This wine cork candle ornament is so easy and fun to make. With basic crafting materials, you can use these ornaments for multiple purposes. It's fast and easy to make, plus works great as both a decor item and an ornament for your tree. Grab your supplies and start crafting today!
Wine Cork Candle Ornament
This easy idea can be ready in just a few minutes' time. In fact, you could probably have this ready in just 10 minutes or less. It's perfect for people who are looking for something to do on a snowy day or as a last-minute gift idea for kids to make. All you need is some wine corks, glue, pipe cleaners, and string!
The best part about this craft is that it doesn't require any fancy skills or tools. With a craft this easy, you might make a dozen of them. If you like this idea, you might also want to check out this wine cork snowman ornament. It's super fast and easy to make too. Plus, you might also like this little craft stick peppermint candy ornament for another super fast and easy idea!
What Can I use for the Candle Flame?
I think the easiest thing to use for the candle flame is a yellow chenille stem or pipe cleaner. It is yellow to match the color of the flame and it is easy to work with. If you want texture and some depth to the flame, you can take a yellow and orange pipe cleaner and twist them together. You will need to trim the sticks before attaching them to the top of the candle.
You can also use things like paper, felt, or crafting foam to make the flame. Anything that can be cut into the shape of the flame and then attached to the top of the wine cork candle will work. Just use your imagination and what you already have on hand in your crafting stash to make it come to life.
How Should I Hang This?
The easiest way to hang this wine cork candle is to add ribbon to it. I would add the ribbon to the back of the candle if you want to turn this into an ornament or other hanging Christmas decoration.
Other options include fishing line, twine, raffia, or yarn. You can glue them to the cork itself, stick it down into the top behind the flame, or even wrap around the cork and tie then hang from the tree.
Fun Variations of the Wine Cork Candle?
There are so many ways to make variations to these candles. You can make a candelabra by making a lot of candles in different sizes. Make some of them taller by gluing corks together. Make some smaller by trimming them down or cutting them in half.
You can also customize the candles by using different ribbons or painting the wine corks. You can add more to the base of these candles like more evergreen materials or holly and berries.
As always, this is just a guide for the basics, and how you customize the ornament is up to you and your own preferences for decorating for the holidays.
Where Can I Find Wine Corks if I Don’t Drink Wine?
Making this wine cork candle is a great way to use those wine corks that you might have laying around. But what if you don't drink wine? There are lots of places to get wine corks so that they do not end up in a landfill.
If you are looking for free wine corks, because free is always better, first I would ask friends and family. See if anyone will save them for you. Next, I would check with your local bar. Sometimes they save them, or at least will if you ask them, and they will usually give them away for free. Another idea is to check at your local liquor store. Many of them will have leftovers they don't need from the bottling season.
You can also buy wine corks. Big box stores and crafting stores will often have them for sale. I have even seen them for sale in dollar stores in the crafting area. You can also shop online at Walmart or Amazon to find wine corks if you don't drink wine.
- Wine cork
- Cork sheet
- Fake greenery/garland
- Yellow pipe cleaner
- Red ribbon
- Craft knife
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
How to Make a Wine Cork Candle Ornament
Cut a circle of cork sheet slightly large than the width of a cork.
Cut a small piece of the garland and glue onto one side of the cork sheet circle, then trim the edges.
Glue the cork on top of the greenery on the cork sheet.
Cut and twist a pipe cleaner into a small flame shape.
Stick or glue the pipe cleaner flame to the top of the cork.
Tie a bow from a red ribbon and glue it to the front bottom of the cork candle.
You can add other decorations or holiday greenery if wanted around the base of the cork candle.
Display on your mantle or add a tie to hang on the tree!
More Christmas Craft Ideas
When it is time for crafting this year for the holidays, get excited about all of the ideas we have for you. This little wine cork project is just one of many ideas that I am happy to share with you. Below are some more easy ideas that are budget-friendly and ideal for making to add to your holiday decor this year. Make sure to bookmark the tutorials, print them out, or pin them to a holiday Christmas board on Pinterest!
- Rustic Miniature Rudolph Wreath Ornament
- Adorable Paper Christmas Tree Ornament
- Craft Stick Snowman Photo Ornament
- Rustic Yarn Star Christmas Ornament
- Cute Felt Ice Skate Christmas Ornament
- Cut a circle of cork sheet slightly large than the width of a cork.
- Cut a small piece of the garland and glue onto one side of the cork sheet circle, then trim the edges.
- Glue the cork on top of the greenery on the cork sheet.
- Cut and twist a pipe cleaner into a small flame shape.
- Stick or glue the pipe cleaner flame to the top of the cork.
- Tie a bow from a red ribbon and glue it to the front bottom of the cork candle.
- You can add other decorations or holiday greenery if wanted around the base of the cork candle.
- Display on your mantle or add a tie to hang on the tree!
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Finished Project Gallery
Make dozens of these to "light" the mantle safely this holiday season!
You can even hang them from the window with lights behind them so they really twinkle!