I have been collecting wine corks for more years than I can remember. I accumulated so many that I started decorating with them. Bulletin boards, candle holders, place card holders – you name it. Wow…sounds like I drink a lot of wine doesn’t it? I am also fortunate that our favorite waitress Jennifer, from our favorite Italian restaurant, Pero’s gives me a bag of wine corks every time we go to dinner there…definitely spoiled.
I decided to go on Pinterest and find an easy craft project using wine corks and saw a couple of really cute wine cork birdhouses and decided to give it a whirl. From the examples that I saw, crafters built their houses with just the cork as their foundation and frame. I chose an easier route of buying a birdhouse frame and decorated it with the corks. I know it seems like cheating, but I know my limitations 🙂 (This post contains affiliate links)
Here’s what I used:
Sticks from my yard
I poured out my wine corks and laid out a basic pattern for each side. I glued the corks as I worked. First, I completed the sides.
Then, U worked on the front which was a bit problematic with the roof pitch and the bird hole. I was able to cut some corks and work them in. The back was slightly easier to fit the corks.
To finish off the front I used branches from my yard to add a perch and eaves.
Overall, I was pleased with the outcome and the birdhouse is very cute. Lets call it rustic log cabin look 🙂 I probably won’t be leaving it outside in the elements. It will be used inside as decoration. I will definitely make another birdhouse with this method.
How have you used your leftover wine corks?