Wine Cork for a Bag Closer

Need a chip clip? Or maybe just something to keep a bag or package closed? All you need to do is recycle a wine cork into a useful bag closer. Check out these ones I made.

The steps are quick and simple to recycle any wine cork into a bag closer. First place the cork on a cutting board and with a sharp knife slowly cut down about halfway through the middle of the cork. Then cut a bit at an angle down again to create the opening at the top of the cork. See photos below for a closeup of the cuts.

You can make the cut wider for thicker bags too. Just angle your cut down into the center cut for a wider opening. If the opening it not wide enough, just cut down again at an angle until you have a wider opening as needed.

Conclusion: Recycling old wine corks into bag closers is a great way to repurpose old corks and seal your packages closed.

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5 Responses to “Wine Cork for a Bag Closer”

  1. Clara January 31, 2014 at 3:21 am #

    Always wondered what I could do with corks — thanks for the tip!

  2. Jim V October 30, 2016 at 8:28 am #

    time to buy some more wine! giddyup!

  3. Amy Turim December 14, 2016 at 6:08 pm #

    the “corks” in the picture look like the synthetic ones — not truly cork.I would expect the synthetic ones to work better for this use; they are of consistent density throughout and wouldn’t tend to crumble. Cool & cute idea.

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