You can make your own beautiful cork Christmas ornaments

22. December 2018 - Anika Semmer

Cork Christmas Ornaments - How to Craft Pretty Snowflakes | Tutorial




Christmas ornaments can be made not only from wood, straw or paper: you can make beautiful wine cork Christmas ornaments. Here’s how to do it.

Corks from wine bottles have a great texture and with a few handicraft tools, which you usually have on hand anyway, you can make pretty wine cork Christmas ornaments yourself. Every year we decorate the Christmas tree and unpack our bought and self-made Christmas tree decorations – and make new ones!

Besides stars, my favourite motif is the snowflake – made of salt dough, music paper and now also from corks, the wintry flakes decorate windows and the Christmas tree. On Abenteuer Freundschaft you will find several craft ideas with DIY instructions for Christmas decorations.

For this wine cork Christmas ornaments, I used various fabric gift ribbons, the hot glue gun and scattered wooden decorations. You can find everything you need to make this decoration on the material list.

Material List*

How to Craft Wine Cork Christmas Ornaments as Snowflakes

If you want to make cork Christmas ornaments, you can craft snowflakes

To make cork Christmas ornaments, you need hardly any other materials

Time: about 20 minutes per snowflake made of cork

1. Cut and Glue the Corks

In a short time you can make cork Christmas ornaments

Cork Christmas ornaments are a cheap craft

First, put the tape measure on the corks and mark the cuts at a distance of 1 cm. Then cut the corks into 1 cm wide slices as evenly as possible using the markings.

You will need 7 slices of cork for each snowflake Christmas tree ornament. One slice of cork forms the centre piece, then glue the other 6 slices around the outside using the hot glue gun.

2. Glue the Ribbon as a Border

Fot the cork Christmas ornaments you need ribbon to decorate the discs

Glue the fabric ribbon tightly around the cork discs

For stability, stick the ribbon around the outside of the cork flower. Make sure you press the tape on tightly so that there are no unsightly creases.

3. Attach the Hanging, Scatter Decoration and Bow to the Cork Christmas Ornaments

Glue the hanging at the top of the cork Christmas ornaments

Glue on the hanging and press down

Knot a piece of baker’s twine and glue the knot where the beginning and the end of the ribbon meet to hide this spot.

For this Christmas ornament you can upcycle corks

Glue on the scatter decoration at the cork Christmas ornaments at the end

I tied bows from white satin ribbon and glued a bow on top of each knot of the hanging.

Finally, you just have to glue a scatter decoration snowflake made of wood on the front and the back.

DIY Christmas decorations are a nice activity in the run-up to Christmas

Cork Christmas ornaments are a quick way to make your own Christmas decorations

Discover even more beautiful Christmas craft ideas at Abenteuer Freundschaft! From pretty origami Christmas stars, simple Christmas stars made from clothes pegs to surprising ideas with loo rolls and crown caps! On the leisure ideas portal there are many activities to discover with children, with friends and as a couple all year round. Stay up to date and follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

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