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Valentine’s Day Craft: Recycled Wine Cork Wreath

Grab a glue gun, some wine and champagne corks and in no time at all you can create a beautiful and Recycled Wine Cork Wreathunique wreath to decorate your home. Don’t have any corks, don’t you worry! You can purchase wine corks at the craft stores and online at etsy.com or Amazon.com in bulk! The mushroom shaped champagne corks gives the wreath it’s uniquely different look.
You will need:

  • Various wine corks and champagne corks (I used 54 champagne corks and 62 wine corks for a total of 116 corks)
  •  Straw wreath form
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Mini Bowmaker with Ruler
  • 24” Bowdabra bow wire
  • Scissors, ruler

Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of wire with the wire cutters and make a loop. Wrap around the wreath form and twist together.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Recycled Wine Cork Wreath

 

2. Use the glue gun to apply glue directly to the corks as shown. Use care when applying glue so as not to burn your fingers. Begin adding glue and champagne corks vertically around the inside of the wreath side by side. As you add the corks hold the corks for a moment or two until set. The size of your corks will determine exactly how many will fit around. I used 18.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Recycled Wine Cork Wreath

 

3. Continue adding champagne corks flat onto the top of the wreath form spoke style in between the vertical corks. (See photo) Continue around the wreath for a total of 18 corks.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Recycled Wine Cork Wreath

 

5. For the third layer attach the champagne corks flat covering the open spaces left by the previous spoke layer. (See photo) I used 18 corks for this as well.

Wine Cork Wreath

Valentine’s Day Craft: Recycled Wine Cork Wreath

 

6. For the fourth layer you will use wine corks. These corks are applied all along the outside edges end to end. (See photo) I used 19 wine corks. After this layer of wine corks sets glue champagne corks upright using the wine cork layer as a sort of shelf all around.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Recycled Wine Cork Wreath

 

7. Repeat two more rows of wine corks all around the edge for the next two layers, using approximately 21 and 22 corks to go around.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Recycled Wine Cork Wreath

For Mini Bowdabra Bow:

1. Cut a 78” piece of 2 ¼” wired ribbon.

2. Cut a 24” piece of Bowdabra bow wire and fold in half. Place in the Bowmaker. You will have a loop on one end and two pieces of wire on the other.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Recycled Wine Cork Wreath

 

3. Place the ribbon in the bowmaker to the one-inch mark. Next fold the ribbon to form a loop to the edge of the ruler.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Recycled Wine Cork Wreath

 

4. Fold a matching loop on the other side.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Recycled Wine Cork Wreath

 

5. Continue folding loops from side to side until you reach the end of your ribbon.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Recycled Wine Cork Wreath

 

6. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowmaker wand.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Recycled Wine Cork Wreath

 

7. Thread the two loose ends through the loop end and pull tight.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Recycled Wine Cork Wreath

 

8. Remove the bow from the Bowmaker and pull tight. Tie a knot in the back. Fluff up the bow with your fingers.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Recycled Wine Cork Wreath

 

9. Use the ends of the bow wire to tie to the wreath.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Recycled Wine Cork Wreath

Recycled Wine and Champagne Cork Wreath with bow

Valentine’s Day Craft: Recycled Wine Cork Wreath

Tutorial by Bowdabra Designer Crystal

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