Have the kids repurpose your wine corks into adorable reindeer ornaments with this easy Christmas craft. Hang your ornament on the Christmas tree or include it when giving a bottle of wine as a hostess gift this season.
I have another quick and easy wine cork craft to share with you today.
I made wine cork angels the other day to give along with the wine I’m giving as gifts this Christmas. You just hook the wine cork ornament over the neck of a bottle of wine, and ta-da, a wine gift with a little homemade ornament for the recipient.
Because I have an abundance of wine corks at the moment, I got to thinking I could create a few more wine cork ornaments so I’d have a variety to choose from when giving a bottle of wine.
We’ve made a few reindeer ornaments in the past couple of weeks, so a wine cork reindeer was the first thing I thought of. It was super-easy to make, and turned out really cute. I didn’t bother with step-by-step photos because it’s such a simple craft. I’ll just tell you how to make them.
I will break it down into steps though because kids often visit my blog and make our crafts, and they like to see the supplies and steps all laid out for them.
How to Make our Wine Cork Reindeer Ornament
- wine cork
- beige or brown pipe cleaner
- googly eyes
- red pom pom
- hanging thread/cord
- glue gun
Making your wine cork reindeer:
We’ve used a red pom pom so our wine cork reindeer will look like Rudolph. Regular reindeer are totally acceptable, so if you only have brown or black pom poms, use one of those for your reindeer’s nose.
Glue the pom pom to the bottom-front of your wine cork and glue the googly eyes slightly above the pom pom.
Next, glue the middle of the pipe cleaner just above your reindeer’s eyes.
Twirl each end of the pipe cleaner around your finger to form the reindeer’s antlers.
Cut a piece of metallic thread or cord and glue each end to either side of the top of the wine cork.
Hang your wine cork reindeer on your Christmas tree, or drape around the neck of a bottle of wine.
Just for fun, here’s a little peek at the wine cork snowmen ornaments I made after making my reindeer corks.
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.