How to Make a Wine Cork Pumpkin

How to Make a Wine Cork Pumpkin: All you need is a little paint, hot glue, felt and a piece of twine to recycle some old wine corks into a cute fall table decoration that will last for years.

Wondering what to do with all those spare corks you have hanging around? Why not make a pumpkin to celebrate fall? You only need about 30 minutes and a few supplies and the result is an adorable table decoration you can enjoy year after year.

What You'll Need To Make A Wine Cork Pumpkin

  • Materials:
  • 25 recycled wine corks
  • Orange acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Hot glue gun
  • Craft knife
  • Green felt
  • Scissors
  • Jute twine

Dilute the paint with a bit of water and paint both ends of all but one cork. Allow to dry.

Arrange the corks in rows (4 on the bottom, then 5, then 6, then 5 and 4 on the top row) and hot glue them together. For best results, try to match up the corks so they're the same length in each row.

Take the one remaining cork and cut off part of it with the craft knife. Hot glue it on top as the stem.

Cut leaf shapes from the green felt and hot glue them on around the "stem."

Tie a short length of twine around the stem to resemble the vine.

Finished project measures approximately 5"H x 5"W x 1-3/4"D

Pumpkin-Making Supplies

Here are some of the supplies you need to make this project. We highly recommend the cordless hot glue gun. It's inexpensive and the detachable cord makes it really easy to work with.

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comments & replies

I love this idea! It's great anywhere in the house. I am posting it in my DIY Thanksgiving ideas roundup post.

This works better with white wine corks, if not the real red wine corks and the synthetic red wine corks last.

I just tried making this pumpkin and my corks would not stay glued together :(. Boo! I think using a different type of glue would work though. I'll try again soon :)

Hi Dawn,
So sorry you had trouble. We've made a few of these pumpkins using hot glue and haven't had a problem, but when it comes to glueing things in general, I think results can vary. I hope you have better luck with a different type.

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