Monday, November 15, 2010

Wine Cork Ornaments

Wine Cork Ornaments





Aren't these lovely and adorable? I'm so excited. I have been wanting to make these little ornaments since last fall. (I know, I know!) After searching for an answer for what to do with all my wine corks I remembered this. I can't quite remember where I saw it. This was way too easy and I'm looking forward to making tons of these and giving them in sets this Christmas. These guys were my first try at it, so I'm looking forward to what else I can do. I picked up all my supplies from Michael's including a mini hand drill and I paid $4 for the set of three key charms. Here's a simple photo turtorial, so you can make them too. Just don't forget to share your ideas with us after you've made some. Let's get started, shall we?

Some supplies (shown below) you'll need is a drill, small drill bit, cord ribbon (in the ribbon section), glue, scissors, 9mm split rings (they look like mini key rings), decorative charms with an attached split ring, & buttons with holes.

First, drill a hole through the center of the cork. From one side, through to the other. The hole has to be big enough to thread your cord ribbon through.


Next, attach the split ring (#1) onto the charm(#2). Cut a piece of cord ribbon to 12-18 inches in length. Slide your charm onto the ribbon as you would a necklace.


1.) Slide on the button. One end of the ribbon through one button hole and the other side of the ribbon in another button hole. 2.) Thread both ends of the ribbon through the hole in the cork. 3.) Add a little glue to the button and pull the ribbon so the cork and button are affixed. 4.) Add one or two more buttons as you did in step 1 and 2. Then glue those in place. You should now have something that looks like (from top to bottom) button, button, cork, button, slip ring, slip ring, charm. All held by the ribbon and glue.


To further secure your glued button, simply loop the ribbon one time as if you were going to tie your shoe. Just don't make a bow or not. Now towards the end of the length of your ribbon tie a double knot. Tight. Cut off any excess ribbon.

Wha-La!

ADDENDUM: Dec 27, 2010
I'm adding some more photos to this post, I have been experimenting with different charms, the crystals are expensive, but I really love them. I have also started using a different type of cord, I picked up in the jewelry making section. The cupcake one is perfect for the baker in me, and the ones with the crystal look great hanging from my rear view mirror, although I'm not sure if that's a safety hazard! If you choose to go that route, cut your cord extra long. I also experimented with beads and I started using larger slip rings :


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25 comments:

Katie P said...

These turned out so so cute! Thanks for sharing the link with me!!

Katie P
Food, Wine, & Mod Podge

Heather@myeverydaygraces said...

These are absolutely adorable; I love them! What a great way to use up the wine cork collection.

visiting by way of crazydomestic

April Westerhold said...

I LOVE THIS! I am definitely going to try it out.

kim c said...

these are so cool. spotted you at sunday showcase. gotta do this for my mom, she'll love it. thanks for the inspo and tutorial

Aimee said...

These are totally awesome. i can't wait to try to make them, what a great idea!!!
-Aimee

Danielle said...

I saw these on pinterest and love it! I wanted you to know that I featured these on my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post today. Stop by and see!

Deb said...

Found you on Pinterest....love the cork ornaments. I had to come see how you made them...so clever! Thanks for sharing, I'll be back!

Donna Huisinga said...

Pinned your ornament and then made a version of it for my blog. Linked back to yours so hopefully you got shttp://asthecardrackturns.blogspot.com/2011/12/recycling-corks.htmlome views. Come look if you get a chance.

Robin LaCorte said...

I'm making one to wear to Bunco tonight...have a feeling I may have some orders for more when I come home! Fabulous idea!!! Thank you!

June said...

This is my 6th try to leave a comment. Your captcha thing is very alert today. I wanted to say how much I admire the cork ornaments that you have made. They are truly unique and lovely.

Scripture Union said...

This is my first try to do something similar, still way to go§ thx for great inspiration.
http://pinterest.com/pin/233483561901449603/

Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

Thank you for sharing this!

Az Beg said...

Howdy.. These are awesome!!! Where do you get your corks from? Not really a huge wine drinker.. but would love to do some for the drinkers I know ;0) thanks.

Lilianna Grace said...

@ Az Beg-
I actually do use/save corks from wine that I have drank. But, I will tell you I have seen some for sale in the craft section at Michaels. You could also check Ebay or ask a local restuarant or bar to save them for you.

Pam Jackson said...

Fantastic idea. Thank for for sharing.

Anna Michrina said...

I love these! I just featured them on a post on my new blog! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

http://mamaofaredhead.blogspot.com/2012/11/diy-crafts.html

Anonymous said...

I am so excited to make these!!! I have a lot of wine corks and now I know exactly what I'm doing with them!!! Gifts for all my friends and family! Awesome easy idea!! Thank you

Anonymous said...

Very cute idea. Also, it's spelled "voila" not wha la...a French contraction from the expression "vois la" which means "see there!" Sorry to be obnoxious, it's just a fingernails-on-chalkboard thing for me when I see it spelled wrong...

Sidney Reimer said...

I came across this on Pinterest the other day and thought it would be a great Christmas present for my grandmother, who has a huge wine cork collection. Come to find out she loves the idea so much she wants to do a wine cork theme Christmas Tree this year. :) Thank you for sharing this great idea.

Laura Monique said...

I started making them today and am having a blast being creative with different charms, buttons, and chords. Thank you for this marvelous idea!! My friends and family will be so impressed with my mad cork ornament skills!!!

sweetmamabear said...

This is such a clever and unique idea! I've decided to make these into necklaces for my friends! You're instructions are so clear and easy and of course I will give you credit for the idea!! Thank you!

Char Byers Sherman said...

I plan to try this technique to make multi tiered necklaces for an upcoming event with some the hundreds of wine corks I couldn't figure out what to do with! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

oh mercy said...

These are brilliant- my mind is reeling at the jewelry pendant possibilities!
Thanks.

Laura's Linguistics said...

Thank you, thank you! I appreciate the detailed (and photo-enhanced) directions. These will be small gifts for my sorority sisters.

Ornate Splendor said...

Hi Lil!
Thank you so much for this tutorial! Love this idea, and have just a few ;) corks lying around waiting to be turned into a crafty something. Cheers, Catherine (latest follower of your blogging adventures!)