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Champagne Cork Snowmen

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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!

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Upcycled Snowmen with Champagne Corks

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Here's what you will need to make Snowmen on New Year's Day:

Here's how to create Snowmen from upcycled corks:

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STEP ONE

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.

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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.

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STEP TWO

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.

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STEP THREE

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.

Paint a Carrot Nose on the Cork Snowman - Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #corkcrafts #snowmencrafts #recycled #dollartreecrafts

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.

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STEP FOUR

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.

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STEP FIVE

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.

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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 date 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!

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All the Snowman Crafts

Create an Upcycled DIY Snowman from Wine Corks in just 30 minutes. Put those recycled wine corks to good use in your Winter home décor, creating a farmhouse-inspired snowman.

Upcycled DIY Snowman from Wine Corks Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #winecork #diy #upcycle #craft #snowman #winter

Every little helper needs a custom apron to bake in, so I created this No-Sew Child's Snowman Apron for my niece. The holiday season is here and that means lots of cookie baking. 

No-Sew Child's Snowman Apron Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #feltcrafts #kidscrafts #christmascrafts #nosew #childscrafts

Make a Dollar Tree Snowman Votive that is the perfect addition to your holiday decorations. Do you want to build a snowman? Sorry, I HAD to say it! Living in Florida I have to get creative in the ways I can build a snowman and I do love taking traditional supplies and giving them a unique spin to create a fun and easy craft. And, build a snowman with me!

More Snowman Crafts and Free Printables

Free Printable Snowman Jokes from Lindsay at Artsy Fartsy Mama

Snowman Gift Tag from Laura at Me and My INKlings

Recycled Champagne Cork Snowmen from Beth at Creatively Beth – you are here!

No Sew Sparkles the Snowman from Debra at DQ Designs

Snowman Gift Card Jar from Blanca at Creativities Galore

Upcycled Embroidery Hoop Snowman from Beth at Creatively Beth – that's me!

Additional New Year's Eve Inspiration

Create festive Recycled New Year Noisemakers with repurposed Christmas decorations. Plastic ornaments, curling ribbon, and jingle bells take center stage with a dazzling update courtesy of DecoArt® Galaxy Glitter™ acrylic glitter paint. 

Recycled New Year Noisemakers with Christmas Supplies by Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #newyearseve #noisemakers #diy #crafts #upcycled #recycled

We always have a big house party on December 31st with family, friends, and tons of kids, so I thought that creating custom Hand-Lettered Party Hats for New Year’s Eve would be the perfect project to get everyone to show their personality, and maybe share a resolution or two!

Hand-Lettered Party Hats for New Years Eve - Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #handlettered #newyearseve #freeprintable

Sharing is Caring, Pin it for Later!

Are you too busy to make these Upcycled Champagne Cork Snow People right now? Pin it for later!  I'd love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

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4 thoughts on “Champagne Cork Snowmen

    • Thanks a bunch, Claire! <3

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  • So cute Beth, you always have such creative crafts to share with us. Thank you for sharing on Whimsy Home Wednesday!

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    • Thank you so much for the kind words, Cara!

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