December 22, 2012

DIY Wine Cork Christmas Tree

Since the invention of Pinterest, I've been hoarding our wine corks for a "big project".  As of last week, the jar was almost full and I had yet to use a single one. Just in time for Christmas, I came across this little DIY that I thought I would try.  We'll be having 17 people over at our place for Christmas dinner and our apartment is desperately in need of some sparkle and festivity. 

diy wine cork christmas tree

Wine Cork Christmas Tree

What you'll need:

  • paper or styrofoam craft cone (11'' or 14'' tall)
  • wine corks (either cork, synthetic or both)
  • hot glue & glue gun
  • mini tree topper star

Note:  An 14'' tree requires about 100 wine corks. (If you don't drink as much wine as we do, Michaels craft store sells them in bags of 20.)

Before you begin adding corks, secure the tree topper to the top of your cone. To add the corks, start at the bottom and glue them vertically.  Make sure they are secure. After you complete one row of vertical corks, you can either continue gluing the other rows vertically, or glue one row horizontally (like I did in the picture to the right) and continue the pattern. There is really no right way to glue the corks on, just be creative! But note, since not all corks are the same size, you may need to cut some corks smaller to fill in any larger gaps.   

Voila! Easy enough, right?  Now you have the perfect centrepiece for your Christmas dinner, whether it be small or as big as ours!

We hope you all have a safe and happy holiday!


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