How to Make Wine Cork Wreaths

    by Sarah Clark

    About the Author

    Sarah Clark has been writing since 1997, with work appearing in Northern Arizona University's "Student Life Organization Newsletter." She holds a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in art history from Northern Arizona University.


    Wreaths crafted from wine corks add a rustic touch that is reminiscent of vineyards to your home decor. You can create your own wine cork wreath to display your enthusiasm for wine culture or to have your own unique and handmade decoration made of recycled materials. The number of corks you need for this project varies by the size of the plastic foam ring you use, but you should plan on needing several of them. Use wine corks that you have saved over the years or purchase them from a craft store.

    Things You'll Need

    • Plastic foam ring
    • Craft glue
    • 2 yards black fabric, cut into 5-inch-wide strips
    • Hot glue gun
    • Wine corks

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    Drizzle craft glue liberally onto the top and bottom sides of a plastic foam ring. Wrap the fabric strips around the ring until the ring is completely covered. Allow the glue to dry.

    Lay the ring down flat. Make a circle of corks that line up around the bottom edge of the wreath. Make sure that all of the corks fit into place evenly, substitute corks of different sizes where necessary. Glue each cork in place with a hot glue gun.

    Arrange and glue in place a second and third circle of corks directly above the first circle and onto the ring.

    Arrange and glue two circles of corks onto the inside of the ring.

    Add one or more circles onto the outside of the ring until there is either no space between the inside and outside circles or there is only a small space between the layers.

    Glue a final circle of wine corks on top of and between the two circles on either side of the small space, if the small space exists on your wreath. This final circle will be squeezed in place and slightly elevated from the rest of the wreath.

    Allow the glue to dry before displaying.

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