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These days, many of us have more used wine corks than usual rolling around our kitchens. Well you know the saying, “when life gives you wine corks, start crafting and drink more wine.”
Allison, our resident crafter and wine enthusiast, made a cute pumpkin and a Christmas tree out of her corks. The tree can also be used as a place card, Christmas card, or photo holder. It’s a fun project for kids ages 8 and older.
To make the pumpkin or the Christmas tree, you’ll need corks, glue (Allison used a hot-glue gun), and acrylic paint. For the pumpkin, you’ll also need green felt and a pipe cleaner.
First, arrange the corks in the shape you want and start gluing rows.
Next, stack and glue the rows into the shape you want. Note that the tree trunk uses corks cut in half.
After the glue has dried, paint the front of your piece.
For the pumpkin, make a leaf out of green felt and make a stem with a pipe cleaner.
To make the tree into a place card holder, cut a slot into the top cork with a sharp craft knife (a job for grown-ups, of course).
We found a few other fun ideas to try:
Wine cork jewelry organizer
Wine cork bath mat
Ombre cork heart