When the weather gets cold, it’s time to stay inside and enjoy a nice glass of wine by the fire. After a few glasses, a girl might get crafty, right? So save those corks because today I’m showing you how to make the cutest little wine cork snowman this side of the North Pole.
No need to spend hours searching Pinterest for wine cork crafts, this wine cork project is exactly what you need to make an easy winter craft.
Why I Love This Wine Cork Snowman
First, Christmas wine cork crafts are good for the environment, I think we can all agree on that.
But the adorable farmhouse style of this snowman project is a fun addition to any holiday décor you already have in your home.
You can customize the colors and style with a different fabric or texture for the scarf making it super versatile.
Not only that, but I love a decoration that can work from Thanksgiving until the end of January. It’s always so sad to clean up after Christmas and have the house look naked. But this little guy will cheer you and your winter home décor up!
Ways to Use Your Cork Snowman
This guy is so perfect for just about anywhere in the house. Display him on your table with a burlap runner and a few pinecones for a farmhouse inspired rustic look.
He’d look adorable hanging out on the mantle with the stockings and a few sprigs of holly. And because he’s a cork craft, you don’t have to worry about him melting by the fire.
Since this is such an easy DIY project, it’s the perfect wine cork craft for kids. Make it a DIY snowman ornament by using less corks to form the snowman head and body, attaching a string or ribbon and kids will have a cute little cork snowman ornament for the tree.
How to Make a Wine Cork Snowman
Now that you have emptied your wine bottles and planned the perfect place to show off your snowman, let’s get started! Most of these items are easy to find at the Dollar Store, Amazon, or in your crafting supplies.
Surely I’m not the only one with a stash?
- Recycled Wine Corks
- White Acrylic Craft Paint
- Orange Craft Foam
- Gingham Ribbon – you can use black and white gingham ribbon like I did or red gingham ribbon for a holiday look. Don’t be afraid to get crazy and use a buffalo plaid if that works better for your Christmas decorations.
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Craft Scissors
- Paintbrush – I like to use foam brushes, especially when kids are involved. If they get messed up or the paint dries on them no big deal, they were 5 for $1.
To begin making your wine cork snowman, gather all of your supplies.
To make the snowman head, attach two corks together. Do the same with three corks and make another set of two corks using the glue gun.
Stack and secure two corks on the bottom, then three corks for middle row, and finally two corks on the top with a glue gun.
I like to lay the rows down on a flat surface while the glue is still warm and align the corks with my hand so they are evenly lined up.
If you’re using liquid craft glue hold the corks together with a rubber band during the drying process and let the snowman head dry completely.
For the snowman body, make two sets of three corks then four corks. You’ll need one set of five corks for the middle.
Glue the corks together in rows.
Stack and secure three corks on the bottom, four corks on the second row, five corks on the third row, four corks on the fourth row, and three corks on the top row.
Apply white acrylic paint to each each cork end using a paintbrush or foam brush. Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary. You can leave the sides of the corks natural or paint them white.
If you’re feeling creative and want a rustic look, use a tiny bit of black paint on a foam brush and tap it gently around the edges of the white paint in a few spots.
Attach the snowman head to the body using a glue gun and glue sticks. Cut a long, skinny triangle from orange craft foam and glue it to the center of the snowman head to make a snowman nose.
TIP: Orange felt or cardstock would also work for this project. Use what you have on hand.
To create the scarf, tie a piece of black and white gingham ribbon around the snowman’s neck and attach with a dot or two of glue in the back and on the sides to secure it in place.
And there you have it–one cute wine cork snowman, ready to spread holiday cheer!
I hope you enjoyed making this quick and easy Christmas decoration with me. It would make a great gift for family, friends, co-workers, or even the kids’ teachers.
Your family and friends will never know how simple this trendy recycled wine cork snowman was to create!