Intro: Wine Cork Christmas Tree Garland
Here's what you'll need:
Hemp or twine (and a kitty to chew on it while you try to take a picture of your supplies, thanks Luna)
Some beads, or trinkets, or charms
Eye screws (enough to screw one on each end of the cork)
Hot glue gun or the ability to tie knots
Wine corks (as many as you want. I used 16 wine corks, but if I had more I would of strung them closer together)
First, grab a cork and 2 eye screws. You'll screw one eye screw into each end.
Just like this... ta-da! Now take your hemp and go to your Christmas tree (or measure out a good length of hemp) and kinda wrap it around the tree to see how much you'll need. Since I was using 16 corks I cut my piece into 16 pieces and then cut out 2 extra strands to use on the ends.
I'm using the hot glue gun because I didn't think about tying knots into until after I cut all my hemp. Oh well! Now keep on going until you end up with a strand like this! If you were tying knots as you went, you should be done and ready to place onto your tree. If you are taking the hot glue gun route, then read on...
Now there are 2 different ways to glue your beads into place. If you are using beads with smaller holes, you'll need to apply the glue to the hemp first and carefully slide the bead on top of it.
Or maybe you'll own a hot glue gun with a small tip and buy beads with big holes (like I did) and then you can keep your bead in the spot and just shove your hot glue gun into the bead hole like this! It works well and doesn't leave such a stringy mess.
Once your beads are in place you can snip off the ends of knot. Then keep going until your strand is complete!
Then hang on your tree and enjoy!
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