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Wine Cork Key chain Tutorial

I love cork crafts and this one is a fun and easy one.  You need a few materials for this cork key chain craft but they are pretty inexpensive and available in most craft stores or on Amazon.  

I gave this to a friend and she really loved it but this cork key chain would also make a great tag to add to a gift or check out my wine cork ornaments.  They are fun too.


These wine cork key chains are so easy to make and are great gifts. -


Cork Key Chain

Choose your cork.  I am making this key chain for a friend who loves this Caricature wine.  The corks are so fun sometimes.  My favorite cork so far is from Cupcake wine but I have noticed they are moving over to some twist off tops now.  Boo!  I usually buy a bottle if it has a cork so I can keep using them.

You can purchase corks as well if you are not a wine drinker or you want to make several key chains and just don’t drink THAT much wine.

Supplies Needed For A Cork Key Chain

Gather your supplies.  You will need eyelets and washers, beads and/or charms (I had mine already but I love these from Amazon), head pins, wire cutters and a small pair of pliers, glue and a ring key holder.

I have one of these 3 piece jewelry kits and I use it a lot.  It includes wire cutters and some pliers.  It also has the round nose pliers that are perfect for making your own jump rings or creating a round piece at the top of a bead with the head pin if you are creating your own bead charm.  If you are using a ready made bead charm as shown below you won’t need the head pins.




A picture of all of the supplies needed to make the cork key chain.



Getting Started

The top and the bottom of the key chain is where we add the eyelets and  2 washers.  The key holder goes at the top and the beads and charms  at the bottom.  Put some glue on the smaller washer and place it on top of the larger washer.  I like to purchase the two different color washers.  I think they look nice.  Glue both of these onto the ends of the cork.  The washers are super cheap at the hardware store.  I think .10 each for the silver ones and .06 each for the gold ones.  The larger washers I used are 1 inch and the smaller one is 1/2 inch.


Cork with two sizes of washers glued to each end.


Screw the eyelets into the top and the bottom of the cork.   Try to make them straight.  I usually have one that is a little crooked.  I don’t know why.


Cork with washers and eyelets on each side.


5.  The bottom of the cork is where you get to add the fun stuff.  I used a bead and a charm because I am crazy like that.  Attach your fun stuff to the eyelet with jump rings.  I choose the green bead for Maureen because she is Irish.  I hope she likes it.



These wine cork key chains are so easy to make and are great gifts. -


6.  Then add the key ring and it is all done.  Easy peasy!



These wine cork key chains are so easy to make and are great gifts. -




Finished key chain with charms and washers.



Finished wine cork key chain with charms.



What do you think?  The hard part is drinking the wine just so you can keep the cork.  Have fun with this one and add some fun charms and beads.

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vicki gentry

Monday 21st of December 2020

WHat size screw eyelet do you use??


Wednesday 23rd of December 2020

I Vicki!

I usually use what I have on hand but it needs to be big enough to hold the charms. I think I vary depending on what I have. As small as I can to make it work if possible. LOL!


Wednesday 2nd of September 2020

Hi Michelle, I sell wines and love your idea. One question about linking beads and charms to the headpin under the cork. You mentioned jump rings but they are closed. You probably cannot bow the headpin . So do you mean spit rings? Lookin forward to your reply .


Thursday 3rd of September 2020

Hi Anita,

I have never heard of split rings and the rings I was using were called jump rings. They are closed but are not solid so you can open them with little needle nose pliers then close them back up. I hope this helps.


Saturday 21st of March 2020

Do you wash the corks before making these or just let them be natural. Or did I miss that in the post. Love these.


Saturday 21st of March 2020

I think I may have rinsed them but nothing big. I am glad you like them. They are really fun to make!

rosie deleon

Saturday 18th of January 2020

How did you place the charms on the hook.?


Sunday 19th of January 2020

Hi Rosie, Most of the time you need to add a jump ring to the charm then to the hook. Use the pliers to open the jump ring, add the charm then place it on the hook and close it back up. I hope that works for you!


Friday 28th of October 2016

I love this cute little keychain! What a great idea!


Saturday 29th of October 2016

Thank you Carolann! I need to make another one for myself. I gave mine away. LOL! Thanks for stopping by.


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