Trash to Treasure

Got Corks?

Do you drink wine? Or have friends that drink wine? Well I hope this little Christmas project will inspire you to save up those wine corks!

I have saved so many wine corks over the years.

I needed to make a Secret Santa gift for someone and I decided to try making something with the corks. Hmmm. I searched the internet and found these cork Christmas trees for sale on a site. I thought they looked easy enough to make. It was so easy. Easy enough for even a DIY beginner.

To start off you need to get:

E-6000 Glue or you can use a glue gun. Mine is going to be shipped so I used the E 6000 for better hold.

Lots of Corks

Glue and first row of corks

As you can see above, I glued together 10 corks for my first row. Be sure the corks on both ends show the winery.

Then I stacked 9 corks on top of the first row. Each row was one less cork. (3rd row 8, 4th row 7, etc) until you get to the top with one cork.

It will look like this:

This is what it will look like

I then Painted a wooden star yellow and put on top of star. I made a stand with 4 corks glued together and painted with Rust Oleum Hammered Copper Spray Paint. Before the ‘trunk’ dried, I sprinkled some copper glitter on it so it would shine! This is optional. When it dried I glued the tree onto the trunk.

Then the fun part!! Decorating the tree. If you’ve been following my blog you know I can’t draw/paint at all! I wanted to paint little Santa belts and snowmen on some of the corks. This wasn’t so easy for me. Not only painting them, but in a small circle. I think they came out pretty good. I tried my hardest. Tip: To paint the snowmen smile and eyes, I just used dipped the opposite end of the paintbrush into the black paint and dot it onto the cork. Such an easy way to do it.

I painted some blue and added some snowflake stickers I had. I added some green and red gems from the dollar store and little white glass balls also from the dollar store.

Do you want to see the end result??? Well here it is:

So what do you think? I hope I inspired you to create this yourself. You can decorate it any way you like. Kids could do this too!

I wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

28 thoughts on “Got Corks?”

    1. You can purchase bags of corks at Hobby Lobby or Amazon. Amazon seems to have raised prices on everything though!
      I got mine from a friend who worked at a restaurant. He saved them for me!
      I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Liz!🤗

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      1. I didn’t know that, so thanks for letting me know. I don’t shop with Amazon, but that may change. But there will be other craft places, now I know.

        Have a lovely Thanksgiving too. Thank you. X

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    1. Thanks Eleanor! This project is really easy! You can use a glue gun. I only used the E 6000 because I was shipping it to someone. Kids would have fun with this too it’s like building blocks. If you decide to make it I would love to see yours!

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