How To Make A Fun Cork Christmas Gang

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$1
1 Hour
Easy

My favourite part about Christmas is the crafting I do for it. I like to make my own decorations and to make them from stuff I already have.


Recently I had fun making a gang of Christmas characters (superheroes) out of old wine and Champagne corks

I actually keep my old wine and Champagne corks throughout the year and have a jar full of them.

I also used some felt scraps, cotton wool pads, felt balls and craft wire for this upcycle.

I made seven different Christmas characters from the corks. First I painted the corks with craft paint in the base colour for each cork person.

For some of them like Santa and the elf, I made felt hats. I used the cotton wool pad to trim the hats.

The hat is made from a quarter circle of felt trimmed with cotton wool. I then finished it off with a felt ball on the top.

I made the nutcracker soldier a wool bearskin hat by making a black pompom using a fork.


For the finer details on the cork people, I used acrylic paint pens.

I also used craft wire, like with Rudolph's antlers and of course a red felt ball for his nose.

For the angel, I made felt wings and a wire halo.


The cork gang can be displayed on a mantle or hung as ornaments. to hang as ornaments, add an eyelet screw to the top of the ornament. Or sew some thread to the top of a hat.

The cork gang can be displayed on a mantle or hung as ornaments. To hang as ornaments, add an eyelet screw to the top of the ornament. Or sew some thread to the top of a hat.

The seven Christmas cork characters I made were, gingerbread man, an angel, elf, snowman, Rudolph, nutcracker soldier and Santa. You can see more detailed instructions for each character on the blog.


I fancy making some more of these cork figures. Who would you add to the Christmas gang?


If like me you like to make upcycled Christmas crafts then you should check out my 3D recycled Christmas card ornaments or even my wooden thread spool ornaments.

Suggested materials:

  • Old corks
  • Felt scraps
  • Paint pens
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Claire at Pillarboxblue
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  • MJ MJ 6 days ago

    Other characters to try? . . . maybe Mrs. Clause . . . Group of Carolers . . . Nativity figures ???

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