Wine Cork Tree

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)

Wine Cork Tree - Lots of corks |Sarah Celebrates

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.

Wine Cork Tree - Glue corks side by side |Sarah Celebrates

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.

Wine Cork Tree- Continue gluing until the stack is a triangle |Sarah Celebrates

Hot glue the corks side by side and to the row below, working your way up.

Wine Cork Tree - Evening out the trunk |Sarah Celebrates

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!

Wine Cork Tree - Making the trunk |Sarah Celebrates

I had to add a few slivers of leftover cork from my corkboard project to get my trunk glued on level.

Wine Cork Tree - Pretty little cork tree |Sarah Celebrates

Aw… isn’t it purdy?

Wine Cork Tree - Almost finished

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.

Wine Cork Tree | Sarah Celebrates

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!

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  1. What a cute idea! So simple, but ingenious!

    Thanks for the Monday Madness love at my page! :)

  2. I’m going to start saving corks for next year. We don’t drink wine very often but hubby likes a beer that comes with a cork so I’ve started saving them :o)

    1. I don’t drink too much myself but my boyfriends mom does. she also collects them from peoples houses and events for me when she goes out ;)

  3. Hi, just popping over from How To Get Organized At Home to say thank you for sharing such an awesome post, it makes me want to find some corks to have a go!

  4. I love wine cork crafts. My friend and I just taught a class at our local winery and it was so much fun. We made ornaments and key chains and everyone had a blast. Of course we were drinking wine while making the crafts cuz that is the most fun! I love your tree. We should make that one next year!

    1. Thanks! I want to make the little succulent plant holders out of them. But I have a black thumb and would kill them.

  5. I just got a bag of corks from my brother. I may need to use them to make a tree. Cute project, pinning.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! There’s a cute wine cork trivet over at Sparkles of Sunshine you should check out too! Have a great holiday!

  6. Very cute! Reminds me of the ones I made. They are so easy to make but adorable, aren’t they? I’ve considered making ornaments out of them, too, but of course it’s the holidays and I haven’t had the time. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

    1. Thanks Christie! I saw the trees once in a link up and then they were everywhere! I’d like to make wine cork key chains next I think =)

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