Whether you are looking for a quick and easy gift to give someone or want to add some artistic elements into your own home or apartment, there is nothing like a quick and easy DIY art project to get your creative juices flowing. These projects, such as this gorgeous wine cork hanging wall heart, will make you feel good because you are making it and will make the person you give it to feel good because it was handcrafted with love. The best part to this project is that it is so easy to make and will not cost you much money at all to craft.
Materials you’ll need for Wine Cork Heart Wall Hanging:
- Wood board
- white acrylic paint
- 3 shades of pink acrylic paint
- silk ribbon
- lace ribbon
- glue gun
- wine corks
How to craft the Wine Cork Heart Wall Hanging:
Step 1: Prepare your base board
The wood board that you collected within your materials needed will be the canvas of your entire project. You are going to want to find a wooden board that is thin enough to hang, yet sturdy enough to be able to glue and hold all of your items onto the board itself. Start by paining your entire board a light color, such as super light pink or even white.
It will not take your board long to dry, maybe only a few minutes or so.
Step 2: Cutting Your Corks
Once your board is all painted and set aside to dry, you can begin cutting your corks. You only really need a sharp knife in order to cut your corks in half.
You can start to assemble your heart outline by placing the dry halved corks in a heart pattern. If you are having trouble making a heart freehand, you can always lightly draw a heart outline.
Step 3: Arranging Your Corks
Once you have your corks all cut, you can start to assemble your heart onto the painted side of your board. You aren’t gluing just yet, more arranging your corks to make sure they all fit and you know exactly how you want to glue them down once you’re ready.
You know your heart is completed when you see a perfect heart shape on your board with no spaces, overlapping sides or gaps.
Step 4: Glue Time
Once you have arranged your corks to your liking, you can now start the gluing process. Using only a small amount of hot glue, lift each piece of cork and glue the back end. Firmly place your cork back into it’s original spot and lightly press down so the hot glue can dry.
You are going to want to repeat this process for all your cork pieces until they are all in place.
Voila! A perfectly shaped and glued heart!
Step 5: Creating the Ribbon Décor
Once your heart is glued and dried, you are ready to start cutting your ribbon to give your heart some design. You are going to want to use a longer pink or white ribbon to secure to the back of the board for hanging, and some more textured ribbons to give the art piece some embellishments in the corners.
Glue your longer ribbon, the hanging ribbon, in the back corner areas so that you have a large loop which is ideal for hanging.
Make sure the ribbons are secure since these will be used to hang the craft.
Step 6: Embellishing ribbon
Now that your ribbons are all cut and your hanging ribbon is in place, use the textured ribbon to create some fun embellishments in the corners. This will give your entire art pieces some depth and create a stunning piece visually.
Once you now exactly how your textured ribbons are going to look, start to hot glue them using tiny glue dots to prevent any spillage.
You can tuck back and glue any frayed ends of the ribbon instead of having to try to cut them so close to the board itself.
See how nice the embellishments look? Now it’s time to paint!
Step 7: Painting
Now that you have your ribbons all in place, you can now start to paint. You are going to want to use your varying shades of pink paint in this step, starting with the darker pink color at the top and gradually going down to the lightest pink color you have for the very bottom of the heart.
This creates an interesting fade in the paint that adds a bit more artistic flair into the piece and is sure to be stunning hanging on a wall or on a mirror.
You should use thick layers of color going through the heart, estimating about two to three rows of cork for each color until you get to the end.
Step 8: Finishing Ribbon
Now that your heart is all painted and dried, you can now focus on more decorative ribbon. Simply measure out a piece of textured ribbon to drape across the heart to give your artwork some more texture.
Once you know exactly how long your ribbon piece will need to be, cut it and prepare to hot glue the ribbon across the actual cork heart.
Once you have your ribbon glued you’ll see just how great your finished product looks!
Well done! Now your gorgeous wine cork hanging wall heart is done and ready to be gifted to someone special. Or, if you are making this for yourself, it is ready to hang in a spot where everyone can see it and admire it. With just simple supplies you can easily make this wall art in no time and you could even mix up the colors and make several to hang around your home. Either way, you just cannot go wrong with this nifty little project and it is so much nicer than buying a gift from a store that has no meaning to it. Anyone you give this artwork will appreciate that you put time and effort into the gift and that it comes made with love.