Make a Wine Cork Wreath for your holiday door
Welcome guests with this fun twist on the traditional Holiday wreath.
I saw a wine cork wreath displayed as an auction item at a local Holiday show and just had to have it. Since I didn’t “win” the auction, I decided to make it.
This “craft” was something that I had intended to keep up as part of my Holiday decor, but it came out so well that, once the Christmas Decorations come down, I am going to find a permanent place for it in my home.
This would make the perfect gift for that wine lover in your family.
Follow these simple steps and you are sure to be just as happy with the final product — have fun, don’t burn your fingers and, as always, enjoy!
Making a Wine Cork Wreath
12 inch Straw wreath base (found at most craft stores)
Hot Glue Gun
Glue Sticks (I used a lot. Most of a bag of 200 mini sticks.)
Wine Corks (120 for the first row, Another 100+ for the second row)
Twine or Floral wire
a vacuum (to clean up, the straw wreath makes a mess)
Unwrap your straw wreath, being careful not to remove the twine holding it together.
Attach a loop of twine or floral wire around the straw wreath base. Do this first, as it will serve as your hanging “hook” once the gluing is complete.
Begin to cover the entire front of your wreath base with corks laying side by side.
Start by lining the corks up neatly and tightly in the center of the wreath base.
This is where you can start getting creative, and more particular about how you place your corks.
The goal is to create a random pattern while still tightly gluing the corks in place.
You may not need as much hot glue for some, and you may need to add more hot glue to other corks after you place them.
For example, I had a few dozen “special” corks I had saved from anniversary dinners, or other occasions. I saved them for the second layer. I also was careful to glue the cork design that I wanted to show facing up, by gluing on the opposite side.
Add a bow, if you like.
Or, hang with a themed ribbon. Cheers. Enjoy!