October 3, 2016

DIY: Wine Cork Pumpkins

So this post is late for me to write, because I made these LAST YEAR. But these little pumpkins have become something that I get complemented on every year. (yes, it has only been two years, but getting complemented on 2/2 years is 100%, that's pretty good!)

Now that we have seen Lauren do some genius math, I must say this is a weird thing for me to share. Why you ask? Well, I am not the only person to ever think of this idea, nor am I a crafter. I think I yelled out to Kevin "why am I doing this" a couple times because I don't have the patience to hot glue all this.

Like I said, I am not a crafter. I am a wine drinker. About half way in I wanted to give up on gluing all this together, but I had already done a lot of work. Hopefully you all don't think I am a lush...

Okay so it is not all that hard, It took me a little longer than most because I took some breaks. I also was making a craft with my wine corks and didn't even have a glass of wine to celebrate. I know, I know....I did it all wrong!

But looking back on all my corks and the wines they went with made me think fondly of some of my favorite wines. You can see some here.


You Will Need:

80 wine corks
Orange Acrylic Paint (and a couple drips of water)
Foam Paint Brush
Hot Glue Gun
2 champagne corks

Instructions:

You don't need a thick look of acrylic paint, so I diluted mine with some water. I used a foam brush to paint each side of the cork. Let dry.

Arrange corks in a row. You can make as many pumpkins and as big of pumpkins as you wish. I will say that my bigger pumpkin is as big as I would ever go. Here is how many corks I had in each row:

Pumpkin #1
5
6
7
6
5

Pumpkin #2
6
7
8
9
8
7
6

Hot Glue all your painted cork rows together. Once all the rows are glued, glue rows on top of each other.


I have thought about adding a green ribbon or something to the champagne cork stem. So I guess a crafter's work is never truly finished. But anyway, just like that, an easy DIY fall project.


And no worries, this blog space won't turn into pumpkin everything because it is October. Although I do like pumpkin!


What is on your fall project to-do list?

3 comments:

  1. So cute!! What a great idea and we have no shortage of wine corks at our house.

    The Lovely Latte

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  2. so what's your secret on keeping the glue on the corks? because i used a glue gun to try to make something similar to this and it all literally fell apart on me :(

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  3. These are so cute- this is a DIY I think I could handle :)

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