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Wine Cork Pumpkins

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Autumn colors, cooler temps, and cozy evenings are made for fun DIY projects like this one.

Here's a step-by-step guide to crafting Wine Cork Pumpkins - lovely seasonal décor, perfect for adorning your home or gifting to friends and family.

Materials Needed:

  • 28 wine corks for each pumpkin
  • Orange paint (acrylic works wonders!)
  • Paintbrush (optional)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Twine or fabric for the finishing touch


  • Your pumpkin will follow a 5, 6, 7, 6, and 5 cork pattern, which forms a beautifully symmetrical, circular shape.


  1. Begin by arranging your corks according to the pattern. This gives you a visual guide, ensuring seamless crafting.
  2. Dip the cork directly into the orange paint or use a paintbrush to lightly coat each cork. For an authentic, rustic feel, aim for something other than perfection. Let the unique characteristics of each cork shine through.
  3. Once the corks are dry, use a strong adhesive, such as hot glue, to stick them together - remember to follow the pattern. Press firmly and allow to dry completely.
  4. For the stem, cut a short length of twine or fabric and glue it to the top center cork. You can even twirl or knot it for added detail.

Whether placed on a mantle, a windowsill, or at the center of a festive table, this DIY creation captures the heart of the season. Remember, each pumpkin tells its unique story — from the wines enjoyed to the hands that crafted it. Happy crafting!

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