Wine Cork Christmas Trees

by Jeanne
6 Materials
1 Hour

Are you a wine drinker and have extra wine corks laying around, waiting for a project? Well, you are in luck! Just in time for Christmas decorating, here is a DIY for you!

Not a wine drinker? You can purchase wine corks online or better yet, ask a local pub to save some for you.

Supply List

  • Wine corks - 11 per tree
  • Embellishments: Christmas bells, old jewelry, buttons, bows
  • Glue gun
  • Wire cutters
  • Green craft paint (*optional)
  • Small artist brush (*optional)
Choosing the corks

  • Pick out 11 fairly uniform wine corks
  • With green craft paint, paint the end of a few of the wine corks (*optional)
Building your tree

  • Glue 4 wine corks, long sides together to make the bottom row
  • Glue 3 corks to the top of that row for row two
  • Glue 2 corks to the top of row two to make row 3
  • Glue 1 cork to the top of row three
Cutting the stand

  • Cut one cork in 1/2 with a knife ( I used a serrated kitchen knife). If you have a band saw, this is easier to do
  • Glue the cut corks to the center of the bottom of the first row
Add decoration

  • Add embellishments using your glue gun

I used:

Small charms, buttons, bells, ribbon, bows, earrings, tiny Christmas ornaments. If using buttons, wire cutters are helpful in removing the shank.

Decoration or ornament

By adding a small screw-in eye hook & attaching a ribbon, you can convert these into ornaments for your tree. They make a cute gift also.

Video instructions
Suggested materials:
  • 11 wine corks   (On hand)
  • Hot glue gun & glue stick   (On hand)
  • Green paint & paintbrush   (On hand)
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  • Thea Thea on Nov 27, 2020

    Cute! You are fortunate to get so many used corks, these days even the pubs around here sell mostly screwtops.😛