12 Days Of Christmas: DIY Wine Cork Christmas Tree


Wine Cork Christmas Tree

Hi! I'm Lindsay of Pen & Paint. I'm a happy wife & busy mama of 2 silly little boys. I love to create. You'll find me with pens & sketchbook in hand or paint all over my clothes. My shop's filled with happy, handmade artwork and paper goods.

One thing I love to create outside of my shop is Christmas decorations for our home.

Every year I try to make something new. One of my absolute favorite Christmas decorations is a wine cork tree I created about 7 years ago. I found the idea in a Martha Stewart magazine. 

Last year after saving up wine corks I decided it was time to create another cork tree. 

Make it happen:
You need a large Styrofoam cone, a hot glue gun, 
a knife that will cut through cork, and about 85 wine corks and one champagne cork.

Starting at the bottom hot glue each cork vertically to the cone 
until you make one row.

Change it up and hot glue two rows horizontally.
Continue until you have reached the top.

Hot glue a champagne cork to cover the top of the cone.

Because each wine cork is different you may end up with a gap in your row. You can take a sharp knife and cut a cork to fit the gap, or if you are like me you can just leave the gap and make sure the tree is angled just right on your mantle so no one can see it.

Most likely you are not going to have 85 corks lying around... unless you are like me and like to hoard save them for craft projects. If you don't have enough now, you can start saving for next year, and have your  friends save their corks too. OR you can now buy decorative wine corks at Target (near the candles) and I'm sure craft stores are carrying them. You never know when you might need to make something out of corks.

I hope y'all have a wonderful Christmas and a creative New Year!
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