Hello there =)
Christmas is days away and the vacation countdown from my day job is taunting me. I can’t wait to have all day to be crafty and lounge in my jammie jams. Can’t. Wait. I may stock up on completed Christmas crafts for next year… What do you do on Christmas vacation?
Welp, I’m back at it again with the wine corks. Last month, I cut up a bunch to create a fun fish shaped corkboard. Surprisingly, I had some left over. While I was out blog party hopping, I came across Anna’s wine cork tree. It was way too cute and easy to not to make!
What You Will Need:
- wine corks
- hot glue gun
- embellishments (optional)
Start with a bunch of wine corks. You can buy them at craft stores or you can enjoy some vino. Maybe you should make this craft after the holidays; collect those corks at all the holiday parties.
Decide how big you want your tree to be. The bigger the base the taller the tree. That means more wine =) I opted for a 5 cork wide base. Mostly because that is what would use up my remaining corks to a tee.
Hot glue the corks side by side and to the row below, working your way up.
Remember how I said I picked a 5 wide base because it used up all my corks? Well it did. All of them. I forgot about the trunk. Anna used 2 or 4 corks standing on end to create her’s. I flattened out the top and bottom of a champagne cork for mine. Works for me!
I had to add a few slivers of leftover cork from my corkboard project to get my trunk glued on level.
Aw… isn’t it purdy?
I set it up in my kitchen Christmas vignette. But it wasn’t quite complete. I tried making a tiny pom pom with the fork method… that was a hot mess and didn’t even warrant a picture. After a few failed bows and rhinestones, I settled on some washi tape.
The washi tape may not last through the season, but I’ll redo it or come up with something else next year. Now go gather some wine corks and have yourself a Merry Little Christmas!