Champagne Cork Snowmen a New Year’s Day DIY
These Champagne Cork Snowmen are the perfect New Year's Day DIY craft to complete with the kiddos! When we pop the bubbly on New Year's Eve (or any other special occasion) I always collect the corks but rarely know what to do with them. I created an entire family representing my good friends and their blended family. Mix and match the pom poms and ribbons to create snowmen to reflect each and every one of YOUR family members this New Year's Day!
Upcycled Snowmen with Champagne Corks
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Here's what you will need to make Snowmen on New Year's Day:
- Champagne Corks (or corks from any sparkling wine or Prosecco)
- Americana Acrylics by DecoArt – Titanium White and Jack-O-Lantern Orange
- DecoArt Basecoat Paintbrushes
- Tombow MONOTWIN Permanent Marker
- Pom Poms, Assorted – Dollar Tree
- Tinsel Chenille Stems, Silver – Dollar Tree
- Cosmetic Blush – Dollar Tree
- Cotton Swabs – Dollar Tree
- Paper Dessert Plate, used as a Paint Palette – Dollar Tree
- Rhinestones, Self Adhesive – Dollar Tree
- Craft Awl
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Scissors – I LOVE my Fiskars!
- Darice Mini Buttons – Black
- Ribbon – Assorted Colors
Here's how to create Snowmen from upcycled corks:
To begin the Champagne Cork Snowmen, gather all supplies. Place the cork onto the craft awl (or the paper piercing tool) by inserting the pointed end through the bottom.
Using the craft awl as a handle, roughly paint the cork Titanium White with a number 10 Flat Brush. Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary. I prefer being able to see some of the cork through the paint, but you can paint the cork solid white.
Measure and cut tinsel chenille stems into two-inch sections and then bend them into the shape of a “U”. Attach to the snowman head with the glue gun and glue sticks. Glue two small pom poms over the ends of the chenille stem to create earmuffs. You can use liquid glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.
Create the carrot nose with Jack-O-Lantern Orange paint and the number 0 Round paintbrush. Create a long skinny triangle with wiggly lines. Apply blush to the cheeks with a cotton swab. I love to use a blush from the make-up section at Dollar Tree for crafting.
Draw eyes and mouth on the snowman's face with the MONOTWIN Permanent Marker. Add a highlight to the eyes with the smallest dot of Titanium White paint and the very tip of the number 0 Round Brush.
Measure and cut a ten-inch length of ribbon, tie it around the snowman's neck, and secure it with a small dot of hot glue from a glue gun and glue sticks. I like to use double-sided ribbons like this blue and white gingham for projects where both sides of the ribbon will show.
Using a glue gun and glue sticks, attach two mini-buttons on the front of each snowman and two rhinestones on the front of each snowwoman. Use what you have on hand to create your snow family like sequins, beads, or even pearls.
Quick and Easy Champagne Cork Snowmen
Mix and match the color combinations to mimic the personality of everyone in your FAMILY! I dated the bottom of each DIY Cork Champagne Snowman (and woman) with the dated we popped it along with the recipients' initials! So, now a piece of trash intended for the bin has become a fun keepsake to display for years to come!
These Easy DIY Noisemakers for New Year's Eve can be made with supplies you already have around the house and my favorite Chunkies Paint Sticks from Ooly. Y'all know that I love crafting with my nieces and nephews at any time of the year. Check out the quick how-to and then head over to my crafty bestie, Laura's blog, Me and My INKlings to get the matching New Year's Eve Party Hats with a free pattern!
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4 thoughts on “Champagne Cork Snowmen a New Year’s Day DIY”
These cork snowmen are so cute.
Thanks a bunch, Claire! <3
So cute Beth, you always have such creative crafts to share with us. Thank you for sharing on Whimsy Home Wednesday!
Thank you so much for the kind words, Cara!