Wine Cork Wreath

I collect wine corks, and lots of them.  Any time I visit a winery, too, I ask them if I can have all of the extra corks they’ve used for the day.  I’ve always wanted to create a wine cork wreath, and finally, after many years of collecting hundreds of corks, I had enough to do so!

This wreath was extremely easy to make.  I started with a straw-wrapped wreath and then tied about a foot’s worth of ribbon around it.  This will serve as the hanging support for later.

Then, keeping the plastic wrapping in place, I began hot gluing the corks around the inside circle of the wreath.  
These corks wrapped around the entire wreath as a base, so I saved a lot of my repetitious or  synthetic corks for this part. 
I continued around the wreath, doing one layer at a time.  Whenever I felt that I was running out of corks, I split them in half lengthwise.  Synthetic corks are a lot easier to cut than actual ones; to do so, I simply sliced them in half on a cutting board with a kitchen knife.  I don’t recommend cutting actual corks in half, as they are pretty tough to do.  They can also crumble once they are broken apart.

Once the entire wreath was covered with multiple rows of corks, I took the prettier or more unique corks and began gluing them on top of the first layer.

It looked better whenever I glued these on haphazardly and at random.  I made sure to cover the entire wreath with this second layer of corks.

Then, I strung a ribbon around the wreath and hot glued a few parts of it down to ensure that it’d stay in place.

To add a little interest, I decided to add several of these mini grapes to the wreath.  Similar grapes can be found in any craft store.  I first hot glued them to the wreath, but they wouldn’t hold.  I later stuck in sewing pins to keep them in place, but I’d imagine that super glue would do the trick, too.

All that was left to do was to hang the wreath up and enjoy it!

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The wreath is hanging in our dining room for now, above our wine cabinet. I think it’s a creative, inexpensive item to have in our home and the perfect way to display all of the wine corks we’ve accumulated over the years.

This might be one of my favorite craft projects. Hope you like it, too!  I can’t wait to start saving up wine corks for a different project now.

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