How to Make a Wine Cork Tray Using a Stretched Canvas

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Square feature image of a wine cork tray finished with beaded handles.

Learn how to make this beautiful wine cork tray using a stretched canvas!

I was gifted a big bag of corks and instantly knew I wanted to make a tray out of them. This tray was super easy to make. The base is a stretched canvas that I spray-painted gold and the handles are beads strung onto the 28-gauge wire that you can find at any hardware store.

Wine Cork Tray feature image on marble counter

I love this tray and how it adds a little warmth and old-world charm to our home. Get the details below on how to make this beautiful tray!

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Supplies

How to Make a Wine Cork Tray Using a Stretched Canvas

Start by spray painting your stretched canvas, front, back, and all sides that will show. For this DIY, you’ll be using the back side of the canvas!

Wine Cork Tray in progress, spray painted with handles on.
Wine Cork Tray in progress, spray painted with handles on.
Once your canvas is dry, add the screw eyes where you want your handle to go. My canvas was 11" long on the sides so I measured in 3.5" in from the ends and placed my screw eye as shown above. Snip two pieces of wire with scissors to form into a handle. String with beads and wrap around the screw eye 4-5 times, then around the wire itself to secure each handle. Note: I cut two 10-inch pieces of wire to make my handles, that was long enough to have some excess to wrap and secure to the screw eye.
Beaded wire handles.

Once your canvas is dry, add the screw eyes where you want your handle to go. My canvas was 11″ long on the sides so I measured in 3.5-inches from the ends and placed my screw eye as shown above.

Snip two pieces of wire with scissors to form a handle. String with beads and wrap around the screw eye 4-5 times, then around the wire itself to secure each handle.

Wine Cork Tray feature image on marble counter

Arrange all of the corks into the base of the tray. Once you have the corks arranged, pick up each cork, one at a time, and hot glue them down. I glued them with the labels up.

To finish, I hot glued gold-chevron patterned ribbon that I found at Dollar Tree around the top edges of my tray. This added a decorative touch and covered the staples on the canvas!

I generally keep mine on the counter but if you plan to carry it as a serving tray, you may want to reinforce the bottom with craft plywood!

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If you love this easy DIY, Pin the image above to your Pinterest craft boards to come back to it later!

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Connie Hamilton

    Could someone please tell me what size beads that you used?

    1. Dawn Stewart

      Hi Connie,
      Sorry the link was broken, I updated it. The wood beads I used were about 14 mm (about a 1/2 inch wide). Hope that helps!

  2. Mary

    Just beautiful, been looking for a way to use my wine corks to make a tray. And since I paint, the perfect solution! Thank you so much for sharing💕

    1. Dawn Stewart

      Mary that’s awesome! I love it when I have all the supplies on hand. Thank you for stopping by!!

  3. Sharleen

    Absolutely beautiful. Love the design . Will have to make one myself . Thanks fir the idea

    1. Dawn Stewart

      Thanks, Sharleen! This tray does look nice and is super easy to make. Happy you liked the tutorial!

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