DIY Wine Cork Pumpkins

3 Materials
30 Minutes

What to do with all your saved wine corks…

Are you a wine drinker like me? Do you save all your corks like me too? Then they sit there forever in a vase or jar or something and you think, what the heck am I gonna do with all these, but you can’t seem to throw them all away? Sound familiar? A few years ago I made this DIY BAR Sign with my stash but since then I have collected enough to make a few more things. Two different friends sent me pictures of some cute DIY Wine Cork Pumpkins suggesting I make some. So, I had to oblige. Here is how I did it.

Step 1, DIY Wine Cork Pumpkins….

Drink lots of wine and save all your corks. LOL.

First I arranged all my corks on the counter in the shape I wanted.

Step 2, DIY Wine Cork Pumpkins, Painting (Optional)…

Hoping for a sort of coastal vibe, I used some blue and white craft paint to dip the cork ends into.  I kept some natural too and did a random pattern. You could also paint them orange, or whatever color you want, or completely skip this step.

Step 3 – DIY Wine Cork Pumpkins, Gluing…

When I was happy with the colors and how they all looked, I started gluing. I used my glue gun and glued together each row, like this…

Once all the rows were glued, I stacked them and glued them that way too. Continue gluing until it is all stacked up.

Step 4 DIY Wine Cork Pumpkins, Finishing Touches…

To finish, I glued a champagne cork to the top for the stem and some faux leaves I had. And, TA DAAAAA….that is it, all done! This entire project took me about 1/2 an hour and looks pretty cute.

And the good news is that if I ever get sick of these blues, I can just turn it around to the other side….

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