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How to make your own wine cork Christmas decoration

By Sarah Groves, also posted in News on

Cathy and her cork decorationCathy Rumsey from our Holt Cellar & Kitchen store has made some brilliant cork decorations. If you’ve been collecting corks from wine bottles all year and are not sure what to do with them, how about having a go at making your own? Cathy explains: This DIY project is very easy and only requires a few supplies, most which can be found at your local craft store. I used my year's supply of saved corks and quite a few from my colleagues, it’s surprising easy to collect them - you could also ask your friendly local wine store if they could spare any! You will need:
  • Polystyrene ball
  • Wine corks - lots of them... depending on the size of polystyrene ball.
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
Glue the corks along the circumference of the ball to begin with1. Apply the glue to one (flat) side of a cork and place it on the ball pressing firmly and holding for a few seconds 2. Glue a line of corks around the circumference of the ball 3. Working from this line around the middle, begin to glue corks to one half of the sphere, working inwards Filling the second half of the ball with corks4. Turn your ball over and then fill in the other half 5. If you would like to hang your cork ball, attach a loop of wire with a blob of glue. When the glue is dry your cork ball is ready to display. Finished cork decorationWe like to leave ours ‘natural’ but you may wish to spray your decoration silver or gold, and if you’re feeling really creative, you could try weaving some battery-powered LED lights through it. Step-by-step photos can be found on Flickr and in the slideshow below. Good luck and a very Happy Christmas from the Adnams team at Holt.    


Sarah Groves