We were in The Container Store perusing about when I spotted these Christmas ornaments. At $5 each, I thought it seemed a little pricey for something that could easily be made (and have fun doing it…wine anyone?!).
Okay, so I didn’t actually drink that much wine but I did stop by my local Total Wine and More and they gave me a bag of used corks for free! I’ve also seen a bag of new/unused corks for sale in the home decor section of Target.
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What You’ll Need:
- Wine corks (about 14 per ornament)
- Red and green acrylic paint
- Hot glue gun/ hot glue sticks
- Serrated knife or little saw to cut wine cork for tree base
What To Do:
- Glue the wine corks into lines. For each ornament, you’ll need the following:
- After the glue has cooled, glue then together to form the tree. Let glue cool.
- Using the twine, wind it around the “tree” and tie a knot at the top of the tree. While the glue cools, use the knife to cut a wine cork in half to be used as the trunk of the christmas tree.
- Glue the half cork onto the bottom of the tree and the bow to the top.
- Use one of the wine corks to stamp color onto the ends.
- Time to tie up the top! Make a small loop from twine and as you are tying the top strings into a bow, add in the loop (for hanging).