Collect your supplies.
- 7 Corks (ask a local restaurant/bar if they can give you some if you don’t drink)
- Hot Glue/Gun
Arrange the corks in a tree pattern. Make sure they are even and line up properly.
Glue the bottom row together with Hot Glue.
Add the next two corks, affix with hot glue.
Keep going…add the top piece.
Break our the ribbon and cut enough to wrap the tree several times.
Pick one color and glue one end to the bottom of the tree.
Wrap the ribbon and attach the end with more glue.
Repeat the process with the next color. Use as many colors as you want.
Using the last cork, cut off a piece that will be the stump of the tree. I used an X-acto blade, but a utility knife would be easier.
Affix the stump to the bottom of the tree with…yes…more hot glue.
Now, there are several ways you can hang the ornament. One option would be to tie a little more ribbon to the ribbon that is already wrapped around the ornament. However, I chose another route. I used a little screw eye I had in my garage.
Screwed into the top of the tree, between the ribbon.
I added a little loop of red ribbon in order to hang it from a tree.
I really love how this ornament turned out, I may actually make a few more.
Project Cost Breakdown (per Ornament):
7 Corks (Already Owned) = $0
Ribbon (Already Owned) = $0 [You can find cheap ribbon at Michael’s. They often sell the thin stuff for about a $1 per color]
Screw Eye (Already Owned) = $0 [A pack of these usually run about $1 at the hardware store. They usually come in silver and can be painted if necessary]
Hot Glue Gun/Glue/Knife (Already Owned) – $0
Total Project Cost: $0
Nothing like a free ornament to kick off the season right!