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.
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
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
Small Pom Poms
Scrap Fleece Fabric
Diagonal Cutters (optional)
Hot Glue and Hot Glue Gun
Baker's Twine or Ribbon
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. Cut a piece of felt 6″ long by about 1/4″ wide.
Tie 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, 3.5″ x 2.5″ for the hat and 10″ x 1/4″ for the hat string. This piece of fleece 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.
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