Wine Cork Christmas Tree

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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