Saving the corks from wine bottles can become addictive...especially when it just so happens the Cru is "Bourgeois". Mine usually come to St. Louis as tiny gifts for my Dad. I also used one with a pretty ribbon run through it as a page marker for an altered book that I'd made for Mom for her 80th birthday.
Just across the street at Michel and André's the other evening, I discovered another creative way to use the corks...a garland for your Christmas Tree. Michel and Andre have two, one in the living room and one in the dining room-double Christmas! The dining room tree is all corked up! Every corner is and ready for the season!