If you’ve been saving wine corks because it just seems so wasteful to throw them away, here are some ideas you might be able to use:

1. Make baseboard trim using the corks laid between a quarter-round top piece and a square bottom. Instructions are on the website linked below.

2. Cover a wall with corks to make an interesting surface. Cork is durable, too.

3. If you don’t want to surface your own walls with cork, let the birds have it: build a birdhouse.