Simple homemade Christmas ornaments are the best! We have a collection of corks that the kids and I have been itching to craft and use to create.

We made two different ornaments using our corks!

Christmas ornaments to make from corks

2 Homemade Ornaments to Make

Make a Cork Ornament Tree

You will need:
  • a glue gun
  • six corks – cut them in half length-wise, so you have 12 cork circles
  • a stretch of ribbon.
Arrange all but two pieces of the cork circles into a pyramid.   Tie the ribbon around one of the cork ends and use that as the “tree topper” – glue that piece onto the top of your cork pyramid. Use one of the remaining pieces and glue it on as a   tree trunk.

These ornaments are super easy for kids to make - using corks

Make a Cork Snowman Ornament

You will need the following:
  • Dime or similarly sized coin/lid for tracing
  • Quarter (or milk jug lid)
  • Foam sheet – we picked the color red for our hat.
  • 6 Inch length of ribbon
  • 2 Corks – cut in half so you have “cork circles”
  • 2 Googly eyes
  • Sharpies for face accents
  • Glue
Cut two dime sized circles from the foam.   Then cut a 1/2 inch wide strip of foam from the foam sheet. Cut a quarter circle out of the foam.   Wrap the foam strip around one of the dime-sized-circles.   Use the remaining small circle as the “top” of the hat.   Attach that to the larger quarter-sized circle of foam. Tie the ribbon around one of the cork circles, leave some remnant “hanging” from the ribbon as a scarf for your snowman.   Glue three of the cork circles together ontop of each other.     Place the top hat on your snowman.   Add face features and buttons with the markers.

Ornaments you can make from corks

More Cork Ornaments to Make

Here are a couple of other cork creations that you can make with your kids this Christmas:  

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  1. These are so cute! We have some cork reindeer ornaments on our tree that I made when I was a kid. Pinning!

  2. Great recycled ornaments. Just so happen to have a bag of corks my mom gave us! Featuring this on the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop #16!

  3. Your crafts are amazing and original! We have lots of corks at home – perhaps we’ll try one of these! Thanks again for sharing with Afterschool!