If you’re like me, you have a few containers of wine corks in your home that are on the verge of overflowing. I enjoy keeping the corks in apothecary jars as mini memories of bottles of wine shared with friends and loved ones (or Netflix), but needed a new way to contain them. This easy Wine Cork Wreath was a great project! It cost around $5 and took about an hour to assemble.
- Two 18 inch Wire Wreath Forms (I was able to find mine at the Dollar Tree for $1 each!)
- Wine Corks (Approximately 72)
- Hot Glue
- Floral Wire & Wire Cutters
- Decorative Items – Grapes, Ribbons, Etc. (Optional)
The first, and most time-consuming step is sorting through your wine corks! I tried to separate the corks into two piles – one for corks that were not as interesting to use in the back row, and one for corks that were more interesting to use in the front.
Next, begin laying the corks in one of the wreath forms. I tried to arrange them so they weren’t super tight, with the bottom of the cork flush with the bottom of the form. I tried to make sure all of the corks had the side that was in the bottle facing out so the wine-stained ends would peak through.
Once the first layer was complete, I started layering the second layer. For each cork, I used a small amount of hot glue to hold it in place without making them super rigid.
The next step is to lay the second wire wreath form on top of the corks. This definitely requires some finagling. I found that leaving the corks a little loose allowed me to move them around to get the wreath form fitting snuggly. Use the floral wire to connect the two wreath forms.
Finish the wreath with grapes, ribbons or any other decorative item you like. I like the look of the grapes, and left them a little loose so they would have a more natural draping feel.