How to Make Wine Cork Angels
Hello! I’m Megan and I blog over at Homemade Ginger where I post DIY projects, craft tutorials, home decor ideas and more! I’m all about creating lovely things without spending a lot of money.
Like most of the world, we got out the Christmas decorations this past weekend. The same thing happens every year. Somehow while the Christmas lights and ornaments are sitting in a box in storage, they break or stop working. Four strands of lights didn’t work this year! We kept having to go back to the store and get more, then we got the wrong lights and had to go back again, then we realized we needed one more strand and had to go back AGAIN! This process happens every year. We also discovered a few broken ornaments and somehow we lost our ornament hangers. Something mysterious happens in that Christmas storage box every year. I’m not sure we will ever know why these things worked perfectly when we packed them away but don’t when we unpack them the next time.
So if you are missing a few ornaments and need some new ones, make these little wine cork angels. They couldn’t be cuter and are so easy! Or maybe you just need an easy craft to do for girls’ night. Wouldn’t these be fun to make with friends while enjoying a glass of wine and a snowflake cookie?
Whether you save your wine corks or not, you can whip up these little guys in a jiffy. The craft store sells bags of corks just for projects like these! Add your own details to give these angels a little personality. They would be perfect hanging on the tree or added to the outside of a present. Who wouldn’t love one of these as a bonus on their Christmas gift?
Wine cork crafts are all over Pinterest and while this is my first cork craft endeavor, I was glad that I could pick up the corks at the store since I don’t have wine corks just lying around my home. While I kept mine neutral, you could definitely experiment with different colors and styles of ribbon!
How to Make Wine Cork Angels
The full printable craft is at the end of this post, but here’s what you will need:
Before adding details on the wooden balls, you will want to cover them with a coat of matte Mod Podge. This keeps the marker from bleeding and helps the blush adhere to the surface. Then, just brush on some blush with a small brush to create those rosy cheeks.
Using a fine tipped marker, add on those sweet little angel faces.
Hot glue the heads onto the wine corks.
Next, tie a piece of twine around the neck.
Add a twine loop to the back.
Make some bows and glue them to the back for angel wings.
Aren’t they the cutest?
I hope you try making some of these little guys!
These wine cork angels are so easy to make and would be the cutest addition to the outside of a gift or an easy craft for a group of friends to do. I hope you will make one or a few this holiday season!
If you’re looking for more easy and adorable homemade ornament ideas, check out our Pinecone Elves! These are so easy to make and look soooooooo cute!!
Wow, I love these little angels. I have a box of wine corks and now know what to do with them. Thank you soon much for the inspira
What size wooden balls?
Cute little angels! You have posted links connected to your supplies list (Thank you!) however the wooden balls link goes to Amazon for 1/2″ balls. I bought some and received them today. The standard cork is 3/4″ so these balls are too small. I’m wondering if you could confirm the ball size? Or maybe the corks you bought were smaller? (the supplies page above states 20mm which is 3/4″. ) Confirmation on the ball size you used would be appreciated! I plan to make these gorgeous little guys and want them to be as cute as yours!
I’m assuming you used 1″ diameter wooden balls. I got 3/4″ ones and they look slightly smaller on the corks.
Anyone ever figure out what size wooden balls work best for this?
I used 1″ round wooden drawer pulls and they worked great. Now if I can figure out how to keep the angels from leaning forward when hanging, I”ll be set.
What size is the head