Monday, November 2, 2009

FA LA LA LA . . . Huh? What? Already?

Wine Cork Ornaments




MATERIALS:

Wine corks

Thin ribbon

Tassels

Decorative beads (with large holes)

Long darning needle

Scissors

Drill

Glue


INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Carefully drill a hole through the center of the cork lengthwise using a small bit drill.
2. Slide one or more decorative beads over the loop of the tassel.
3. Cut approximately 1 foot of ribbon and slip one end into the tassel loop (above the beads) then bring ends of ribbon together.
4. Thread the ribbon (now attached to the tassel) through the darning needle and bring up through the center of the cork then pull till the beads and tassel are in contact with the cork.
5. Slip one or more decorative beads over the ribbon then knot the ribbon several inches up leaving a loop to hang from Christmas tree branch.
6. Cut excess ribbon above the knot and use Fray Check (available at Joann.com) to prevent ribbon from fraying. You may also carefully use a lighter or match to slightly singe the ends of the ribbon to prevent fraying.
7. Glue the beads to the top and bottom of the cork to ensure they remain centered and in place.

NOTE: This craft also makes a lovely decoration to hang on the neck of a bottle of wine. Follow the instructions as above, except use 2 feet of ribbon so the ornament will hang nicely on the bottle of wine.


I came across this idea quite some time ago. I wish I could take credit for it, but I can't. If you know where this idea came from, please let me know. I'd love to give credit to the person who came up with this fabulous idea!

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