Picture of Champagne Cork Gandalf
This is my fourth Instructable about a Corky. I'm a big fan of The Lord of the Rings, and I watched the first part of The Hobbit just recently (it was great), so I decided to make a character from LotR out of a Champagne Cork. I chose Gandalf the Grey, because he is probably one of the most distinct and significant characters throughout the trilogy and The Hobbit.
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Step 1: Supplies

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The first thing you'll have to do is to get all the supplies you need. Here's what I used:
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Black permanent markers
  • UHU universal glue
  • Craft Knife
  • Scraps of grey and brown fabric
  • Small pieces of Cork
  • Twigs
  • Scraps of artificial fur
  • Champagne Cork

Step 2: Face

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Before you do anything else, use a fine permanent marker to draw the face. The reason why it's important to do this first is because it's easily messed up, making it really frustrating if you leave it for last, then make a mistake.
To make him look old and more like Gandalf I drew lines over his eyes.
Then, for the nose I cut up pieces of cork to create a tiny nose. Even though noses aren't usually necessary for Corkies, Corkies with beard and moustaches look a bit strange without them (I did the same thing with my Santa Corky). I used UHU glue to attach the nose, but wood glue wood probably work better.

Step 3: Clothes

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To make Gandalf's robe, cut a strip of grey fabric just long enough to go around the cork. Glue it on with UHU glue. 
For his cloak, get another, slightly smaller piece, and glue it on at the top, around the collar. Only glueing it at the top will allow it to flap around like a cloak.
Finally, cut a rectangular piece of fabric that fits around the cloak, and fold in the corners to make a triangle. Glue it on by the top edge to create the hood.
ria m1 year ago

This is my Gandalf

sjroth (author)  ria m1 year ago

He looks great! I like how you used actual string for the belt, looks better I think. Thanks for sharing!

Bellie141 year ago
Please do some more Lotr corkies
here are two more corkies! these two are legolas and frodo.
sjroth (author)  Mr. tony stark2 years ago
Great! I'm actually planning on making an I'ble on at least one of these, and maybe some more (Gimli?).
this is my gandalf I made before you posted this ible'. it is a little different but the same idea.
iOskr2 years ago
artworker2 years ago
Awesome! Just awesome!