Champagne Christmas Ornaments

Jim Cox
by Jim Cox
3 Materials
20 Minutes

A sentimental touch of 'cheer' for the tree ๐Ÿ˜‰

I've been secretly saving the wire tops, or muselet from champagne bottles hoping to 'do something' with them, and finally came up with an idea. Here are a couple of ornaments, two spare hooks, and the tops of two champagne bottles from the past year. The only additional material was hot glue.

I drilled a 1/16" hole in the "cap" portion of the muselet.

I then closed up the side of my New Year's Eve project. For the other I still had the cork, so I decided to trim it down and include it.

I took the spare hooks and bent them so they couldn't pull through. Here's a before and after in the same shot.

I threaded the 'hook' thru the hole in the muselet cap.

Now the muselet hangs freely.

I took a small gold ornament on-hand for the New Year's Eve muselet (Yellow is my gal's fave color - so it's close, right?) and placed it against the muselet wire. I attached the two with hot glue. The second ornament you're about to see: I trimmed the cork down, placed it in 'the cage' and then glued the wire to the ornament.

Here are the two ornaments suspended from my left hand while I take the picture. I wrote "NYE 2021" on the gold one, it's from a very special night about eleven months ago ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก

Here are the ornaments hanging on a tree. I am very sentimental about ornaments. I have some nearly 80 years old that belonged to my parents. I hope the recipients appreciate the thought.

I do some photography work on the side. This is the daughter a friend. We shot this early one Sunday morning a few days before she graduated with her bachelor's degree. I hope she finds the muselet ornament a nice reminder ๐Ÿ˜‰.

DIY wine cork ideas

For more creative ways to use wine corks to make cute home decor, discover the best wine cork DIY ideas on Hometalk.

For more festive decorating ideas, check out these Christmas ornaments made out of recycled materials or Hometalk's ultimate list of 59+ easy-to-make DIY Christmas ornaments.

Suggested materials:
  • Ornaments $1.50 ea   (Anywhere)
  • Champagne muselet / wire cage (free)   (local store)
  • Hot Glue $6   (Michael's)
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