Snowflake Wine Cork Ornament

I’m thrilled to participate in this week’s Christmas Craft Showcase.  Crafting is one of my very favorite things to do, particularly for Christmas.  I designed a wine cork snowflake ornament for The Clutch Guide, a local magazine, and would love to show you how to make one of your own.
Wine Cork Christmas Ornament by VirginiaSweetPea.com

A snowflake made from wine corks is a decoration that can be enjoyed for Christmas and throughout the winter.  This simple craft is inexpensive and can be made in an afternoon.

Start by gathering nine wine corks.  Mine match but they don’t have to.  If you don’t drink, ask a local bar to save corks for you.

Nine Wine Corks

 

Cut each cork in half using a band saw or hand saw.

Cutting Wine Cork in Half with Bandsaw

 

Use a hot glue gun to glue the corks together in the pattern shown below being sure not to apply glue to the middle cork.  After a circle is formed and the glue is dry, remove the center cork piece.

Wine Cork Ornament Directions

 

Form the snowflake by gluing on the remaining cork pieces.

Wine Cork Ornament Steps Five and Six

 

Use a drill or drill press to drill a hole in one outer cork piece for hanging.

*I would recommend doing this step before gluing any of the pieces together.  After making my first snowflake, I drilled before gluing and it was much easier.*

Drilling Hole in Ornament

 

Use a foam brush to apply Mod Podge or glue to the top of each ornament and then generously apply glitter.

*Tip – Work over waxed paper so that you can pour the leftover glitter back into the container.*

Glitter Wine Cork Ornaments

 

I used gold cord for hanging the ornament and gold ribbon for embellishing the edge.

Ribbon and Cord

 

Glue ribbon to the edge of the ornament with a glue gun.

 

Glue Ribbon to Edge of Wine Cork Ornament

Thread a needle with the cording and feed it through the hole.  Tie a knot.

Cord for hanging

 

Hang your wine cork snowflake on the tree for all to admire.

Wine Cork Snowflake by virginiasweetpea.com

Changing the ribbon or glitter color gives the wine cork ornament a totally different look. Wine Cork Ornament by Virginia Sweet Pea

This craft would be a fun one for a craft club or for older children.  It also would make a great gift for the wine lover in your life.

Be sure to visit each blog participating in the Christmas Craft Showcase.  You are sure to get a few ideas!
Christmas Craft Showcase

Monday, Dec. 9

Marty’s Musings
Crafty Texas Girls
The Frugal Homemaker
Deja Vue Designs
House on the Way

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Worthing Court
Petticoat Junktion
Girl in the Garage
My Soulful Home
Pet Scribbles

Wednesday, Dec. 11

The Everyday Home
Plum Doodles
Cupcakes and Crinoline
Create and Babble
Sweet Pea

Sharing With:
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace, Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, Share it Sunday at Oh So Shabby, DIY Sunday Showcase at Pink When, Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home, Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do, Dare to Deck the Halls at Newly Woodwards, Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, The Inspiration Board at Homework, The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict

Comments

  1. Oh, how pretty! Glitter is my favorite color ; )

  2. These are so cute. All you girls are killing me with the glitter project. I love glitter but end up getting it all over me, the house,, the yard, blah, blah, blah!! Seriously, I love the star Paula, and I never have a shortage of wine corks ;-)

  3. Oh my gosh, I totally love these! What a cute gift idea too. (I love anything sparkly!…and wine! ;) ) And Jeanie’s response….I love that…glitter is my favorite color too!

    Thanks for sharing…pinning!

    Nancy

  4. What a cute idea! I don’t have any corks, but that’s a great idea to have someone save them for you! Thank you so much for joining us on our craft tour!

  5. Super cute idea! I have plenty of wine corks, this would be a good one for me. Happy to be on the ‘craft tour’ with you :)

  6. Paula this is so cool and unique! What an awesome idea. I love the one with the red ribbon. ;) Sharing!

  7. I love the addition of glitter! I haven’t seen that on a cork project before.

  8. What a cute idea. I have a stash of corks just waiting for a project

  9. oh, these are great! I’m always on the lookout for crafts that use corks, but so many of them look a little too much like….a bunch of corks ;). But this is super cute!

  10. That turned out so well! And I think I have a bag of corks that are just waiting to become cute ornaments!

  11. Love the glitter addition – the perfect combo with the corks! I have a whole bag of corks that are asking for a project like this!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Dare to DIY!

  12. love these and love the touch of glitter! adorable!

  13. Really cute, Paula! I have a lot of snowflake ornaments but not a one made of wine corks. Merry Christmas to you!

  14. I looove this ornament! You did such a good job! Can’t wait to see it in The Clutch Guide!

  15. This is fabulous. If you could see all of the corks I’ve saved through the years, you’d think I needed rehab! LOL! Thanks for sharing such a fun project! ~Christy

  16. Paula, these are so cute! Thank you for the step-by-step instructions. You write such good tutorials–you should think about being a teacher! :)

    I’m pinning this and I’m also featuring you at this week’s Grace at Home party. Thank you so much for joining!

  17. Cute, Cute, Cute!!! You make some amazing ornaments Paula!
    Merry Christmas sweet friend, and thanks so much for being a part of Amaze Me Monday. I so appreciate YOU!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  18. Paula this is so clever! Pinning all over the place!

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