Make a Little Chair Out of a Champagne Cork Holder




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This is a fun and easy thing to do with those little wire pieces that hold in a champagne cork. And with New Years Eve coming up, you know we'll have a few of those lying around!

The resulting tiny chair makes a cute little christmas ornament, or dollhouse furniture, or just an interesting little nicknack! And a neat way to save a momento from an important bottle of champagne (like from a wedding, hot date, or special event)

This is very easy, and some would say obvious, but when I first saw this done I thought it was so cool. And I figured you guys would too !


PS: We made little robots to sit in the chairs out of the corks yesterday.

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Step 1: Materials

A wire champagne cork holder (similar to the one shown below) It needs to be one that the bottom wire is a separate piece from the twisted wires running down the sides.

And to bend it: Wire Pliers - bring a pair to your next New Years Party or sunday brunch, and you can be the life of the party!

Step 2: Disassembly

Remove the wire around the base by untwisting the two ends using wire pliers.
Carefully slide the wire out.

Step 3: The Legs

Curve the 4 'legs' inward to ensure the 'seat' is held securely. Turn it over and see if it sits straight. If not, play around with the legs until you have a pleasing chair like look.

Straighten the wire you removed as much as possible. (You can probably do better than I did here!)

Step 4: The Back

Shape your wire so it looks like the back of a chair. You can use any design -- here I imitated a cafe chair by twisting the center into a circle.

Obviously, the straighter you have made your wire, the neater the result will be.

Leave enough wire to attach to chair at both ends.

Step 5: Attach the Back

Attach the back to the back legs by tightly twisting the ends of the 'back' wires around the top two of the legs.

Step 6: Enjoy!

Enjoy your cute little chair!

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46 Discussions


10 years ago on Introduction

Ooh this is so nice!

Any ideas how to add a suitable table? perhaps from a regular wine bottle cork?

- Dips

9 replies

Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

Not sure about a tab le. obviously, if you don't add the back you can have a little side table. But not sure on creating more of a cafe table. Anyone have any ideas? Share them!


Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

use a cork from the champagne and a small coaster. Glue or not and use as many leg (corks) as you want!


Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

this particular table looks more like a card table. ;) Could paint it green or put felt on it, some tiny buckets (foil or something) to hold chips, cards, etc.... and you've got a start to a mini game table. :)


Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

How about a cafe style table made out of gumwrapper? About 2 inches high so the scale should be about right.


Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

How about making the table from the bottle. Carefully cut off the bottle base to use as the table top, and part of the neck to use as the table base. wet saw to cut bottles

Use thin slices of the cork as placemats. Probably some way to highlight the dimple in a champagne bottle too -- pour in a little water and make floating flowers out of the foil as the table centerpiece?


Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

One of those plastic pieces used to support pizza boxes would be crude, yes, but with a little fancy textured spraypaint might be satisfactory.


Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

there ya go... open multiple bottles, (shouldn't be hard tonight) and, viola, you've got a table and chairs.

Super cute! I can't believe we threw one of those wire cages away on new years, next time I will have to make a little chair!!!  For a table I think a cardboard or thick paper coaster would be about the right size, maybe glue it to an empty thread spool or a cork that is smooth on the end so it will stand up.

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Well, I guess you'll need to drink some more champagne now :)  Maybe for valentines day?

I like the table idea too... if you do it, be sure to send me a pic :!