I have been collecting wine corks and requesting them from friends and family and now have many bags of them. So what else to make with wine corks. I have made a wine cork wreath, wine cork mirror, wine cork trivet and wine cork name holders. With the holidays coming up and gifts to be made – thought why not a Christmas tree?! Off to the craft store where I found cardboard cones, small lights and star toppers. Now to figure out how to make – I think the original idea came from a picture on Pinterest, but I am not sure. After making the first one – I want to make a whole forest of them and would love to make a 4 foot one with ornaments – maybe next year – I would have to recruit many wine drinkers for that undertaking!
Wine Cork Christmas Tree
Cardboard cone (could use styrofoam – but not as environmentally friendly)
Mini lights (and batteries)
Tree topper (star, angel, etc.)
Wine Corks (the size of the cone and how full you want to make it will determine quantity)
1. Glue the tree topper on.
2. Glue the lights on. This took some time since I wanted the lights to stick out. Place a glob of glue and then stuck the light in and held until secure.
3. Start gluing on the corks, starting at the bottom. I did the corks on an angle and then switched the directions for the next row and kept going that way. Depending on the placement of the lights – you may have to alter the direction of the corks. I had to cut some corks to fit in places around the lights.
4. Once you have the first layer of corks done – step back and turn the tree around. You will see places where you can still see the cardboard – start placing corks around the tree covering opening, spaces, etc. You can do as little or as much layering as you want.
Turn the lights off and turn your Cork Christmas Tree lights on!! Love it!!!!