Wine Cork Wreath
Dress up your door with a fancy wine cork wreath! Your artistic fourth grader can wow the neighbors with this unique art project that he'll be able to admire everyday.
What You Need:
- 50-100 wine corks (ask neighbors and friends to save them for you)
- Flat piece of cardboard
- Push pins
What You Do:
- Start by making a practice wreath. Place the corks in a circle. You can either put the corks end to end or side by side. Remember that the corks will roll around! You may need several hands to help keep them steady.
- Cut out a circular base for your wreath out of cardboard. The base needs to be large enough that the practice wreath's corks will fit on it, but not so big that pieces of the cardboard will be visible once all the corks are glued on. Make sure to cut out a circle in the middle of your cardboard base.
- Glue your corks to the base. You may have to hold the cork down in place for a few seconds to let the glue set.
- Get creative – place your corks in different patterns all around the base. Sometimes the less uniform the corks are, the more interesting they will appear. It doesn’t have to be two-dimensional either, have some corks stick out!
- Decorate your wreath with push pins. Push pins are a great way to add some unique color to the corks, but they also provide a fun way to attach little notes to family members. Use markers to decorate the corks with your favorite designs or quotes.
- Tie a ribbon around the top and hang it up on your front door!