Monday, November 21, 2011

{DIY} Wine Cork Christmas Ornaments

Thanksgiving will be here in a couple days, then, before we know it, Christmas will be upon us, which means it's time to get the Christmas tree and those ornaments out! How about an easy wine cork ornament project today? This requires no special skills, just a hot glue gun and just a little wee bit of creativity ~ I don't consider myself the creative type and still was able to manage these ornaments :)

For this project you will need:
  • A hot glue gun
  • Wine corks, cut in half
  • Ink pad (if you are going to color your cork)
  • Some ribbon
  • Tacks/pins  (to attach the ribbon)
  • Mod Podge (if you are going to add glitter to the ornaments)
  • Optional: any additional decorative elements such as grape leaves, glitter...

{If you like these ornaments, you might also like my Wine Label and Cork ornament, as well as my Wine Cork wreath}

First step:

Cut the corks in half. No need to measure, it can be approximate, I didn't measure any of the corks I cut in half and it worked out great.

Step 2:

Assemble the corks (without glue) to see how you will arrange them before gluing them together.  If you are going to add color to your cork, now is the time to do it. For the Christmas tree ornament, I used a deep red ink pad and inked the corks on the outer edge of the tree:

Step 3:

For the center part of the tree, I used Mod Podge to add gold glitter to the three central pieces. Once the glitter was applied, I also added a layer of Mod Podge on top of the glitter to keep it from falling off.

Step 4:

I recommend allowing about an hour of drying time before trying to assemble the tree. Using a hot glue gun, start from the bottom and work your way up:

After assembling the corks and letting it dry, I used a tack to attach some ribbon on top. I used the same concept for the other two ornaments (a wreath and a vine grape). Pretty simple and easy don't you think? Happy crafting! (and feel free to send me photos of your work, I'd love to see what you came up with!)


  1. Wow this is a great and inventive idea! Thanks!

  2. I like the grapes ornament. Very cute. You are clever.

  3. I love it!! Awesome ideal!

  4. Love the whole idea here- budget, creativity, and difficulty levels alike!
    My kids "make" something for their grandparents every year with their own money, so this is great! Especially for the wine drinkers. Too cute.

  5. Thanks for your comment Jen! Homemade gifts are definitely very high on my list as far as worthiness, I am sure the grandparents will love it, especially if they are wine drinkers ;) ( red glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away...)

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  8. Did you just cut the cork with a knife?

    1. Hi Colleen, yes, I just used a sharp non-serrated knife.

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