Use up old wine corks with this adorable and easy DIY apple wine cork craft. Paint, glue, embellish and give the teacher an apple that will never go bad.
I was not much of a wine drinker until I met my husband. And he wasn't a coffee drinker until he met me. I guess we'd call that even. But over the last decade and a half of life, I've come to appreciate a good bottle of wine.
I always feel bad tossing the wine corks, though. I mean, they are just so fun and cute. Surely there is something that can be done with them.
Of course there is! This cute wine core apple is perfect for a little fall decoration or to give to your favorite teacher. And while you're at it, make sure to drink some mulled wine while crafting.
Apple Wine Cork Craft
For each apple, you will need:
To make wine cork apples:
Lay 7 corks on a flat surface as shown. Make sure the flat/undamaged end of the cork faces down.
Line them up and then one row at a time, glue the corks to each other.
Once you have 3 rows of cork, glue each row together with hot glue. Let set for a minute for the glue to set up.
Flip over the apple and paint the front, flat side, with red acrylic paint. You may need 2 coats. Let paint dry completely between coats. While the apple is drying, make the stem.
Use a utility knife to cut 1 cork in half lengthwise.
Cut again the half on an angle creating four pieces.
Trim the angled end of each piece of cork to a point.
Paint with brown acrylic paint. Let dry.
Glue the stem to the top of the apple.
Cut out a leaf shape with the green felt and attach to the stem with hot glue.
Display the apples as part of your fall decorations! Or make a few to let the kids hand out to their teachers.