Published on September 9th, 2015 | by Kristen Swain0
Small Wine Cork Wreath
A couple weeks ago, my hubby came home with a huge box of wine corks.
He’d gotten them from an audio company that sets up big venues for concerts and such.
It literally was hundreds of corks, and yes, I realize what a lucky lady I am to have a hubby that sees something like that and brings it home to me.
I decided that the first thing I would make would be this Small Wine Cork Wreath.
I love the idea of saving up wine corks and doing something crafty with them. I, myself, am not much of a drinker, and hubby isn’t at all.
So the idea would be for someone who loves wine and enjoys it frequently.
What a wonderful, lovely gift for a wine lover, to set in with their decor. Or to hang on the front of a wine rack.
The smaller size makes it perfect to place in your home, since it is much much smaller then a regular sized wreath. This wreath begins with an almost 8 inch foam circle and completed only is about 9 inches across.
It was easy and inexpensive to make as well.
You need- corks, a foam wreath, a razor knife, a hot glue gun and glue, and a piece of cardboard, along with a little piece of wire, as well as a little silicone glue.
I bought a foam wreath at the dollar store. I then used my razor knife to cut it in half all the way around.
The reason I did this was to cut the thickness of the wreath in half. I didn’t want to have to use a whole lot of corks on the side, that wouldn’t really be seen, but would be tucked away to hide the foam wreath.
I started first using my hot glue gun to glue corks around the wreath center.
I was able to fit all my corks in and start on the outside of the wreath.
Once you have covered the outside of the wreath, you can begin on layering on the corks onto the front of the wreath.
I arranged the corks in various ways around the wreath. When I had spots that a cork wouldn’t fit, I cut a piece off a separate cork.
I used my razor, got it started then got my fingers out of the way, and kind of rolled it to cut through the cork. It cut with medium pressure.
I love that some of the corks are stained with the wine color, some are deeper then others, but so gorgeous.
When you have added the last cork, place the wreath onto a piece of spare cardboard that is larger then the wreath,
Trace around the wreath with a pencil.
Use your razor knife to cut on the outside of the line for the inside of the backing.
Then cut inside the line for the outside of the backing, so that the hole for the middle is larger then the wreath, and smaller on the outside of the wreath.
Add silicone glue all over the back of the cardboard, and attach to the back of the wreath. This is just to make it more sturdy and provide a stable place to add a hanger.
Allow the glue to dry overnight, then take a piece of wire, fold it in half and twist it. Add it to the back of the wreath as a hanger with hot glue.
Now your wreath is ready for display or gifting. What a lovely wreath!