Here’s a cute way to bling up your door for the holidays and make use of all of those wine corks collecting dust on your counter. Many of the corks I used were given to me by a winery we once belonged to so I decided to paint them instead of using them as is. Plaid’s new FolkArt Dragonfly Glaze adds a seasonal glimmer and an inexpensive set of LED lights brought the whole project together!
- Plaid Enterprises
- Wine Corks
- Stars 24 ct. LED String Lights
- Small Green Tree Ornaments
- Green Extruded Foam Floral Wreath
- Beacon Power-Tac Adhesive
- Paper Clips
- Styrofoam Base
First I empaled each cork with a straightened paper clip. Then I painted each cork with the white acrylic paint and stuck them to the styrofoam base to let them dry. Once dry, I painted each cork with the Dragonfly Glaze and re-stuck them to the styrofoam base to dry.
You can see how the Dragonfly Glaze gives the corks a shimmering appearance that changes as you move around them.
After preparing the corks, I used Power-Tac to randomly attach some of the corks to my floral wreath leaving space between them.
I wrapped my LED lights around the wreath between the corks and turned them on so I could see if they were placed to my liking.
I then glued more corks to fill in some of the gaps.
To create the berry clusters, I steamed corks in a veggie steamer for three minutes and then immediately cut them in quarters. I glued three of each together and painted them with the Cardinal Red acrylic paint.
Once dry, I hot glued the clusters along with small green ornaments, to the wreath.
I used a piece of red ribbon to hang my wreath on my front door, but you can use whatever works for you.