This WINE CORK ANGEL ORNAMENT makes a cute homemade Christmas tree ornament, but it doubles as an extra little gift to give along with a bottle of wine at Christmas time. Easy and fun for kids and grown-ups to make.
Hopefully you have a few wine corks saved up because I have the most adorable wine cork craft for you to make with them.
I made these sweet little wine cork angel ornaments the other day because I’m giving a few bottles of wine as gifts for Christmas, and I wanted to make a homemade ornament to hang around the neck of each bottle.
Originally, I thought I’d make some of our sea shell angels or our yarn-wrapped stars for this purpose, but then it hit me: an ornament made from a wine cork would be perfect to give with a bottle of wine.
We’ve made a few angel crafts here in my daycare, but never one from a wine cork, so I had to put my thinking cap on for a minute to come up with the best way to make my angel. Good news…
It’s ridiculously easy!
Everyone I’ve shown these little cork angels to thinks they’re adorable. I can’t wait to give them as a little bonus prezzie along with the wine I’m giving this Christmas.
Let me show you how I made them.
How to Make a Wine Cork Angel Ornament
- wine cork (real or synthetic) – You can get them here with my affiliate link.
- wide ribbon
- twist tie
- pipe cleaner
- glue gun
- metallic thread
- serrated knife (e.g. steak knife or wine knife)
To make your wine cork angel:
For the head of the angel, I simply sawed off the top of the cork (about 3/8 inch), and used that as the angel’s head. If you’re eyeballing this measurement, it’s somewhere between a 1/4″ and 1/2″.
Then I used a glue gun to attach this little cork “head” to the cut end of the cork.
To make the angel’s wings, I cut a 6 (or so) inch length of wide silver ribbonI cinched the ribbon in the middle, and secured it with a twist tie.
Then I snipped a “V” into each end of the ribbon to A) prevent the ribbon from fraying, and B) to shorten the angel’s wings a bit.
To secure the wings to my cork angel, I ran a bead of hot glue down the back of the cork, and pressed the twist tie into it.
Next, I fashioned a halo out of a gold pipe cleaner.
To get the diameter of your halo right, you can form it around the bottom of one of your corks. Squeeze a drop of hot glue on each side of your angel’s head, and press the pipe cleaner halo into place.
Finish by tying a piece of metallic thread around the pipe cleaner on the back side of your cork angel’s head.
Here are my wine cork angels hanging on our Christmas tree.
Aren’t they sweet?
The perfect little accessory for a bottle of wine that you’re giving as a gift.
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.