Over the year, we save our wine corks, some we mark with a date if we were celebrating a special occasion, others we toss into a cork container. I dumped them all out recently to sort through them and chose several of them to use for wine cork angel ornaments. They are easy to make and turned out really cute!
Wood Head with face and hole
Start by cutting a small strip of ribbon and folding both ends to the center. Hot glue to hold.
Glue the ribbon to the back of the cork. Add two strips of ribbon at angles down the back and loop them over to the center.
I used a couple of different types of ribbon for the angels. I glued the ribbon in place, but it needed a finished look. I added a decorative thumb tack to the center.
The head is glued to the top of the cork.
I liked that these heads had a hole in the top. That made it much easier to add twine for hanging. I added hot glue to the hole and using a wooden dowel, I poked the twine into the hole.
I used chenille stems, gold rope, and pearl beads for the halos. They are all carefully glued in place. I used jewelry tweezers to place them to avoid finger burns. I didn’t like how the head was sitting on the cork, so I added a bit of twine around each one just below the head.
These only took a few minutes to make and I had everything that I used to make them on hand.
I love finding fun ways to use items like this and making ornaments that cost zero new dollars is always a win.
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Wine Cork Angel Ornaments