Happy Fall Y’all! I have a fun wine cork pumpkin project to share with you today. It turned out even cuter than I imagined. Gather up your supplies and let’s get started!
Steps for making your wine cork pumpkin:
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- Old wine corks (alternatively, you could just purchase craft wine corks. But, what’s the fun in that;-) – for reference I used 37 total corks
- craft paint and small paint brush or kids watercolor paints (I used some of my kids left overs from school and they worked great!)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Autumn floral stems of choice
- Floral wire cutter
1). Gather your supplies
If you haven’t saved any over time, have a party and ask all of your guests to bring a bottle of wine or two! Afterward, you’ll be set. OR, just buy a bag of wine corks in the craft section;-).
I’ve also provided an Amazon link for wine corks should you wish to order some.
Mine is from Walmart, but I attached a link to one on Amazon that gets good reviews.
I was actually planning on using some acrylic craft paint, but I couldn’t find any orange at my house. I came across these watercolor paints and they worked great. If you have young children, chances are good you have this exact same palette somewhere!
The colors worked perfectly for this project.
Cup of water
(If using watercolor paints)
Autumn Floral Stems of choice for top of pumpkin
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2). Paint your wine corks
This was so easy! If you have corks from a red wine, they will already have a beautiful red/purple color. Try to ensure both sides of the cork are a similar color so the pumpkin looks great from any angle. I left some plain, others I painted red, purple, and of course, plenty were painted orange.
3. Glue wine corks in shape of pumpkin
I hot glued a row of four corks on the bottom. I held them in place for a few seconds to allow the glue to set and they were good to go. The next row had five corks, then six corks, with the middle row containing seven corks. Then, six corks, five corks, and four corks. On the top, I glued a plain cork in the middle of the row for the stem.
I tried to keep the end of the cork that had a corkscrew hole facing the same direction. Probably not necessary, but this project was so simple, I had to find a way to complicate it a little bit!
4. Use wire cutters to trim the autumn florals, then hot glue to decorate the stem:
5. Step back and admire your pretty wine cork pumpkin!
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