If you have a few wine corks, make these cute Lucky Wine Cork Gnomes for St. Patrick’s Day.
These cute little gnomes make great gifts. I actually hang wine cork ornaments around wine bottles to give as gifts. The last ornaments I made were for Halloween and you can check those out here –> Ghost and Bat Cork Ornaments.
But back to Gnomes. Aren’t these little guys cute!
And they’re easy to make. So gather up a few wine corks and read on to learn how to make them. By the way, if you don’t have wine corks you can buy them. Check out the link at the bottom of this post.
- Wine corks
- Faux fur in orange or white
- Green scrap fabric or 2.5″ wide wire ribbon to make hats
- Ribbon or scrap fabric to wrap and decorate corks
- Shamrock buttons
- Beads for noses
- Twine to hang
- A sharp precision knife (X-Acto knife)
- Hot glue gun
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How to Make Lucky Wine Cork Gnomes
Start by hot gluing fabric or ribbon to cover your cork.
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Next, make the hat by cutting a square of fabric or a square of wide wire ribbon about 2.5″ to 3″. Then round as shown below.
You’ll also need to hot glue a loop of twine to later hang your gnome. Hot glue the twine ends along one of the straight sides.
Now hot glue the edges together to finish the hat.
Cut the faux fur beard. You only need a little scrap of the fur. Cut a triangle about an inch wide along the wrong side of your fabric making sure the faux fur is flowing downward to the center point.
Note: Do not use scissors to cut the beard because that will cut the fur along the edges which gives it a flowing beard look!
To finish I hand-sewed a shamrock button to the top of each hat but you could certainly hot glue them on.
Need more corks? Hop on over to Amazon for more: