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Snowflake Wine Cork Ornament

A snowflake wine cork ornament is a craft that I had so much fun making. This is a great way to upcycle wine corks to create a beautiful Christmas ornament for your tree.

Snowflake made by gluing wine cork halves together.

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. Be sure to check out all of my Christmas crafts!

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 or buy corks.

Nine Foxhollow wine corks

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

Cutting a wine cork in half using a 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.  (Don’t miss my handy DIY hot glue gun holder!)

After a circle is formed and the glue is dry, remove the center cork piece.

Steps to use wine corks to make a snowflake Christmas ornament.

Form the snowflake by gluing on the remaining cork pieces.

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 a hole in a wine cork using a drill press

Use a foam brush to apply Mod Podge or glue to the top of each ornament and then generously apply glitter. (I love this Martha Stewart Crafts White Gold Glitter.)

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

Wine cork halves with silver glittered ends using Martha Stewart white gold glitter

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

Gold thread and gold ribbon

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

Side view of a snowflake made from wine cork halves with ribbon glued to the sides

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

Hanger for a snowflake made from wine cork halves

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

Snowflake made by gluing wine cork halves together.

Changing the ribbon or glitter color gives the wine cork ornament a totally different look. 

Snowflake made by gluing wine cork halves together.

A snowflake wine cork ornament would be a fun one for a craft club or for teens.  It also would make a great gift.

Don’t miss checking out all of my Christmas crafts!

If you like snowflakes, how about making a few snowflake pillows for your home? Pottery Barn sells a snowflake pillow cover for $59.50. My version costs just $17.50! I made these snowflake pillows using snowflakes from the dollar store.

I must have a thing for snowflakes, because I’ve also made a snowflake wreath, a snowflake ornament from clothespins (super popular on Pinterest!), a sparkly snowflake ornament, and most recently decorated a flocked tree in our living room with snowflakes including 26 Swarovski snowflakes given to me each Christmas by my husband.

I also love to wear snowflake earrings all winter as well as a snowflake necklace.

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Snowflake Christmas Ornament made with cut pieces of wine cork.

55 Comments

  1. 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 😉

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  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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!

  5. 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

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