1. Pop out the glass front of the shadow box (Danny likes Michael’s Pennant Shadowbox,, and save it for a different project.
  2. Line the bottom of the shadow box with layers of cork shelf liner until it’s thick enough for a wine cork to reach the top of the shadow box when standing upright.
  3. Fill the shadow box with wine corks (real ones, not the plastic type), making sure to maximize the number of corks possible inside the box so they’re snug enough not to wiggle around but not crammed into the box.


If you don’t have a wine cork collection, get friendly with your local wine bar, restaurant or vineyard, and ask them to collect used corks for you. You’d be surprised how easy it is to amass a collection quickly for your crafts with wine corks.

Wine Cork Bath Mat craft project designed by Danny Seo. Photography by Jennifer Levy.