(Closed) Cork Name Card Holder

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Hi NorCalBride!  I’m doing this!  I’m having my friends collect corks and then using them as my name card holders.  There are 2 ways (that I know of) to do them.  First, you can stand them on one end (so it’s vertical) and then make a cut in the other end to slip in the name card.  The other way is to keep them horizontal and then make a slit (about half way through the cork) to slide in the card.  I can send you some pics if you like.  I’m doing the second one, but I’m worried that they may "roll around."  So, it’s probably best to put them in sand or grass or something to make sure they’ll stay put.  Hope this helps!!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

To keep them from rolling I would think you could lay down a strip of glue on the back near the bottom for the cork to "lean" on.  If that is something you can visualize…  Or you could give it little feet – maybe with short steel pins.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Actually – to keep them from rolling around you need to slice a thin piece off the bottom of the cork as it lays on side. So it has a long flat bottom.

You could also do it more on the "back" part so they sit at an angle, either way a small piece with some very sharp should be cut off to kleep it simple. 

Also I woulnd’t suggest the first 2 of LNickles options as the item then gets top heavy and has a hard time staying up. 

We did this for a dinner party and it was fine.  

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Sweeney – is it hard to cut the cork evenly?  Do you use a really sharp knife, or what?

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

i wonder if it would cut easily if you heated a metal  taught wire just pushed it through, kinda like cheese.  then you would have to do that sawing motion?  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My FFIL did it, belive he used some fancy table saw thinger….no idea. It wasn’t a jigsaw…I’d have to doube check with him abou it, but yes – cutting manually would be tough.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I did 220 of them with a bread knife! It really wasn’t that hard at all … the serrated blade made it simple.  We made the kind with small slice taken off the bottom and then a slit for the card.  Oh, and we used new corks — that might make a difference.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Actually, you can do the vertical one, too, you just have to make the slit about halfway down the cork to prevent them from being "top heavy."  I do like the idea of cutting off the bottom of them if you’re doing them horizontally though.  Although placing them in sand or grass does work as well.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We’re getting married at a winery so for the table names we’re using empty bottles of their wine with the table name stuck in the cork.  I think I might use some sand in the bottle to weight it down so it doesn’t get knocked over easily.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Hello!  I am thinking about doing the cork name holders too…do you think it will look odd if all the corks are different?  and have been used? 

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2008

we purchased them at our winery for 25 cents each. FI cut them with a bread knife horizontally. to prevent corks from moving around, i stuck a staple at the back of each cork. they work pretty well. the staples are pretty easy to move around with some force if you ever want to move the them around. OH, and since we did them almost one month before the wedding, we did have to put in a temp "place holder" card after we cut the corks to prevent the corks growing back together.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

A friend did these for her brother’s wedding.  Just a hint, she did them too early and said that she ended up having to do half of them over again becuase they grew back together!  Who knew cork was self healing?

Post # 16
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Wannabee

we’re taking our corks, slicing them in 1/2 and putting a strip of magnet on them, they will be displayed in two easals with large framed metal scrap covered in some rice paper with the escort card, two per – so that they can stick the magnets together with their card stuck between and use it as a place holder.

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