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DIY Painted wine cork wreath

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Put those corks to good use

After you pop that cork from your favorite wine bottle, don’t toss it in the trash. Instead, save it. A hundred corks later and you could have a beautiful handmade wreath like this one!

Put those corks to good use

With your kids home from school for the summer, drinking 100 bottles of wine might not take as long as you might think. (Trust us.) So grab your girlfriends, share a bottle (responsibly, of course) and make a few of these painted wine cork wreaths, which are unique and perfect for any season.

Put those corks to good use

What you’ll need:

  • 100 or so wine corks
  • 8-inch wreath form (we used a twig one)
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Nail polish (we used gold and aqua)



Paint the corks with nail polish

Place the corks on Styrofoam or cardboard and carefully paint about a quarter of them with the nail polish.

Put those corks to good use

Put those corks to good use

Let dry completely before gluing (about an hour).


Glue corks onto the wreath

Glue the corks onto the wreath in a random order.

Put those corks to good use

Put those corks to good use

Put those corks to good use

If you want something a bit more structured, glue them in a circular pattern.



Put those corks to good use

Let the wreath dry for at least an hour. Hang carefully with ribbon and enjoy!

More DIY crafts

DIY painted Mason jars and wine bottles
DIY painted flower wine glasses
DIY wine and beer bottle hanging plant holder

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