Put old trophies to new use as wine bottle toppers with basic tools and simple repurposing steps.

Difficulty: Medium
Cost: Cheap
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How to Make a Trophy Bottle Topper



  • screwdriver


  • old trophy
  • wine bottle
  • wine cork

1 - Choosing the Proper Trophy

Choosing the Proper Trophy

In order for a trophy to work properly as a wine bottle topper, it needs to be lightweight, tall and slender. Stick with toppers approximately 2 inches to 6 inches in height with a maximum width of 3 inches.

2 - Dismantle Trophy

Dismantle Trophy

Most trophy toppers are simply screwed into their bases. Turn the topper counterclockwise to loosen it from base.

3 - Loosen With Screwdriver

Loosen With Screwdriver

Should the topper not come loose, search for any screws, then loosen with screwdriver.

4 - Twist Cork Onto Integrated Screw

Twist Cork Onto Integrated Screw

Twist a cork into the integrated screw of the trophy topper until snugly fit. Keep wine bottle sealed by plugging the top with trophy bottle topper.

5 - That Was Easy

That Was Easy

With just a few simple steps, you've given your wine bottle a cool, collegiate look.

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