Here's an easy thing to do with all those extra wine corks... make your own original wine cork Christmas Tree

1. Start with your wine corks and paint the tops of them.  I just poured my metallic based gold paint in a small paper plate and dipped the tops of each cork in the paint.  (Note: I did this with just gold paint, but it would be cute to do the bulk in an evergreen green and a few of the corks in an assortment of colors to look like colored balls)

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2. I then covered a canvas with a pistachio green paint- you can do it on a blank canvas; I painted over a painting mess!

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3. I let the pistachio green color dry and then dipped a larger brush in red and green paints.  I let the brush drizzle the paint onto the canvas.

Let this coat dry.

4.  I then arranged my corks into a tree formation and started hot gluing the corks to the canvas starting at the top.  *Do arrange them before you glue; it leaves little room for error with your tree... its a pain to have to paint more corks*

5. I then wrote Merry Christmas in a script-y font.  I practiced how I would write it out before painting on the canvas.

Check out the final painting and side view: I love the irregularity!


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