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DIY – Cork Ornaments

You know that roll of cork you find at the craft section, next to the square pieces of cork, and wonder what can I do with that besides make a cork board? Here’s what you can do with that. Make some DIY Cork Ornaments.

Save the wine corks for your kids kindergarten teachers. For crafts, people, for crafts.

I know where your mind went.

How to make DIY Cork Ornaments


Take a flat sheet of craft cork, and roll it out. Use an Xacto knife and a cutting board, cut out some star shapes.

TIP – use your cookie cutters as stencils. Seriously. Best things ever for crafts.


Painted them, stencil them, initial them – whatever you’d like. Punch a hole in them using a mini screwdriver set.


For those you reading going, “Really Alex there is no way I am cutting out star shapes from cork”, how about some classic squares where you or your kids can decorate them whatever way you’d like?

I use my cookie cutters for everything other than baking. Which reminds me, I should at least try and get a Christmas recipe or some culinary creation on here as part of this.

Those went on the basement Christmas tree.

The star ornaments however went on these branches in the basement. Which despite it’s simple clean MCM style image reminded me of why I am not solely a home decor blogger.

Because what you don’t see behind this photo is a giant pile of toys. GIANT. Which I had to clear out of that area just to take this photo.

That credenza by the way, is my favourite thrift store find ever. $49. Not a typo. The jugs each cost me $6.99 also from thrift stores.

This needs more decorations. That’s coming shortly.

Until then I have a date with a pile of felt.

Aside from DIY Cork Ornaments that you can make with your roll or pieces of cork, may I suggest a Mouse Pad?

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  • Reply
    December 4, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Dear fellow Alex. I 100% Agree with you! Blogging is a full time job! I am lucky if I have one post up a week. I think you’re doing a fabulous job, I have been following each Christmas Creation – loving it.

    Keep up the inspiration! 🙂

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    December 4, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Most of my ornament making ventures have been major fails. I finally got something done yesterday and I swear it was a Christmas miracle. Later today I’m going to attempt clay ornaments.

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    204 Park
    December 4, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    These are a great idea – I’d also use them as gift tags! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 xo, D -PS, loving your blogging every day!!

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