DIY Wine Cork Pumpkin Tutorial

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What is fall and Halloween without seeing pumpkins everywhere you turn? I hope you’re not tired of them yet though, because I’ve got another pumpkin craft to adorn your home–a wine cork pumpkin!

This is so easy and really doesn’t require many materials… well except for all the wine you’ll have to drink… for the corks, of course! All in the name of crafting!

I happened to have all of the materials already on hand, which was quite exciting, because that usually NEVER happens! (And I suppose that should tell you how much I love wine!)

If you don’t have a stash of wine corks at home, you can ask friends and family to save them for you, or you can buy them here, but really, you know how I prefer to get my wine corks! Anyways, without further ado…

Materials Needed to Create DIY Wine Cork Pumpkin

Wine Cork Pumpkin Supplies

  • 25 Wine Corks
  • Orange & Brown Paint
  • Foam/Paint Brush
  • Knife
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Green Felt
  • Twine/Ribbon
  • Glue/Hot Glue Gun

Steps to Create DIY Wine Cork Pumpkin

1. Paint the ends of all but one of the wine corks orange. Cut about 1/3 off of the unpainted wine cork, and paint the top of it brown.

Wine Cork Pumpkin Cork Painting Collage

2. After the paint has dried, divide your corks into rows. You should have two rows of four corks, two rows of five corks, and one row of six corks. Glue each row together.

Wine Cork Pumpkin Corks Glued

3. Let the rows of corks dry, and then stack them up and glue them together. Glue the cork you painted brown to the top.

Wine Cork Pumpkin Glued

4. Cut leaves out of the green felt and use your marker to draw veins on them. If you lack the ability to draw (like I do), you can find leaf patterns online and trace them. Arrange the leaves on top of the wine cork pumpkin and glue them on.

Wine Cork Pumpkin Leaves Glued

5. Tie your ribbon or twine around the top and curl it around to look like pumpkin tendrils. Put a dab of glue on the back to keep it secured.

Wine Cork Pumpkin Twine Glued

Ta-da! Now sit back and enjoy your wonderfully handmade wine cork pumpkin, and maybe a glass of wine to celebrate your beautiful creation! Gotta replenish that wine cork stash, you know! Send me pictures of your creations and I will feature them! Happy crafting!

DIY Wine Cork Pumpkin



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40 thoughts on “DIY Wine Cork Pumpkin Tutorial

  1. What a cute idea!! I have so many wine corks that I’ve been saving, hoping to come up with some crafts for them… I might have to do this! If I do, I’ll link back to your post!

  2. Hi Celeste,

    Thanks for sharing this DELIGHTFUL DIY project with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

    I’m so happy to share that I’m featuring you at this week’s party – #200!

    Have an amazing week (and I connected with you on Pinterest as well!)

  3. What a great way to repurpose wine corks! Festive and easy to make–that’s my kind of craft, Celeste! . It’s such perfect timing for Thanksgiving!

    I’m glad you shared this with us on #SHINEbloghop this week. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  4. This is too darling! I don’t drink enough wine to make one of these but I know plenty of people who do, I’ll definitely be suggesting they make this next Fall :) Perfect idea for those who love to save the corks. Thanks for stopping by & sharing this at Welcome Home Wednesday!

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