Wine Cork Ombre Heart

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This was an easy craft that I did with items I had already around the house. Maybe that is why I have a plaque at my house that says, "I vote to drink more wine so I can do something crafty with the corks." ;)
Well... I finally got around to doing a Valentine's craft! I've been doing so many behind the scene projects on the house, that the Valentine crafts I had planned took sort of a back seat.
I was really excited to make this wine cork ombre heart, because... (1) I love ombres! (2) I love wine corks! And... (3) I had ALL of these materials at home! Well, (3) can be good or bad... it was good, because I saved money and bad, because I didn't get my Hobby Lobby run in this week. :(

If you're wondering how to make your own Wine Cork Ombre Heart, it is really easy:
All you need is some simple craft supplies... paint brushes, red and white paint, wine corks (you can buy a big box of them at Target in their home decor section) and a large heart stencil (I used our candy dish).
I took a black marker and outlined around our candy dish.
Line up your wine corks on the outline... then, pull one out at a time and use hot glue and glue it to the next wine cork... it is a little tedious, but do this with each wine cork until they are all glued together. I also hot glued a strip along the bottom for a little extra support on the back side of the heart. Some corks aren't as porous and you may have to take a knife and sort of scratch them up on the side where you'll apply the glue... most corks will work just fine without this extra step, though.
Once the hot glue has dried, paint some of the top corks red and some of the bottom corks white.
Then mix up about 4 other colors for the in-between colors in the ombre. This was the fun part, I love mixing paint to get pretty colors!
Let the paint dry and then you'll have a beautiful ombre Valentine heart. This will go beautifully with the rest of my house, since I have little hints of Paris in it. :)
I still have a couple more Valentine crafts I plan to share soon! Stay tuned!
Suggested materials:
  • Wine corks
  • Paint
Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
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