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Don't throw that cork away

Next time you open a bottle of wine, don't toss the cork in the trash. Put the cork away for further use. With a sharp knife or a razor slice a few pieces off and glue the to bottom of lamps, ceramic cookie jars and the like to prevent scratches on furniture. The synthetic corks also add some protection against sliding.

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how to make wine bottle windchimes

17 steps to make wine bottle wind chimes -

1. Gather empty wine bottles, ideally, you're are going to need at least 3 bottles.
2. Remove labels.
3. Wash the bottles.
4. Grab a glass cutter and score around the bottle using a
clamp as your guide.
5. Cut 3 bottles and sand the sharp edges to prevent cuts.
6. Get 3 corks.
7. Acquire 6 3/4 hooks.
8. Buy at least 2 feet (0.6 m) of jewelry chain.
9. Screw the hook on top of the cork.
10. Attach the chain to the hook.
11. Push the cork back on top of the bottle.
12. Repeat steps for the other bottle.
13. For the last or bottom bottle of the chime get a metal earring or any accessory.
14. Attach it to the chain. this will make sounds as the wind blows into your chime.
15. Accessorize the end of the chain if you prefer.
16. Carefully connect all three bottles.
17. Hang somewhere where air passes and listen to relaxing sound it makes!

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what kind of food should you put in a picnic basket?

You can take whatever foods you like but I would stick to about 4 dishes maximum or you will spend all your time opening up pots of food and clearing up. Here are my main staples that I always take on a picnic;

1. Bread (chunks of French bread or big loaves that you can tear from are very good)

2. Cheese (or take sliced cheeses or pieces of cheese and a sharp knife)

3. Fruit (this is a great option for summer picnics and goes really well with the cheese)

4. Wine (no picnic would be complete without a bottle of chilled wine).

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How to prolong the lifetime of an open wine bottle?

You should minimize the exposure to air by corking the bottle tightly. If there is a little bit of wine left try transferring it into a smaller bottle. You should also keep it away from light and heat and put it in the refrigerator.

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waring wine opener wont pull out cork

We learned that NONE of these electric wine openers like the new "plastic" corks. Take a needle nosed plyers and hold the cork tightly(as it sits inside the housing) and gently push the button to release the cork. it should work.

Apr 14, 2012 | Sunbeam Kitchen Appliances - Others

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