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Wine is the ultimate hostess gift: You can get it months ahead of time or on the way to the party, plus most folks can always use another one more bottle. Make the gift just a little more personal with this easy handmade addition: A wine stopper topped off with a found object.

Found Object Wine Stoppers

Turn quirky finds into functional wine stoppers.

To make, you’ll need wine corks and automotive expansion plugs to keep the air out, along with a dowel to affix the topper. What to put on top? The sky’s the limit! Try old game pieces, vintage door knobs or monogrammed stamps, but any smallish object will do.  Watch how easy it is to make this gift:

Get even more handmade ideas from our 12 Days of Handmade series and our Handmade Holidays feature. Check back tomorrow for another great DIY project!

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  2. A unique, simple project.

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