My round up of some of the best wine and cork crafts was one of my more popular posts on this blog, so I thought I’d add another wine craft to the mix. These DIY earrings are so adorably cute and easy to make.
- 2 earring hooks
- 2 head pins
- Bead of choice (large ones like the photo above or 3-4 small ones to stack)
- 1 wine cork (might be good to have 2-3 in case you have trouble cutting them)
- A large knife – to cut the cork
- Round nose pliers
- 1 thin nail
- Prepare. I’ve read all sorts of things about cutting wine corks. Some places say you should soak them or boil them before cutting, to make the process easier. That’s what I did, and it seemed to work pretty well. Test some things out and figure out what’s best for you, your knives, and your corks. They all respond differently.
- Slice. Next step, slice the cork! Give it about 1/4-1/2 an inch and slowly saw the cork with a large knife (non-serrated) until you slice through. It took me a few corks to get the process down, but once you have it, you’re golden.
- Make a hole. By slowly twisting the nail in your cork through the cork, lengthwise on the skinny side (not through the circle part).
- Thread. Thread the head pin through the hole you just made. Add the bead, twist the pin with the pliers to create a hook. Attach the earring hook to the head pin.
Done! It might sound more complicated than it is after writing all that down, but really it’s easy and happens within 15 minutes!