Create your own Cork Wreath – What you Need is what we are getting ready for today. I am going to show you what you need to prepare to create an awesome cork wreath. With a little time and patience, you will be ready to create an awesome creation that you can give as a gift or keep for yourself!
What you will need
LOTS OF CORKS! (It obviously depends on how big your wreath is. I have about 500 or even more but you would rather have more than less!)
Hot Glue Gun Helpers Kit
Protected work surface or a Hot Glue Gun Helpers Craft Mat
Wreath ( I used straw but DO NOT USE FOAM or it will more than likely MELT with the hot glue)
Hot Glue Gun
First, you will want to get your wreath out.
Unwrap your wreath. Mine came with plastic wrap around it. You will want to carefully take of this wrap making sure you don’t cut any of the wreath. Once you have take off the plastic, you will want to look over your wreath to ensure there aren’t any huge pieces of straw or areas where it may need a little clean up. Remember, you will be covering this wreath so not need to make it look perfect.
To Create your own Cork Wreath, you DO NOT want to cut the plastic/ clear string that looks like fishing line. If you do, the straw wreath will fall apart.
Once you have looked it over, you are ready to add your wire. Be sure you have plenty of wire just in case you will need more wire to hang it wherever it may end up.
Stick one end through the wreath making sure where it comes out will be a good place to use for it to be hung. If it isn’t, carefully remove it and redo it. You do not want it in an area where it won’t lay flat on the hanging surface or it will show unless you are using a decorative wire.
Once it has been poked through, wrap it in a circle so it stays out of the way when attaching the corks to your wreath. Don’t cut your wire until you give it or hang it. This allows the person hanging it to have plenty of options and length of wire.
There are two sides to your wreath. The matte and flat looking side would be the back.
The glossy rounded side is the front. You want the flat side for the back of the wreath so it lays flat where it is placed.
You are ready to Create your own Cork Wreath!
Stay tuned for our next video showing you how to put it all together!
We hope you enjoyed our video today and appreciate you going on A Creative Journey with Melissa!