November 29, 2021

Christmas Craftin’ with Catton – DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments

By on November 25, 2020 0 420 Views

The last time we drove down to Calgary, my papa had asked me if I had any use for corks. He had a ton in his basement from when he used to make wine. I couldn’t think of anything at the time but told him I’d take them off his hands.

As soon as I looked up a craft idea, I came across these! They are so cute. And, let’s be honest, most parents have a cork or two just lying around (or drink wine and can start collecting them!)

Materials Required:

  • 11 Wine corks
  • White glue
  • Hot glue
  • Green glitter
  • Brown glitter
  • Foam star
  • Ribbon

Tip: If you don’t have glitter you can use green and brown paint instead. In that case, you won’t need the white glue!

Step 1
Start off by using two paper cups or a paper plate for your glue and glitter. If you are using paint, you can skip this step.

Step 2
I used two foam cups since we were out of paper plates. I put white glue on the top of one and green glitter on the top of the other. Start by dipping the first 10 corks into the glue and then into the green glitter. Let them dry. Do the same with the brown glitter. If painting, just paint the front surfaces.

Step 3
Start hot gluing each row together and make a triangle shape. We wrapped a piece of ribbon around ours to hold everything tight together and make the loop up top to hang on the tree. I added the stem on the bottom afterwards.

Step 4
If you have a foam star or similar, pop it on the top. That’s it – so simple, and ready for your tree!

Local DIY Blogger Ashley Catton is regularly testing out child-friendly science experiments, crafting ideas and activities with her eight-year-old step-daughter, Nova, and one-year-old son, Coleson. Since 2016, she has called Fort McMurray home with her husband Curtis.

Are you looking to add creativity to your Christmas shopping list? Check out her crafty DIY garden kit packages for children and adults. Prices vary for selected kits. Go to her ‘Adventures of a Stepmom’ Facebook page for prices and more details.

About the author

Local DIY Blogger Ashley Gilbert (formerly Catton) is regularly testing out child-friendly science experiments, crafting ideas and activities with her step-daughter, Nova and son, Coleson. Since 2016, she has called Fort McMurray home with her husband Curtis. In every issue of YMM Parent, you will find Craftin’ with Catton, which is a spin-off from her blog – Adventures of a Stepmom. Check out her crafty DIY garden kit packages for children and adults. Prices vary for selected kits. Go to her ‘Adventures of a Stepmom’ Facebook page for prices and more details.