Well it’s no secret that I love me some wine!  And of course, as any crafter does, I save all my corks because there is always something to do with them, right?  Today I am sharing this really easy and fun wine cork pumpkin project!  Great use of those wine corks and a super cute Fall decoration!

Cork Pumpkin Project at thatswhatchesaid.com

I’m a big fan of using things around my house to create a decor item!  One of my most favorite projects is still this Chrysanthemum Clock made from plastic spoons or this Sunburst Mirror made from a candle holder!  I love people’s reactions when they realize I made it and what I used!  Today let’s pour ourselves a glass of wine and get to crafting!  {wink}

Supplies Needed:

  • 34 Corks
  • Orange Paint
  • Green Scrapbooking Paper
  • Green Washi Tape
  • Thin Craft Wire
  • Raffia
  • Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
  • Newspaper
  • Paper Plate
  • Scissors

Pumpkin 1

I started out by spreading out a sheet of newspaper, then I used a bit of orange paint and dabbed one end of the cork into to the paint.  If it’s on too thick, simply daub the cork down a few times to remove the excess.  Repeat this for all corks.

Pumpkin 2Pumpkin 3
Lay all the corks out on the newspaper to dry.

Pumpkin 4

While those are drying, I cut a few leaves from some scrapbooking paper/green cardstock.

Pumpkin 5

Once the corks are dry, start assembling with your hot glue.  Start out with a row of 5 corks, next row is 6 corks, next row is 7 corks, then top with 6 cork layer, and then a 5 cork layer and finish with a 4 cork layer.  Then I added another cork as the stem.  You can also make a cute curly-Q with some washi tape and wire!  You can find out how I made that stem here.

Pumpkin 6

Next I bent the paper leaves slightly to give them some dimension and glued them into place.

Pumpkin 7

Pumpkin 9

I thought it needed something else to finish it so I added a raffia bow by simply tying a string or two of raffia in a bow!

Pumpkin 8

Cork Pumpkin

There you have it!  A super cute little pumpkin to adorn your mantel or table top!  If you like this pumpkin project I welcome you to hop over and see how easy it is to make these cute Clay Pot Pumpkins!

Clay Pot Pumpkins at thatswhatchesaid.com

If you love pumpkin everything like I do then be sure to grab this Pumpkin Tiramisu Recipe

Pumpkin Tiramisu Recipe at thatswhatchesaid.com

or perhaps this all-time favorite Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake Recipe or 3-Ingredient Pumpkin Dip.  Both recipes scream fall!

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake  3 Ingredient Pumpkin Dip at thatswhatchesaid.com

I also love some cork projects!  This Turkey Place Card Holder was featured in All You Magazine last year!


I also love this cute cork reindeer ornament!


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