After I did my "Cork Poppers Go Italian" post, Linda had asked me for a tutorial on the vases my friend Barb pulled together for our wine tasting (modeled below by Anne).
I touched base with her on the details, and here you go!
Barb uses the little amphora-shaped glass holders from Bath and Body Works (to plug room fragrances into). You could also use a small glass vase available at craft supply stores
You will also need wine corks, a rubber band and a sturdy glue. Barb recommends Household Goop for the glue. She says it's flexible even when cured.
Taking your amphora, vase or small jar/bottle, glue corks around the edge. In the case of the amphora bottles, the corks will actually be the base on which the pointed bottle rests, so be sure that they are flush with a hard surface.
As you glue the corks around the edge, work around the side of your vase. You can go all the way or only part way. On the amphora vials here, there are openings, and the corks don't totally circle the vessel.
Hold the corks in place with a rubber band as they dry -- be sure to give the glue plenty of time to cure. If you are making them for a party, do them well in advance.
After they are completely dry, remove the rubber band and fill the vial or bottle with water and insert your flower.
You may also add a place card glued to a skewer and use raffia or ribbon as an added embellishment.