DIY Christmas Ornament 2: Cork Tree

What do you do when you have a large surplus of corks lying around the house? First you might want to take a look at how much wine your drink…then pour yourself a glass and create an ornament!

Cork Tree Ornament

Step 1:

Collect your supplies.

  • 7 Corks (ask a local restaurant/bar if they can give you some if you don’t drink)
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue/Gun
  • Scissors/Knife

Cork Tree Ornament

Cork Tree Ornament

Step 2:

Arrange the corks in a tree pattern. Make sure they are even and line up properly.

Cork Tree Ornament

Step 3:

Glue the bottom row together with Hot Glue.

Cork Tree Ornament

Add the next two corks, affix with hot glue.

Cork Tree Ornament

Keep going…add the top piece.

Cork Tree Ornament

Step 4:

Break our the ribbon and cut enough to wrap the tree several times.

Cork Tree Ornament

Pick one color and glue one end to the bottom of the tree.

Cork Tree Ornament

Wrap the ribbon and attach the end with more glue.

Cork Tree Ornament

Repeat the process with the next color. Use as many colors as you want.

Cork Tree Ornament

Step 5:

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.

Cork Tree Ornament

Affix the stump to the bottom of the tree with…yes…more hot glue.

Cork Tree Ornament

Cork Tree Ornament

Cork Tree Ornament

Step 6:

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.

Cork Tree Ornament

Screwed into the top of the tree, between the ribbon.

Cork Tree Ornament

I added a little loop of red ribbon in order to hang it from a tree.

Cork Tree Ornament

I really love how this ornament turned out, I may actually make a few more.

Cork Tree Ornament

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!

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