Tell me you don’t have a big ol’ pile of wine corks somewhere.
In a drawer. In a vase. In your liquor cabinet.
If you are just a little bit crafty (and like wine), you’ve most likely stashed some corks like I did, right? Just waiting for some trash-to-treasure project inspiration. Well, here it is friends!
Start by gathering these supplies…
For the corks, be sure to use the porous ones – actual corks. The waxy ones just don’t adhere well.
I played around with a few different layouts before I got started. I found that the bulky champagne corks made great “tree trunks”. Plus they tend to be more decorative on top.
- First, drill a hole perpendicular through the center of the cork so you can loop your twine through. I used 6 inch pieces of twine for the ornament hanger.
- This is totally optional but if you’d like to attach a name tag, now is the time. Punch (or cut) a circle out of card stock. Use the hole punch to create a small hole and loop the twine through before knotting it. This step allows you to double the ornament as a name tag on a wrapped gift!
- Now let’s assemble. Glue a horizontal line each cork and attach one at a time. Make sure to use your ornament hanger as the top cork.
These ornaments are fun and easy to make but the best part is acquiring enough corks.
Because you probably already have all of the other necessary materials.