DIY Cork Star Trivet and Red Wine Blueberry Pie
I feel like I say it every year, and every year it's true... this summer is flying by! In preparation for 4th of July parties (I can't believe it's coming up so soon!) I tested out a recipe for a "red wine and blue" pie made with cherries, blueberries, and a little bit of K-J AVANT Red Blend. I also crafted an easy DIY trivet using leftover wine corks, which I glued together in the shape of a star.
Both were super easy, so I'm passing the instructions along! Something to make, and something to bake to celebrate Independence Day!
DIY Cork Star Trivet
- Slice leftover wine corks into thirds. I found a straight razor blade works best for this.
- Lay out your corks in the shape of a star, then superglue them together (don't use hot glue--it'll melt under the heat of hot dishes!).
- Let the glue dry fully. I was a little worried that the trivet would be too fragile, but the superglue holds it together really well.
- You can also add a little acrylic paint for color if you want--I did red, white, and blue for the 4th. If you're thinking of painting some corks, you might actually want to paint before you glue them together.
Red Wine & Blue(berry) Pie
Now, the pie. I've been adding bourbon to pecan pie for years, but I've never tried adding red wine to a fruit pie. I love how this turned out! The wine mostly cooks out, but it gives the pie a rich depth of flavor and makes it not too sweet. Give it a try!
Happy 4th of July, everyone. Let me know if you try either of these ideas!