Wine Cork Mushroom Christmas Ornament: up-cycle an old sparkling wine cork to make a Christmas ornament with craft paint, book pages, and glitter.
Can you guess what we made our magical little fairy mushroom Christmas ornaments out of? It’s an up-cycled sparkling wine cork. So you’ll have fun making this project -one way or another. ;). These DIY mushrooms are so easy to make and really fun upcycle project. These Christmas tree ornaments are the perfect addition to your holiday decor to add a touch of whimsy. The supply list for this DIY is short, and these are simple enough to make with kids.
I’m joining in with the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series today, so be sure to check out all the amazing Christmas ornaments with links at the end of this post.
UpCycling A Wine Cork
For me it’s not Christmas without a few crafts, and this is a really simple one. I had collected these corks awhile ago, thinking I might use them in a fairy garden as mushrooms and forgotten about them. When I first saved them I thought that they really looked like a mushroom shape, with the bottom of the cork resembling the bottom of the stem of a mushroom, and the bulbous end of the cork resembling the top of the cap of a real mushroom. When I found them in my craft stash the other day, I thought how cute they would be as Christmas ornaments.
Christmas Mushrooms Tradition
Perhaps including mushrooms as Christmas ornaments is more of a European thing… I always see Christmas mushrooms on Instagram accounts from there and love them. We also notice them every Christmas at Ikea but they’re always red…not my favourite colour. So making them is the perfect way to create them any colour you like. Of course if you’re a fan of traditional red and white polka dot mushroom top, you can make them like that with the addition of a little red and white paint on top.
These were really easy to make and I used craft supplies I already had around the house, so no need for a trip to the craft store. They are adorable.
- sparkling wine corks
- white craft paint
- old books
- mod podge
- small eye hooks
- Begin by painting the whole cork white and letting it dry.
- Next, pull out some pages from an old book and cut them into small strips.
- Paint the top of the cork with mod podge, and then decoupage the book page strips on to the top of the cork to create the cap of the mushroom. Paint another coat of mod podge on top to seal the book pages.
- While the mod podge is still wet, dip the top of the cork into glitter.
- After the mushroom is fully dry, screw one of the eye hooks into the top for hanging on your Christmas tree, or leave it as is to place on a stump
Nature Inspired Christmas
I love a Scandinavian inspired Christmas look. And part of that look is always bringing the outside in. So I’ve got them sitting with some logs, pinecones and greens. These are the perfect magical element to add in. And when I get my tree up, I may add my DIY mushroom ornaments there as well.
This little craft was so easy to put together. It would be a great one to do with kids. You could also use different colours. These would be really cute in pastels, or if your a fan of the traditional red that would be cute too. You could add polka dots with paint to the top as well. Before adding glitter, leave the mushroom stem white, and add a very thin coat of acrylic paint or water colours to the top of the mushroom cap, so that you can still see the book pages through the paint. Then use end of a paint brush to add some paint polka dots on top.
Ornaments, Gift Toppers, or Napkin Rings
These are such unique Christmas ornaments. They would also be really cute as gift toppers. Just tie a little bit of ribbon through the hook on top of the mushrooms and tie it on to a Christmas present to decorate. You could even use these mushroom ornaments as napkin rings for a pretty Christmas table setting. There are so many different ways you could use these during the holidays. They turned out so cute and add so much fun to your tree, gifts, or table this holiday season.
With a magical Mushroom Christmas Ornament, life really is a party
More Christmas Ornament Inspiration
Want to make air dry clay mushrooms? Check out our DIY Mushroom Wreath here. There’s a full tutorial on making mushroom clay sculptures, that you could easy turn into your own clay mushroom ornaments.
You might also like our Felt Mushrooms here. See how to make your mushroom pattern to make DIY fabric mushrooms with red and white felt.
You might also enjoy our Mini Macrame Christmas Ornaments here.
Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Links
Welcome to the second week of the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series! Today a group of my blogging friends and I are sharing our DIY Christmas Ornament projects to help inspire you to get crafty for the upcoming holiday season. Click on the links below each image to be taken directly to the different posts!
DIY Christmas Light Tree Ornaments at The Happy Housie
Handmade Ornaments from Free Printables at The Handmade Home
DIY Dollar Store Christmas Tree Ornament at Craftberry Bush
Twig Christmas Tree Ornament at The Turquoise Home
Farmhouse Christmas Sign Ornaments at Tatertots and Jello
Stocking Ornament at Love Create Celebrate
DIY Kid Friendly Christmas Ornaments at Jenna Kate at Home
Wood Bead Christmas Garland at So Much Better With Age
Reindeer Handmade Christmas Ornament Clean & Scentsible
DIY Christmas Ornament at My 100 Year Old Home
Easy Christmas Ornament DIY at Happy Happy Nester
Frosted Pear Tree Ornaments at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Elegant Embroidery Hoop Ornaments at All Things With Purpose
Homemade Christmas Ornament at Seeking Lavender Lane
Easy Wood Bead Christmas Ornaments at Cherished Bliss
DIY Hand Painted Floral Christmas Ornaments at The DIY Mommy
Black and White Ornaments at Taryn Whiteaker
DIY Reindeer Vintage Car Christmas Ornament at Cassie Bustamante
Photo Block Christmas Ornament at Amber Tysl
Melted Crayon Ornaments at Modern Glam
Wine Cork Mushroom Christmas Ornaments at Life is a Party
Cinnamon Stick and Orange Slice Ornaments at A Pretty Life
Easy DIY Reversible Christmas Ornaments at She Gave it a Go
DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe Ornament at Lolly Jane