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DIY Wine Cork Snowman Christmas Tree Ornaments

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Make snowman Christmas tree ornaments using recycled natural wine corks, paint and fleece! These wine cork Christmas ornaments are easy to make and are perfect gifts.

Make DIY wine cork snowman Christmas tree ornaments using old wine corks! Three variations on these cute wine cork Christmas ornaments! Great for kids to make for family and friends! #snowman #ChristmasOrnaments

I love homemade Christmas ornaments. I am 100% opposed to store bought plastic ornaments. So finding new fun and creative DIY Christmas ornaments to make each year is one of the highlights of the season.

If you are a wine drinker and collect wine corks, these snowman Christmas ornaments are a great way to use the corks. We made three different options to choose from – an earmuff snowman, a scarf snowman and a hat snowman. Mix up the colors and styles to make a colorful Christmas tree. These would also make cute gift decorations.

DIY Wine Cork Snowman Christmas Tree Ornaments

Materials:


For all ornaments:

Paint each cork with 2 coats of white craft paint letting dry between each coat.

For Ear Muff Snowman:

Place 1 screw eye into the top of the snowman by twisting it in.

Measure a pipe cleaner by cutting it the same length of the cork with diagonal cutters or scissors.

Wrap the pipe cleaner around the cork to create the curved shape.

Use craft glue to affix the pipe cleaner to the cork.

Then attach the pom poms to the front of the pipe cleaner.

Use permanent markers to draw a face/buttons/nose onto the snowman. You can make each one unique! Add a piece of baker’s twine or ribbon for hanging.

 

For Scarf Snowman:

Place 1 screw eye into the top of the snowman by twisting it in.

Next, cut a piece of felt 6″ long by about 1/4″ wide. Tie the felt around the snowman and attach a small amount of craft glue to the back of the scarf to keep it on the snowman and a small amount under the scarf tail to keep it flat. Trim ends as desired. You can use scissors to snip the ends of the scarf to create fringe, too.

Use permanent markers to draw a face/buttons/nose onto the snowman. Add a piece of baker’s twine or ribbon for hanging.

 

For Hat Snowman:


Trim 2 pieces of fleece. Make one piece  3.5″ x 2.5″ for the hat. The second piece should be 10″ x 1/4″ for the hat string. This piece of fleece we used is from an inexpensive fleece blanket that already had the edging finished.  Fleece blankets work great for these!

Wrap the fleece around the cork so it makes a hat shape. Attach with hot glue. Tie the long piece of fleece around the top of the fleece to make a hat. Knot the end to also make a hanging piece.

Use permanent markers to draw a face/buttons/nose onto the snowman. Use the hanger from the hat to hang on the tree or attach to a gift.

Yield: 1 ornament per wine cork

DIY Wine Cork Snowman Christmas Tree Ornaments

DIY Wine Cork Snowman Christmas Tree Ornaments

Make snowman Christmas tree ornaments using recycled natural wine corks, paint and fleece! These wine cork Christmas ornaments are easy to make and are perfect gifts.

Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Natural Wine Corks (not synthetic corks)
  • Screw Eyes 11/16″
  • High quality white acrylic paint such as Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint
  • Black and Orange Permanent Markers
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Small Pom Poms
  • Scrap Fleece Fabric
  • Baker’s Twine or Ribbon

Tools

  • Craft Glue
  • Diagonal Cutters (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue and Hot Glue Gun

Instructions

For All Ornaments:

  1. Paint each cork with 2 coats of white craft paint letting dry between each coat.


For Ear Muff Snowman:

  1. Place 1 screw eye into the top of the snowman by twisting it in.
  2. Measure a pipe cleaner by cutting it the same length of the cork with diagonal cutters or scissors. Wrap the pipe cleaner around the cork to create the curved shape.
  3. Use craft glue to affix the pipe cleaner to the cork. Then attach the pom poms to the front of the pipe cleaner.
  4. Use permanent markers to draw a face/buttons/nose onto the snowman. You can make each one unique! Add a piece of baker’s twine or ribbon for hanging.


For Scarf Snowman:

  1. Place 1 screw eye into the top of the snowman by twisting it in.
  2. Cut a piece of felt 6″ long by about 1/4″ wide. Tie the felt around the snowman and attach a small amount of craft glue to the back of the scarf to keep it on the snowman and a small amount under the scarf tail to keep it flat.
  3. Trim ends as desired. You can use scissors to snip the ends of the scarf to create fringe, too.
  4. Use permanent markers to draw a face/buttons/nose onto the snowman. Add a piece of baker’s twine or ribbon for hanging.

For Hat Snowman:

  1. Trim 2 pieces of fleece, 3.5″ x 2.5″ for the hat and 10″ x 1/4″ for the hat string.
  2. Wrap the fleece around the cork so it makes a hat shape. Attach with hot glue.
  3. Tie the long piece of fleece around the top of the fleece to make a hat. Knot the end to also make a hanging piece.
  4. Use permanent markers to draw a face/buttons/nose onto the snowman. Use the hanger from the hat to hang on the tree or attach to a gift.


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10 Comments
  • Jo
    November 12, 2019

    Adorable! We’re going to try with our group of older adults. We usually do some kind of craft or garden related activity with them every other month. This is going to be a fun one for December!

  • marty
    November 25, 2018

    why not synthetic corks?

    • Camille
      November 25, 2018

      All the corks we used were natural so we haven’t tested this on synthetic. We’re not sure if the screw eyes will actually screw in to the corks.

      • Jo Purches
        November 12, 2019

        I just twisted a screw eye into a synthetic cork and it worked perfectly! Also, have painted in the past to make mini birdhouses, and paint adheres beautifully.

  • Christine Maxwell
    December 8, 2017

    These are adorable, thank you!

  • Kim~madeinaday
    December 6, 2017

    What a cute Christmas Craft and I love ether little headphones! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
    Kim

  • Sara @ Magical Mama Blog
    December 4, 2017

    What a great idea! I have a Wine Wednesday group so we have lots of corks and we can exchange fun little things like this! Thank you for sharing!
    #sundayfeatures

    • Camille
      December 5, 2017

      Oh that’d be so fun for a wine group!

  • Those are so sweet! I have tons of corks, but it never would’ve occurred to me to turn them into snowmen, and it looks so easy, too! Thanks for the tutorial! 🙂 Lisa