I can't believe it is fall already! You all know that I love bringing warm colors into my home and decorating for the fall this time of year! It is one of my favorite times of year to decorate! And I really love decorating with pumpkins because they last from the fall until Thanksgiving so I get a lot of bang for my buck when decorating with pumpkins. I don't drink wine but crafting with wine corks can be so much fun! So today I am sharing how to make this really simple and beautiful wine cork pumpkin decor!
Isn't this so fun! And the best part is that it only takes a few minutes to put together!
Wine Cork Pumpkin Decor
Here is what you'll need: (affiliate links included for your convenience)
- (7) packages of 1 ¼" Corks, #10
- Craft Paint, Pumpkin Patch Orange and Bittersweet Brown
- Leaf Punch
- Green Cardstock
- Hot Glue Gun
- Foam Paint Brush
First you will begin by hot gluing your corks together in a pumpkin shape. I used 4 corks on bottom, then 5 corks, then 6 in the middle. 5 corks above that and then 4 on the top. I added a cork on the top to be the pumpkin stem.
This will naturally curve which is ok. It gives it a pretty, rounded pumpkin look without any extra work on your end! This is one of the beauties of crafting with corks!
Next I painted the tops of the corks orange and the stem brown. One coat of paint was enough for the look I wanted, but feel free to do two if you prefer.
Yes, you can paint all the corks first and then glue them together, it is just a matter of your personal preference. Either way works.
Because the corks have a natural curve to them, the pumpkin didn't want to stand up on its own. So I glued two corks to the back of the pumpkin to act as a stable base for it.
Then I cut out a green paper leaf using my leaf punch and hot glued it near the stem on my pumpkin. And that's all there is to it!
This is such a fun and simple craft and I love how it turned out! It is simple and rustic and would work in any decor style!
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