From big city tourist attractions to the breathtaking natural beauty of upstate New York, let the romance of a New York State getaway take you away.


Finger Lakes

I love the Finger Lakes! Hubby and I have spent a lot of time there during the last five years, and there is a lot to offer in the region.

The Finger Lakes communities offer restaurants with exquisite menus like the Aurora Inn (omg the food is soooo good!) There are some great little towns along the Finger Lakes, of course, Ithaca (home to Cornell University), as well as Greece (visit their downtown – it is fabulous!), and Canandaguia. You can stay at small resorts, wineries, or great B&Bs. Spread across the region, visitors to the area may enjoy traveling to different towns to take in attractions such as the Corning Museum of Glass. I cannot resist buying something in their gift shop everytime I go!

Since the Finger Lake area is known for its wine, create your own wine trail, with stops at any of the dozens of wineries open year-round. Pair your favorite drink with cheese or chocolates, and you have an impressive romantic outing.
While you are in the Finger Lakes, if you would like to do some winery exploration, I’ve been to more than a few:
* Estate Wineries on Seneca Lake
* Wine Tasting On Canandaigua Lake
* Wine Tasting On the West Side Of Seneca Lake
* Wine Tasting On the east Side of Seneca Lake
* Wine Tasting On Cayuga Lake

A little wine, a little fireplace in your room… it doesn’t get much more romantic than a weekend in the Finger Lakes (anytime of the year!)

5 Romantic New York State Places to Visit. New York State is home to some of the most beautiful scenery – natural and manmade – in the United States. Visiting any of these spots provides the foundation for a special and romantic getaway. From big city tourist attractions to the breathtaking natural beauty of upstate New York, let the romance of a New York State getaway take you away.


Lake Placid

The site of two winter Olympics games, most recently in 1980, Lake Placid is a great spot for a romantic getaway involving snow and nature. Beyond being home to ski resorts, Lake Placid offers a look at some of the Olympics sporting venues, such as the Lake Placid Olympic Museum, as well as the ski jump and luge complexes.

For that perfect romantic weekend at Lake Placid, check out area spas, museums, and art galleries.

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New York City

Where do you start for a romantic getaway in the Big Apple? I actually got engaged to Hubby at One if By Land, Two If By Sea. I expected a Valentine’s Day proposal (yes, I was a sure thing), but instead, he asked me the week before! Sneaky man.

There are nearly unlimited choices in NYC, so you can easily pick something out of column A and B and create a memorable visit.

A trip to New York requires a visit to Times Square possibly the busiest spot in the world. Stand next to people from hundreds of countries, as New York is the true melting pot of America. As you tour the area, visit Rockefeller Plaza for great views of the city!

Of course, no trip to New York is complete without a trip to the top of the Empire State Building. Who else loved Sleepeless in Seattle? It doesn’t get much more romantic than that!

With thousands of dining options available, a trip to Little Italy for an intimate dining table and a glass of wine is absolutely perfect.
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5 Romantic New York State Places to Visit. New York State is home to some of the most beautiful scenery – natural and manmade – in the United States. Visiting any of these spots provides the foundation for a special and romantic getaway. From big city tourist attractions to the breathtaking natural beauty of upstate New York, let the romance of a New York State getaway take you away.


Niagara Falls

While NYC may be among the most romantic cities, Niagara Falls may be the most naturally romantic spot in North America. With the falls separating New York and Canada, they offer a beautiful backdrop for a romantic getaway. It was the “Honeymoon Capital of the World” for most of the 20th Century; doesn’t get much more romantic than that!

Niagara Falls State Park is simply breathtaking. Enjoy the lightshow, the view from the Observation Tower, and walk the trails on Goat Island and Three Sisters Island. After a half-day spent walking the park, you can enjoy some of the Niagara County regional wines, including New York State Ice Wines! Yum!

New York is home to some of the most beautiful scenery – natural and manmade – in the United States. Visiting any of these spots provides the foundation for a special and romantic getaway. From NYC’s tourist attractions to the natural beauty of Lake Placid and the Finger Lakes, let the romance of a New York getaway take you away.

Looking for more New York State seasonal delights? Here are some great New York State getaways for you and your family to enjoy:

10 Best Christmas Towns in New York State – While we may take it for granted sometimes, those of us who live in New York State know that it is a magical place to live during the holidays. Whether you are a New York resident, or you are visiting for the holidays, you can find some pretty amazing places to visit here in the Empire State.

10 Fabulous New York State Springtime Getaways – While we may take it for granted sometimes, those of us who live in New York State know that it is a wonderful place to live and play during the springtime. Whether you are a New York State resident, or you are just vacationing in this beautiful region, you can find some pretty amazing places to visit here in the Empire State.

Best Summer Family Getaways in New York State Summer means vacation time! New York State is home to many inviting spots to spend a long weekend or a full week (or two) with the family. From retracing the steps of great Olympians to camping and fishing outdoors to checking out some of the scary and fun attractions at amusement parks, New York State invites you to enjoy some great quality time with your loved ones on a terrific family getaway.


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