Uncorking a good bottle of Chianti and sharing it with friends during a dinner, having a nice chat around a table – possibly outdoor, weather permitting! – is a wonderful tasting and social experience that many of our readers have experienced..
But have you ever thought of reusing the cork of that bottle? Here are some tips for a creative experience of Chianti!
If you have friends over dinner, for example it may happen that, especially at a certain point of the night, you do not know exactly which glass is whose. A cute and a little bit chic idea would be to use the cork to create little charms to hang around the stem of a wine glass, as Camilla Fabbri proposes. Just cut the cork in disks and impress on these the first initial with a beautiful magenta!
Another glam suggestion to decorate your table is to use wine corks to make a centerpiece-candleholder: insert in a transparent cylinder a beautiful candle, this also inserted in a jar, you can easily found it, and fill the space between the two cylinders with your corks – in the meantime you must have had a many dinners! – and you will have a special decorative object and a warming light!
If you really want to make a good impression over your guest, you can also make a cool trivet for your hot pots! Also in this case the crafting is quite easy: just buy a large pipe clamp (ask your hardware!), and fill the circle with corks and then screwed the clamp closed really tightly
And now, just prepare a nice dinner – or drop by the deli, defrost grandma’s lasagne, depending on your talent – and above all.. choose a good bottle of Chianti and share it with your friends!