Wine-cork Angel Ornaments
Ornaments are some of the holiday season’s most popular gifts. They’re so popular, in fact, that entire parties are dedicated to exchanging ornaments. Here’s a method for making ornaments that repurposes leftover wine corks.
Tools and Supplies
Wine corks (use real cork, not synthetic) Wooden dowel caps Material for wings (we used burlap with decorative ribbon) Twine Permanent marker Hot glue gun Glue sticks
1 Draw a face on one of the dowel caps. We did sleeping angels, smiling angels and singing angels. For singing angels we used dowel caps with holes in them as the mouths.
2 Glue the angel head onto a cork. Be liberal with the glue, but not excessive. Place the head on and settle it in. There’s no need to try to hide the glue under the head because we’ll be covering it up with twine later. Allow the glue to dry.
3 Create the wings by scrunching a piece of burlap or ribbon in the middle and wrapping twine around several times. Leave slack in the twine on both ends so that you can tie it together above the wings to create a loop to hang the ornament.
4 Apply hot glue to the middle of the wings and paste them to the back of the cork. Hold the wings until the glue has set.
5 Using a shoestring knot, give the angel a bow tie. This will cover up the excess glue below the head, and it looks cute.
You’ve made melt-and-pour peppermint soap, wine charms and wine-cork angels. Put them all in stockings and gift baskets, and place them around your home for everyone to enjoy. Merry Christmas!