Wine Lovers Pumpkin

September 17, 2017

 

 

Hey, y'all!  It's no secret, I'm a huge wine lover.  My mom made this super cute cork holder for me a couple of years ago.  Isn't it totally adorable?  This weekend I decided to put these corks to good use and turn them into another one of my favorite things...a pumpkin!

 

 I began by pulling out 25 corks. I bet you can't tell what our favorite local winery is... can you?

  Next, I poured myself a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon and arranged the corks into two groups of 4, two groups of 5, and one group of 6. 

 I wanted the stained side of the cork to be facing outward to give the pumpkin a little variation in colors.  

 I used a hot glue gun to begin assembling the pumpkin.  The glued 4 corks together to form the base.  As you can see in the picture below, I flipped the base upside down to add extra glue to the bottom.  

 From here, I simply glued the corks in staggered rows on top of one another.  I love, love, love the look of the color variations.  It meshes well with my burlap and neutral colored pumpkins I have out this year.  Of course, if you like a more traditional look, you could always paint your corks orange.  

 I know what you're thinking... that's only 24 corks!  I found this itty bitty short, squatty cork in my collection so I decided to use it as a stem.  

 I added a little jute ribbon to mimic a vine and adhered the cork stem to the top.  

 Ignore the bad lighting, but here you can see the cork pumpkin in it's new home- right above my little wine bar.

 

 Be sure to give me a like on Facebook or follow me on Twitter for more simple DIY projects like this one!  See y'all next time!  Cheers!

 

 

 

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