DIY Wine Cork Pumpkin and Snowman

Fall into winter by turning those old corks into a decor piece that's both a pumpkin and snowman.

Related To:

Put your old corks to use with seasonal, DIY cork projects that all your friends will be asking about. With some hot glue, acrylic paint and a few basic art supplies, a fall-tastic pumpkin and a frosty little snowman can be achieved in no time. The best part? When the seasons change, just flip the piece around, and welcome in the wintery weather.

Cork Pumpkin and Snowman 02:03

This DIY wine-cork decor has two sides so you can keep it up from fall through winter.

Materials Needed

  • bag of used wine corks (about 40)
  • hot glue gun + sticks
  • plastic cup for hat
  • orange acrylic paint
  • white acrylic paint
  • round foam paintbrush
  • twine
  • seasonal ribbon
  • matte black spray paint
  • scissors
  • black felt sheet
  • red ribbon
  • oil-based paint pen
  • utility knife

Assemble Shape

Glue corks together side-by-side — glue two rows of four, five and six corks and one row of seven corks. Stack the cork rows to create a pumpkin shape: four, five, six, seven, six, five and four. Hot glue the rows together.

Make Stem

To create a pumpkin stem, wrap a single cork with twine and secure with hot glue. Place the wrapped cork on top of the cork stack and secure it with hot glue at an angle.

Paint

On one side, paint cork ends randomly with orange acrylic paint using a foam brush. Wipe away any excess. On the other side, paint all corks with white acrylic paint using a foam brush, and wipe away the excess.

Make Top Hat + Face

Apply black matte spray paint to coat a plastic cup. Once dry, glue the open end of the cup to a slightly larger piece of circular black felt (This is the hat's rim). Wrap a red ribbon around the hat. and secure with hot glue. Cut a slit in the felt using a utility knife large enough for the pumpkin stem. Create the snowman’s face by cutting out a set of eyes and a mouth from black felt. Attach with hot glue. Paint the nose with orange acrylic paint, and apply white paint to add sparkle to the eyes.

Decorate and Display

In autumn, dress this charming pumpkin with a fall-tastic seasonal bow. Once the weather turns cold, trade the bow for a top hat and turn it around to reveal a snowman.

Next Up

5 Healthy Soups and Stews to Keep You Warm

Stay warm during chilly months (or all year long!) with these healthy and hearty soup and stew recipes.

5 Delicious and Healthy Meals You Can Make in Just One Pot

Dinner without a sink full of dishes? Sign us up, please!

Fall's Bounty Window Box

When decorating your home for fall, don't forget the outside. Fill outdoor containers with autumn's bounty for a stylish, seasonal look.

Fall Craft: A Giving Tree

Welcome Thanksgiving guests to your table with a tree that celebrates being thankful and the spirit of giving.

Mexican Hot Cocoa and Puff Pastry Cinnamon Sticks

These puff pastry cinnamon sticks are super-simple and the perfect complement to homemade hot chocolate. To make the Mexican hot cocoa in a traditional way, consider investing in a handy milk-frothing tool called a molinillo.

A DIY Grapevine Pumpkin

Woodland elements come together to form a garden-inspired pumpkin.

Burlap Bubble Wreath

Dress up your entryway and impress your guests with a door decorated for fall.

How to Make a Giant Cinnamon Stick Snowflake

Incorporate natural cinnamon sticks into your decor by making a handmade snowflake. Hang it in your home, or in your entryway, and enjoy the sweet scent it delivers throughout the holiday season.

11 Dreamy Ways to Spend an Adult Snow Day

When it comes time to trade your snow boots for slippers.

Dress Up Your Autumn Table With Fall Leaves

No centerpiece necessary; add seasonal color to your Thanksgiving table with these fall leaf streamers. They're a snap to make and they beautifully bring the outdoors in.

Go Shopping

Refresh your home with stylish products handpicked by HGTV editors.

Watch Live TV

Don't miss your favorite shows. Live stream HGTV now.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.