How to make a Cork Wreath – DIY Fall Decorations

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How to make a Cork Wreath – DIY Fall Decorations | Just amazing. Tammy Henderson has found yet another way to amaze me. How is it possible for someone to be able to just whip up a classic wreath, that is stunning, creative & versatile, economical, befitting to almost any kind of décor, and .. is easily recycle-able afterwards into another amazing wreath? I mean…. when did YOU last think of a Fall cork wreath? Exactly!!!!!! That’s what I mean. So, for all of us: here’s a wonderful DIY Fall Wreath with Cork Ribbons & Ornaments. Easy peasy and ‘last minute’-fast, with the instructions of home decorating expert, Tammy Henderson.

DIY Fall Decorations: Cork Wreath

DIY Fall Decorations: Hydrangea and Cork Wreath

Hi Everyone, Tammy here from One More Time Events. I am happy to be back to share another quick and easy last minute project& with you all. When I asked Rose what she would like me to contribute this month she said she would like to see a Fall wreath… Although, I have been busy making DIY vintage glass Finials as Christmas ornaments, and other decorating Christmas here and there… I did have to switch gears a bit, but that was OK by me!  (

What Rose wants…Rose Gets!!!

So, a DIY Fall wreath it is!!!

With Thanksgiving only a few days away it’s still not to late to create this Fall wreath to welcome your guests. Or, if you are not hosting Thanksgiving this year, how about giving one as a hostess gift? Seriously, once I gathered my supplies it took me less than 15 minutes to complete this wreath.

DIY Fall Cork Wreath with Hydrangeas

Supplies needed

  • Grapevine wreath
  • Hydrangeas… I used some from my yard, but you could use silks
  • Round cork pieces
  • Cork ribbon
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors.
DIY Fall Decorations: Hydrangea and Cork Wreath supplies

First you will want to find placement around your grapevine wreath  for your first layer of round corks and hot glue in place.

DIY Fall Decorations: Hydrangea and Cork Wreath

Next you will place two more round cork pieces on each side the the first round cork piece and hot glue in place

DIY Fall Decorations: Cork Wreath - cork placements

Make a ribbon with your faux cork ribbon and hot glue it to your grapevine wreath.

DIY Fall Decorations: Cork Wreath - cork bow

For your last layer of round corks cover them with some of your cork ribbon.

Many of you may already know this: if you do, you will agree this is the easiest way to cutting a perfect round circle: when you are attaching it to a round piece. Those of you that don’t know, here is a little tip for you.

No tracing and then cutting it out!!!! Glue your round cork piece onto the opposite side of your ribbon, flip it over using your cork as a cutting guide, cut along and around your cork piece. Done perfect fit and so much easier… Don’t you agree?

DIY Fall Decorations: Cork Wreath: cork cutting technique

Once you are done covering your pieces, place and hot glue them in between the two round corks. Now that all your cork pieces and ribbon is done, add your hydrangeas and glue in to place.

DIY Fall Decorations: Cork Wreath: hydrangea

And you are done…that quick and that easy.

Another idea for this cork wreath, this wreath could be easily changed up. After you are done with it, why not recycle it???

This could make a nice Christmas teacher gift. The Teacher could actually use it to pin notes on (since the round circles are cork) or maybe pin pictures of their class, by replacing the hydrangeas with another type of flower… I think sunflowers would be nice. What do you think?

Thank you, Rose, for having me and I can’t wait till next month to share some more fun ideas.

Till Next Post…
Xo, Tammy One More Time Events


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Tammy shares a weekly post with us that’s filled with her helpful home decorating tips, beautiful crafts (with recyclables), and simple DIY projects that are enchanting. This article is part of her series of DIY VIGNETTES and how-to’s create great seasonal home decorations on a small budget. Here are some of her other fantastic DIY HOME DECOR articles:

About Tammy

Tammy enjoys the challenge of reinventing her décor. She’s great at figuring out how to make something out of ‘nothing’. To her, ‘left-overs’ have a purpose. She has an urge to recycle |reuse | revamp | redecorate | remodel. And she does so, creatively, beautifully and naturally. Her works shows her love for decorating.

Tammy is the living proof that decoration with what you have | recycled materials, plus maybe a small budget for craft supplies, can create beautiful results. When you walk through her house and her garden, as displayed in her blog, you see a tastefully decorated place that has personality and a sense of home.

Tammy used to own a retail scrapbooking business and her blog is that ‘One More Time’ love affair with the creative world. While her emphasis at ‘One More Time’ blog is on decorating, at the Fine Craft Guild, she shares her how-to’s and gives us more than a little peak on how things are put together. And yes, all of these beautiful photos above are all hers!

Unfortunately, Tammy’s blog, is no more! So sad, as it was full of great decorating ideas and projects.

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