November 8, 2010

Wine Cork Wreath

I looooove collecting wine corks.  I usually display them in a pretty vase on the bookshelf, much to my husband's dismay.  :)  I put the corks to good use last year and made a Christmas ornament.  This year, I made a wreath!




Supplies needed:
glue gun & glue
wine corks (A LOT!)
styrofoam wreath
ribbon

I'm definitely going to make this wreath again (maybe for a lucky sister or friend!?). Lessons learned:  Next time, I will wrap the wreath with ribbon before gluing the corks, to make the spaces in between the corks less noticeable.  Also, I'm going to buy a thicker ribbon, possibly in a deep red color, to hang the wreath.  FYI, have a knife on hand in case you have to cut a cork or two in order to make them fit!

25 comments:

cleverlyinspired said...

Love that! Going to share!

poindextr said...

very imaginative, love it!

Allison said...

Great job!!! Hmm . . we usually had millions of corks floating around, where could they have gone? Oh yeah, I remember--that was pre-kids!

MessyMissy said...

Lovely!!! I was just given a huge bounty of wine corks....you've given me some inspiration!

Rhiannon said...

love it!!! im doing a cork board right now and going to have a cork inspired linky party next week. Hope you come and join in!

Flannery Buchanan said...

We definitely will! Thanks, Rhiannon!

Lorie said...

Oh! And you could pin cute decorative do dads to it to match the holiday too! Love it!

Flannery Buchanan said...

OOh! You are right Lorie! How cute!

Hanna said...

Hi there! Love your blog and your ideas. I love those pillow case tunics in your shop! I am your newest follower:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com said...

Love this! Have A LOT of corks sitting in a bowl just waiting for a cute transformation such as this! Working on another cork for the basket one glass at a time tonight!! Thanks for the great idea!

ann said...

i love it! i use my corks to decorate too! :) usually in a mason jar or something like that :) love the idea of a wreath :)

Jenny said...

love love love love this!

Flannery Buchanan said...

THanks everybody!

Jenny said...

I'm back again to say that I love this so much I featured it on my blog today :)
hope that is ok and come check it out when you have a moment!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

nannykim said...

Great idea--I will have to save more corks!

nannykim said...

Great idea--I will have to save more corks!

Flannery Buchanan said...

Thanks Jenny!! We're thrilled to be featured on your blog.

Patti said...

I have the biggest box of corks just waiting for a project....i saw a wreath with the corks facing the other way (outwards) but i like this better...this is my next project!!

Flannery Buchanan said...

Patti-Definitely either email us a picture or post it to our FB fan group. We'd love to see it!

Lori said...

Me likey. I have lotsa corks too. I made a cork wreath once, but not nearly as cool as this. Going to try your ornaments. Thanks!

C.R.A.F.T. said...

i need to save my corks! come on over and link up to MMM :)

Flannery Buchanan said...

Thanks!! We just linked to your MMM.

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Just saw your project linked up to the Sunday Showcase party.

This is WAY cool! I have a bunch of corks in a vase in our kitchen - probably enough to make a wreath! But I don't know if mine would look as good as yours!

Allison said...

WOOT!! Thanks for linking up, my Three Sisterz friends! http://vintagepollyanna.blogspot.com/2010/11/tell-me-tuesday-link-party-1.html

Alison said...

Very nice! Love it! I also have a lot of corks floating around, and this is probably going to be the next project I try! thanks for linking up!