Alright, this one is for all of my wine drinkers. Every year I drink a ton of wine and just throw away the corks. Well I say, NO MORE! There are so many different things you could do with wine corks. I have accumulated so many corks, it’s almost to the embarrassing point. No not really, I love wine.
The first project I did with wine corks was a wreath. DUH! Corks and a wreath. Sounds perfect to me.
I went to my local Joann Fabric store and bought a hay wreath, normally $5.99 but I had a 40% off coupon so it was even cheaper! I stocked up on glue sticks (let me warn you now, this project took a TON of glue sticks).
- 18 inch hay wreath – but you could use any size
- high temperature hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Recycled corks
- Silk flower stem of your choice (optional)
- A stiff drink (optional)
- TONS of patience
I started gluing them in a line so I could cover up as much of the wreath as possible. I continued around the circle until the whole wreath was covered. I did have some champagne corks and I actually had enough for one whole strand around the wreath.
Side note: I did not glue any corks to the back of the wreath. I left if flat and exposed so it will keep the wreath flat when I hang it on the wall or door.
When your wreath is covered with corks, you can totally stop there. But you know me, I needed a little extra flare and color to it. I bought a stem of small red hydrangeas. I cut them right at the base of the flower and glued them on the wreath in a cluster on one side.
And here is my finished project!! Don’t you love it?
I hope this inspires you to save your corks!! The possibilities are endless! I am already starting to think about what else I can create!!
Love & Sparkle,