Crafting-DIY, Holidays, Inspiring

Wine Cork Pumpkins

How cute are these little pumpkins? It’s pumpkin everything month and this is a cute and super easy craft you can whip up in no time. I made 3 at one time,cause while you got it all out and you get started it goes fast.Wine Cork PumpkinFollow these easy directions:

– 25 recycled wine corks
– Orange acrylic paint
– Paint brush
– Hot glue gun
– Craft knife
– Silk leaves & dried moss
– Scissors
– Sisal twine

1. Paint both ends of all but one cork. Allow to dry.

2. Arrange the corks in rows (4 on the bottom, then 5, then 6, then 5 and 4 on the top row) and hot glue them together. Tip: Try to match up the corks so they’re the same length in each row.

3. Cut leafs or any dried greenery you choosing to use and hot glue onto top of pumpkin

4. Take the one remaining cork and cut off part of it with the craft knife. Hot glue it on top as the stem.5. Tie a short length of sisal twine around the stem to resemble the vine.

Tip: Not all corks are created equal. Watch for ones that are shorter and use that one for the stem.

image image image This will make a cute little gift for your BFF,the Hostess at the next party your invited to or wrap it up with some Pumpkin Cookies and some Pumpkin Spice Latte Syrup for a awesome “just because” gift. FYI- I believe in the Great Pumpkin!


Wine Cork Art

I got a glimpse of  one of these in a window front at a Las Vegas store, it stayed on my mind all the way home. I wish I had paid more attention to the display. I believe there were 3 of them in different sizes hanging at different levels. So I had to make one. TaDa here it is and how I put it together

The one I am going to show how I made is from a 6″ styrofoam ball, the one on top is a 8″ ball.


6″ Styrofoam ball-Glue Gun-Bowl-Wooden Skewer Stick

I stuck the skewer stick into the top of the ball, gives me something to hold on to and when it is done I will remove the stick and put in some rope to hang it from. 

Then you just start gluing the corks onto the ball,paying attention to which end of the cork has the most character as that is the end you will place to the outside.

Placing it in the bowl helps to hold it stable.After appling the glue apply pressure to the cork while it is sticking to the ball. I held each cork for about 10 seconds.

It took me approximately 155 corks and 90 minutes to finish the 6″ ball. I will let it set for a day then pull out the skewer stick fill hole with glue and poke in some rope or ribbon what ever would go with your decor.

Here is what I did with my 8″ ball:

I hope you also see the beauty in the ball, it is a fun piece.