Simple Wine Cork Display Trick {Vase Filler}


Hi friends!  How has your week been?  Ours has been pretty calm and leisurely and I have to tell you I am NOT complaining one bit!  I’ve actually been a bit bored, yep, don’t tell My Love though because he will think I need to go back to work or something!
The kids have been busy with friends the last few days so I have gotten a lot accomplished around the house.  My kitchen is clean again and I almost have all of the laundry completed.  Ahhhh good times I tell ya!  (and you thought by leisurely I meant sitting on the back porch and sippin’ wine, didn’t you?)

Well, speaking of wine…

Today I want to share with you a little trick.  I am sure you all have seen it before, it’s not complete rocket science.  I actually thought to myself “why haven’t I done this before”?   My wine corks have been thrown in a jar up in my cabinet and never out on display.  I do drink wine now and then but never really thought I had enough corks to have a pretty display of them…until now! 
To cut to the chase here is the trick – put something in the vase to fill it first and then display your items around it to make the vase look full.  Very simple, very easy – big impact!

Of course here I used this trick for my wine corks but you could use it for any type of decor items to fill up a vase or apothecary jar, anything! 
Here’s what I did.  I am sure you could have figured it out but I’ll give you a visual because pictures are so fun, right? 
My apothecary jar is super tall so the perfect solution was a bottle of wine!
My wine bottle still didn’t quite do the trick so I added a candle in there as well.  I just turned it around to the back to conceal it since it sits up against the wall. 
Can you see the top of the bottle peeking through?  I guess we need to drink a few more bottles to cover it up!  I’ll work on that right away, like ASAP!

It looks great in my new breakfast room displayed on top of my Pottery Barn Wannabe Dresser that I lovingly call my “Curb Alert! Dresser”
I like it!  How about you?  
Want to open up a bottle of wine with me?
TDC Before and After


  1. Julie

    I love it Tami, and guess what…I have that decanter! I put soap in mine lol. Love ya girl!

  2. Cindy Eikenberg, Little Miss Celebration

    Hi Tami – I LOVE your apothecary jar and it looks wonderful filled with wine corks – that's a great little trick, too! It's amazing how sometimes the simple things can be the most beautiful! Thanks for sharing – pinning and sharing on my FB page tomorrow! Have a happy week!

  3. Cynthia Weber

    Looking good Tami,
    I have had wine on the brain since we have been touring the Niagara wine region of Ontario for the blog… Thanks for the reminder that the corks make beautiful displays!!

  4. Eclectically Vintage

    I think I could fill around 8,203 vases with all the wine I consume! Great trick!

  5. Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

    I love this!!! I love decorating with corks, plus it gives me a good excuse to have a glass or two 🙂

  6. Anonymous

    That looks really good! It goes great on your dining room buffet too, perfect spot for it!

  7. Claire @ A Little Claireification

    Tami this is a fantastic trick – although I might not need help filling a large jar w/ corks.. lol Pinning this. So clever and it looks great! xoxo

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