My husband and I did a make over on our front door a few years ago. Instead of a solid door, the front door now has an oval panel in the middle of it. I LOVE the way it looks, but it does make it a bit harder to decorate the front door since normal wreaths don’t look right now. This Wine Cork Heart Door Decoration fits perfectly in the glass panel and also gives a Valentine’s Day feel to the front door for the upcoming romantic holiday.
I’ve been saving wine corks for a couple of projects. I finished a wine cork heart wall hanging a few weeks ago, and decided to use the same shape to do another decoration for my front door. I also used a bunch of them to make some a cute wine cork pumpkin.
This Wine Cork Heart Door Decoration is simple to make with just a few supplies.
(This post contains affiliate links for your crafting experience.) All I needed for this project were a few craft items that I had on hand from other projects:
- 1 piece of plywood about 1 1/2 feet in size.
- 1 Roll of red chevron ribbon 1 1/2″ wide
- Acrylic craft paint – red and white
- 65 wine corks
- Hot Glue Gun and glue sticks
And like so many of my projects, I added something extra after I took the supply photo. All my projects come together as I work on them. When I get them done, if I feel they need something extra I add this at the time. This time I ended up adding
Before I started making the Wine Cork Heart Door Decoration, I used a very sharp knife to trim my corks so that they were all about the same length. This doesn’t need to be exact but you will want the finished top to be somewhat level. I have discovered that not all corks are equal! You can save the corks for another project. I think I see some cork wine coasters in my crafting future!
Attach the corks to the heart shape. I found it easiest to work in pairs of corks by gluing them together and then attaching the pair. The bottom of the heart has a 3 row, 2 row and 1 row section. I also made this and attached it in one piece. As you work your way around the top of the heart, add an extra cork in the places shown so that the corks will nicely move in the opposite direction. I ended up adding 6 single corkes and it gave me a nicely rounded heart top.
When you have finished the wine cork heart will look like this. I thought it looked nice but for this project, I wanted more color.
I started at the bottom and used the red acrylic paint to paint the bottom few rows of corks. I only painted the very top of the corks, since I wanted the sides to show. Then I added white paint to the red, mixed it up and painted a few more rows of cork tops. I kept doing this until I got to the top. The color got progressively lighter as I worked my way up TIP: I recommend this instead of choosing lots of pink colors for two reasons. First, the color is in the same family and second, it’s cheaper!
Next, I measured 36″ of the chevron ribbon. (Your length will depend on your door panel.) Then, I looped the bow around the heart on an angle and hot glued the ribbon hanger over the back of the bow on top of the saw tooth hanger to hide it.
The Wine Cork Heart Door Decoration is all set to add to my front door. I used a glass wreath hanger to hold it in place. Command hooks for glass will also work. The heart is very light so the hanger does not need to have to hold a heavy weight.I love the way this Wine Cork Heart Door Decoration looks on my front entry. What a romantic feel it gives to my front door!
This Wine Cork Heart Door Decoration was so easy to make. Attaching the corks too no time at all. It was a fun way to spend the afternoon and even more fun to hang on my front door to surprise my husband when he comes home tonight!
See how I transformed my front door with a St. Patrick’s day door swag here.
- Start by using a Jigsaw to cut a heart out from the pattern above. Sand the heart and add a coat of red acrylic paint to both the front and back of the heart.
- Attach the corks to the heart shape. I found it easiest to work in pairs of corks by gluing them together and then attaching the pair. The bottom of the heart has a 3 row, 2 row and 1 row section. As you work your way around the top of the heart, add an extra cork in the places shown so that the corks will nicely move in the opposite direction.
- Use red paint to paint the top of the corks in the first few bottom rows. Keep adding white paint to the red to make it lighter as you work your way up the heart making five different colors that fade gradually.
- Make a bow for the top of the hanger using hot glue to assemble it and then a saw tooth picture hanger and medium gauge wire for hanging.
- Measure 36" of the chevron ribbon. (Your length will depend on your door panel.) Loop the bow around the heart on an angle and hot glue the ribbon hanger over the back of the bow on top of the saw tooth hanger to hide it.
- Add a couple of dabs of hot glue to join the red burlap bow to the top of two silk leaves and add them to the heart, again on an angle.
- Hang on the front door using a glass wreath hanger or a command hook for glass.
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