Sometime last year, I began saving the cork each time I finished a bottle of wine. I had been creating ornaments for my Halloween tree and discovered that wine corks make wonderful little jack-o-lanterns. The cork-saving, however, soon took on a life of its own and continued long after jack-o-lantern ornament production had ceased. After all, how many ornaments does a 3-foot tree need? Needless to say, the corks began accumulating. I decided that it might be time to begin disposing of them.
But then I discovered that they make rather impressive grasshopper teeth.