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Christmas and wine - what could go wrong? Enjoy your favorite drink throughout the year and create cork crafts for Christmas! Place Christmas Cork Tree on your mantel and add a paper clip on top to turn it into a fun photo holder!

Christmas Cork Tree


  • Approximately 35 wine corks
  • Green Styrofoam Cone (2-7/8 in. X 5-7/8 in.)
  • Ribbon
  • Embellishments
  • Paper clip
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks


  1. Group your wine corks by height. For a consistent look, wine corks of equal size will be used per row. Plug-in (warm-up) your hot glue gun.
  2. The project in the video has 4 rows of wine corks. The number of corks per row are as follows. Row 1 is the bottom row and Row 4 is the top of the tree.  Row 1: 12 corks, Row 2: 9 corks, Row 3: 7 corks, Row 4: 6 corks.
  3. Using your hot glue gun, attach the wine corks lengthwise forming the bottom row of corks around the widest part of the cone. I used 12 corks for the bottom row of the tree.
  4. Repeat attaching wine corks lengthwise for the 2nd row of the tree, immediately above the first row of corks. I used 9 corks for this row.
  5. Repeat for the 3rd and 4th rows of the cork tree. I used 7 corks for the 3rd row and 6 corks for the 4th row (top row).
  6. Decorate the tree. I used narrow red ribbon as garland and sparkle embellishments for lights.
  7. Taking your paperclip, bend the outermost wire straight to form a stake for your picture card holder. Insert paperclip wire into the top of the tree and finish with your favorite picture, card, or placecard.
  8. Optional: Instead of using a paperclip, use an alligator clip as your tree topper/picture card holder. OR If you have a lot more wine corks, consider a taller / larger cone for a stunning and unique centerpiece for your Christmas dinner table.


How to Make a Christmas Cork Tree: 



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