Published on November 13th, 2015 | by Kristen Swain0
Wine Cork Pumpkins
A little while ago, my hubby brought me home a huge box of corks to make crafts with. I was in heaven.
I love corks and have been wanting to work with them and create beautiful decor items. One problem, I’m not that much of a drinker, so collecting them for me, is a long term project.
Especially when the wine I drink is more of a plastic cork, you just don’t get the same texture and colors in the plastic corks.
BUT!!! Plastic corks are still usable and can make amazing crafts like these wine cork pumpkins!
All we need are some cheap acrylic craft paints, a little hot glue, a couple fake fall leaves and some moss.
To begin, I counted how many corks I would need to make my largest pumpkin, then sized down for my smaller pumpkin, and added in a few extra corks just in case.
I took several colors of orange paint, and added some to the caps of the paint bottles. Then I dipped the corks into the paint, making sure to get a lot of color variation.
Once dry, I then repeated the process on the other end, sticking to the same color for each side of the cork.
To create the pumpkins, add hot glue to the side of each cork, creating a layer. Either 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 corks.
Once your rows of corks are cool, add the layers on top of each other to create the pumpkin.
Small pumpkin is 3, 4, 5, 4, 3 corks to a row
Large pumpkin is 4, 5, 6, 7, 6, 5 corks to a row.
When they are cool, you can add a single cork at the top, then hot glue on some fall leaves and I take a small handful of sphagnum moss and drizzle hot glue on the top of the pumpkin and layer on the moss, being careful of my fingers.
Then they are ready to set out and use as decorations!