I needed to come up with two wine themed ornaments for a holiday party we were attending. One for the hostess and one for the ornament exchange.
A quick Google search yielded the perfect idea. Wine cork snowflakes! And I had all the materials on hand. The original idea used satin ribbon, but I liked the look of the sheer ribbon much better.
I cut the corks in half and then painted tacky glue on the uncut ends and dipped them in iridescent glitter. Once they were dry, I hot glued them together. The ribbon going around the outside was cut to 21 inches. I used a dab of hot glue on the bottom to hold the ribbon in place while I tied it around the outside of the corks and knotted it at both the top of the corks and at the very end creating the hanger for the ornament. A second length of ribbon was tied in a bow over the first knot. The finishing touch was to hot glue the silver plastic snow flakes in place.
I was thrilled with how they came out! I made two more. One for me and one for my daughter. Once I locate more snowflake embellishments I plan to make more for gifts and craft shows.
The ornament I received in the exchange was a bunch of grapes also created from wine corks. I have another new idea! You can bet I’m now on the look out for purple glitter!