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I LOVE fall! That's no secret. So I'm on the hunt for my new fall decorations this year. I am loving wine cork crafts. I bought a bunch of wine corks and am now seeing what I can make! This Wine Cork Pumpkins Craft was one of the first that came to mind because it does triple duty! It's a fall decor item, a Halloween decor item, and a Thanksgiving decor item. SCORE!
Can wine corks be painted?
Answer: Yes, it is possible to paint wine corks. Cork is a natural material and can be painted with acrylic paint or spray paint. However, it is important to use a sealant to protect the paint from moisture depending on what project you're making with them.
How do you dye wine corks?
There are a few ways to dye wine corks. You can use food coloring, fabric dye, or wood dye.
Where can I buy bulk wine corks for crafts?
Honestly, I buy them in bulk on Amazon. You can buy them on eBay too and many times I've seen local wineries selling them in the shops. Some people say wineries will give them away since they will just throw them away. Also, ask friends and family to save them for you!
Like the idea but not craft and want to buy it instead? You can find wine cork pumpkin on Etsy for less than the cost of a pack of bulk cork!
Wine cork projects are pretty easy to make and are great to allow kids to help with; you just need to control the glue gun! Just trust me on that one! Two burns (on mommy) and a bunch of tears later (all from mommy!) I had to give a 30-minute speech on why only adults should use glue guns.
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Easy Wine Cork Pumpkins Craft
This isn't my first ever wine cork project, I made a wine cork heart craft. Please don't judge me too hard. The picture sucks it was my early days and it's on my list to redo for better pictures! That said it's still a fun wine cork craft that even kids can help with and makes a great gift for a family.
Let's answer the biggest question I get with wine cork crafts.
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What you need to make this Wine Cork Pumpkin
25 real corks (not rubber)
Orange craft paint
Hot glue gun/hot glue
How to make a Wine Cork Pumpkin
The first part of this the kids can do because it's ok if they aren't perfect. Let the kids do the dipping and painting of the wine corks.
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Squirt a small amount of orange paint onto a paper plate and place some newspaper down on your table before you craft.
Next, dip the ends of 24 corks into your orange paint and dab the excess paint off onto a piece of paper and let your corks dry.
Next, let the kids help hand you corks and you glue them together in the pattern to make the pumpkin.
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For the first row, you want to hot glue four corks together with the orange ends facing the same direction.
Now glue five corks on top for the next row.
Now to finish off the pumpkin shape you want to use six corks, five, and back to four to get the pumpkin shape. Let them dry for a few minutes.
Clear away any glue wispies and then cut the bottom off of your last cork and hot glue it to the top of your pumpkin.
Now you want to pick out the leaves for your pumpkin and cut out two leaves from your green felt (they don't have to be anything special)
Once your leaves are cut out glue them on each side of your top cork.
The last step is to wrap a couple of pieces of hemp twine around the top cork. Make sure everything is dry and clear any glue wispies and you are good to go!
That's it! This wine cork pumpkins craft is super easy! If you make it let me know in the comments below!
Wine Cork Pumpkin Craft
Celebrate the autumn season with these DIY wine cork pumpkins! It makes for a festive and creative decoration and is a fun project to do.
- 25 real corks (not rubber)
- Orange craft paint
- Paper Plate
- Hemp Twine
- Green Felt
- Hot Glue Gun
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Who knew that wine corks could be used to make such adorable pumpkins? These little guys would be perfect for a fall party or as decorations for your Thanksgiving table. If you’re feeling crafty, why not give this project a try? Be sure to share your photos with us in the comments – we can’t wait to see them!
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