How to Make a Wine Cork Christmas Tree Ornament

Put those wine corks you've been saving to good use with this easy, festive craft project.

DIY Wine Cork Christmas Tree Ornament

DIY Wine Cork Christmas Tree Ornament

Upcycle wine corks into a charming ornament for your Christmas tree. Simply glue the corks together in a Christmas tree shape and screw in a small eye hook at the top, where you can thread a ribbon for hanging. For an extra pop of color and pattern, glue circles of festive scrapbook paper to the ends of the corks.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Materials Needed

  • wine corks
  • patterned paper
  • ribbon
  • 1/2” screw eyes
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • decoupage glue
  • paintbrush
  • scissors
  • serrated knife

Step 1: Assemble Tree

DIY Wine Cork Christmas Tree Ornament

DIY Wine Cork Christmas Tree Ornament: Assemble Tree

Arrange the wine corks in your desired Christmas tree layout – we used 13 corks arranged in five rows, and we mixed both natural and wine-stained corks. Using a hot glue gun, glue the corks together. Since the lengths of the corks may vary, be sure to line up the ends of the corks on the “front” side of the ornament.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Arrange the wine corks in your desired Christmas tree layout – we used 13 corks arranged in five rows, and we mixed both natural and wine-stained corks. Using a hot glue gun, glue the corks together. Since the lengths of the corks may vary, be sure to line up the ends of the corks on the “front” side of the ornament.

Step 2: Attach Trunk

DIY Wine Cork Christmas Tree Ornament

DIY Wine Cork Christmas Tree Ornament: Attach Trunk

Cut a wine cork in half using a serrated knife. Glue one half to the bottom row of corks to serve as the “trunk” of the tree.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Cut a wine cork in half using a serrated knife. Glue one half to the bottom row of corks to serve as the “trunk” of the tree.

Step 3: Add Colorful Paper

DIY Wine Cork Christmas Tree Ornament

DIY Wine Cork Christmas Tree Ornament: Add Colorful Paper

For an extra pop of color and pattern, use a spare cork to trace circles on your favorite scrapbook paper.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

For an extra pop of color and pattern, use a spare cork to trace circles on your favorite scrapbook paper.

DIY Wine Cork Christmas Tree Ornament

DIY Wine Cork Christmas Tree Ornament: Add Colorful Paper

Cut out the circles and use decoupage glue to attach them to a few of the corks in your ornament. Leave some corks unadorned, if desired.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Cut out the circles and use decoupage glue to attach them to a few of the corks in your ornament. Leave some corks unadorned, if desired.

Step 4: Add Ribbon

DIY Wine Cork Christmas Tree Ornament

DIY Wine Cork Christmas Tree Ornament: Add Ribbon

At the top of the cork “tree,” screw in a 1/2” eye hook by hand. Thread a ribbon through the hook and tie it to create a loop. Hang on your tree for a wine-derful addition to your holiday decor!

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

At the top of the cork “tree,” screw in a 1/2” eye hook by hand. Thread a ribbon through the hook and tie it to create a loop. Hang on your tree for a wine-derful addition to your holiday decor!

DIY Wine Cork Christmas Tree Ornament

DIY Wine Cork Christmas Tree Ornament

Upcycle wine corks into a charming ornament for your Christmas tree. Simply glue the corks together in a Christmas tree shape and screw in a small eye hook at the top, where you can thread a ribbon for hanging. For an extra pop of color and pattern, glue circles of festive scrapbook paper to the ends of the corks.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

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