Inside: Chic Wine cork wreaths that are perfect for your kitchen.
So I am a bit of a wine lover, and one thing every wine lover has in common is a collection of random corks that they store SOMEWHERE in the house. I am serious… if you have someone in your life who is an avid enjoyed of forbidden grape juice… ask them where they keep their stash.
When I first started saving mine, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them. Slowly as my collection has grown, I’ve wondered what in the world I was going to make. Or was I just saving these because I was a hoarder?
If you are in the same boat as me, fear not! I have some amazing ideas for what those corks can be used for. You can really glue them to anything, but my favorite craft I’ve seen has to be wine cork wreaths! I have a list of ideas below, as well as a simple DIY for you to follow!
Wine Cork Wreaths
Before I dive into the crafting section of this article, I figured a touch of creative inspiration will help light some fire under you. These are some great examples of wine cork wreaths! Another fun wreath you can make with stuff you have lying around are these paper wreath crafts.
1. Pinecone Decorated Wreath
2. Cool Decor Made of Wine Corks
3. Big Full Wreath
4. Clean Spiral Wreath
5. Cork Decor with Big Bow
6. Cork with Apple and Red Bows
7. Frosted Pine Cone Wreath
8. Cork with Peaces of Pine
9. Cool Wine Themed Wreath
10. Sugar Plum Wine Wreath
11. Wine Cork and Pearl Wreath
Boujee Wine Cork Wreaths
Wine lover’s enjoy the finer things in life, so I just thought that a little fancier of decor was called for. This list is full of some truly Boujee wine cork wreaths that I know you’ll love.
12. Little Berry Wreath
13. Heart Shaped Wreath
14. Cork Wreath with Bow
15. Cork with Plaid Bow
16. Grape Themed Wreath
17. Light Up Wreath Idea
18. Cork Idea with Wire Wreath Form
19. Wreath with Moss
20. Full Wreath with Green Accents
21. Classic Wine Themed Decor Idea
Simple Wine Cork Wreaths DIY
This is combining two of my all time favorite things: wine and crafts! Opening a bottle of wine is essential for this craft to go well, so make sure you have that on hand!
There are many different ways that you could make a wine cork wreath, but today I am just going to focus on creating a strong base that you can decorate for whatever occasion you want. So pour that glass and let’s get started.
How many wine corks are needed for a wreath?
This is a hard question to answer, because I have found that you need different amounts for the different styles of wreaths that there are. But still, I wanted to give you an overall estimation to pull from.
Overall, the number of wine corks needed for a wreath depends on the size of the wreath base you’re using and how tightly you arrange the corks.
On average, a small wreath (around 12 inches) might require about 50-75 wine corks, while a larger wreath (around 18 inches) could need anywhere from 100-150 corks or more.
It’s always a good idea to have a few extra wine corks on hand in case you need to fill in gaps or adjust the arrangement. Keep in mind that the number of corks can vary based on factors like the size of the corks, how closely you place them, and whether you’re incorporating other decorative elements.
So my advice is to have more on hand than you might anticipate needing. There is no bigger pet peeve for me in this world than a skinny wreath that is riddled with gaps. No thank you!
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
For this project, you’ll need:
- A foam wreath base (size of your choice)
- Wine corks (collect as many as needed)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Ribbon or twine (for hanging)
- Optional: Decorative elements like faux leaves, berries, or small ornaments
Wine Cork Wreaths – Step 2: Prepare Your Workspace
I find it helpful to set my space with a fun podcast or some music(and a glass of wine). Then you should find a well-lit and comfortable space to work in. Lay down some newspaper or a crafting mat to catch any glue drips. Plug in your hot glue gun and let it heat up while you organize your wine corks.
Then the fun begins!
Step 3: Sort and Arrange Corks
Before gluing, take a moment to sort your wine corks by size and color. This will help you create a balanced and visually appealing wreath. I’ve made the mistake of just adding as I went and the end result was janky at best.
You can choose to keep the natural cork color or paint the corks for a more uniform look. Once sorted, arrange the corks on the wreath base to get an idea of the design you want.
Wine Cork Wreaths – Step 4: Start Gluing
Now it’s time to fire up that glue gun! Begin attaching the wine corks to the wreath base one by one. Apply a generous amount of hot glue to the flat end of a cork and press it firmly onto the wreath base.
Hold it in place for a few seconds until the glue sets. Continue this process, alternating cork sizes and colors as you go. I am notorious for burning myself with hot glue, so don’t be like me.
Step 5: Fill in the Gaps
As you attach the corks, you may notice some gaps between them. Don’t worry, at this point in the craft, this is normal! Simply fill in these gaps with smaller corks or trim cork pieces to fit. The goal is to create a full and textured wreath that does not land on my pet peeve list.
Step 6: Add Decorative Touches (Optional)
If you’re feeling extra creative, now’s the time to add some decorative elements. Glue faux leaves, berries, or small ornaments to the wreath to spice it up and make it your own! This step is all about personalizing your wreath to match your style.
I am making mine for fall, so I want it to have a similar vibe to these straw wreath ideas.
Step 7: Attach Hanging Ribbon or Twine
Once your wreath is complete, flip it over and attach a ribbon or twine to the top. Make a loop and secure it with hot glue. This will allow you to hang your wreath proudly on your door or wall.
Wine Cork Wreaths – Step 8: Display Your Masterpiece
Find the perfect spot to showcase your handmade wine cork wreath. Hang it on your front door, above the fireplace, or anywhere that could use a touch of rustic elegance. I put mine above my wine cart!
So now you finally know what to do with all of those wine corks that you have been collecting. I’m honestly just relieved that I didn’t have to throw them all away.
Creating wreaths can be such a fun past time. It’s one that has truly taken over the last few years in my life, and I couldn’t be happier. There are so many more styles out there that I know will blow your mind.
So if you had a blast making this, then I KNOW you will enjoy this deco mesh wreath step by step.