It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’re obsessed with all things holiday, especially homemade Christmas decorations that are quick and fun to make. These DIY wine cork reindeer add the perfect amount of festive to your home – plus, they’re just ridiculously cute.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to turn a few wine corks and twigs into a red-nosed reindeer that is beyond adorable. This project is perfect for DIYers of all ages and skillsets, so it’s a great weekend project to do with your family and friends. Check out our tutorial below to see how you can make your own!
How to Make DIY Wine Cork Reindeer
What you’ll need:
- Wine corks
- Small twigs (some with forks)
- Artificial berries
- Small craft bells
- Hot glue gun
- X-Acto Knife
Step 1: Gather your materials.
You’ll need two wine corks: one for the head and one for the body. You’ll also need a few small twigs for the legs and antlers, artificial berries, and small craft bells.
Step 2: Mark and cut holes in the corks.
Punch four leg holes at a slight outward angle in the bottom of one cork for the twig legs. Use an X-Acto knife to cut holes about 1/4″ deep.
Step 3: Cut your tiny twigs.
Cut four twigs for the legs, about 2″ long, using a wire cutter or scissors.
Step 4: Glue the twigs to the cork.
Put a bit of hot glue in the hole or on the twigs and insert the twigs into the holes. You can press the sticks in with gentle pressure against your work surface or use a pair of pliers. Stand the body up and trim the legs if needed to make it balanced.
Step 5: Add a nose and a bell.
An artificial berry makes the perfect Rudolph nose! Use a dab of hot glue to attach it, then add a bell around the reindeer’s neck.
Step 6: Give the reindeer some friends!
Make a few more reindeer with your remaining corks, twigs, and berries. Set these little cuties out for an adorable Christmas decoration, or add a string and hook to make a fun homemade ornament!
Check out the full tutorial in the video below:
Do you have any homemade Christmas decoration ideas of your own? We’d love to hear about them! Leave a comment and let us know!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on July 13, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.