DIY: Cork Tree Ornament

Today’s DIY is a fun one… and absolutely perfect for the holidays!  These little tree ornaments make the best hostess gifts… or just a fun little weekend DIY to help get you into the holiday spirit.  While I was home for the Thanksgiving break, my mom and I took to a huge bag of corks (are we the only family out there that imbibes copious quantities of wine?) and dusted off our glue guns.  We made quite an assortment of these fun little tree ornaments… getting creative and adding buttons, scraps fo fabric, and even rows of beads.

We had all of the materials around our house.  A glue gun, corks, some acrylic paint (though nail polish also looks quite nice!) and some ribbon + bows.

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  1. viv says 12.14.12

    These are so cute!!

  2. Carla says 12.14.12

    Very cute! You inspired me to re-start saving all of my wine corks. I’ll definitely have enough to try this next holiday season. – Carla

  3. Abby says 12.14.12

    I simply love it!

  4. Nicolette Bosco says 12.14.12

    Love this! I have the hugest bag of corks I almost threw out! I will definitely be making these!

    • Denise Atwood, Dennis MA says 12.14.12

      so much fun!!

  5. Amy says 12.14.12

    These are seriously the cutest things ever! I have a thing full of corks put probably not enough to make too many. Guess I better get drinkin’!


  6. Brynn {chartreuse & a twist} says 12.14.12

    okay, these are like ridiculously adorable!!! so, so clever…and girl, i have got corks for days! {call me a lush if you will…} happy weekend 🙂 XO brynn

  7. Lauren says 12.14.12

    SO cute. I have been keeping all of my corks for awhile, trying to figure out what to do with them. LOVE this idea.


  8. M. (Faded M Style) says 12.14.12

    This is so cute and fun I shared it on my Facebook page! Now I have something to do with all my saved corks! So creative! xo
    Best, M.

  9. Ashley @ a {little} dash of ash says 12.14.12

    every year my family (mom, sister, cousins, aunts, etc) have an ornament making party – this is going to be our idea for next year’s event! love.

  10. Bettina says 12.14.12

    These are just darling!

  11. Emily says 12.14.12

    These are so cute! I have a little Charlie Brown Christmas tree this year in my apartment and they would be the perfect DIY addition to it 🙂 Have a great weekend, Grace!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  12. Kristin says 12.15.12

    I think I need to pick up some wine, so I can make these adorable ornaments. Ha!

  13. Kristin says 12.15.12

    I think I need to pick up some wine, so I can make these adorable ornaments. Ha!

  14. Erin says 12.16.12

    Love this! Would also be cute to get smaller corks to glue at the bottom and then it could be used as a wine topper!


  15. emma says 12.17.12

    So Cute!! Love this idea.

  16. Union Knopf says 1.3.13

    This is so cute 🙂

  17. mic says 11.29.15

    I tried making some things with cork and hot glue, they did not stay together. Wondering if anyone else has this problem?

  18. Gabriella says 9.17.16

    Very nice tank you very much I have a lot of wine corks…..