Wine Cork Buoy Garland

I'll begin by saying that I love this project and if you have a lot of wine corks laying around like I do, this is the cutest thing to make! 


This wasn't my idea, I ran across a bunch of inspiration pins on Pinterest.


I'm making my own red, white, and blue version for the summer holidays. 


So grab some wine corks and follow along, it's easy! 



red white and blue buoy garland




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The first thing I did was to grab my supplies:


bucket of string





bucket of corks



First, I drilled a hole through each of the corks. 


drilling holes in corks



I used a bit large enough to make a hole for 2 pieces of twine to slide through.


Next, I painted all of the corks a solid color, either red, white or blue. 


corks on skewers





I slid the corks onto skewers that were set in a styrofoam base to dry. 


When the painted corks were dry, I wrapped washi tape around the corks then repainted them. 


washi tape on corks



The washi tape made the stripes in the little buoys. 


If you're really good you can paint the stripes without the tape! 


washi taped corks


painted corks on skewers


I put them back on the skewers to dry. 


When the paint was dry I rubbed the ends of each of the corks on sand paper to distress and round the edges. 


rubbing corks on sandpaper



I have one little cork that had a plastic top I cut off, this made a tiny float for my garland. 



Now it was time to string the buoys. 


I grabbed a length of jute twine and a length of cotton twine the same length. 


jute and cotton twine



I used scotch tape to create a "needle" at one end of the twine so I could easily string the 2 pieces through the cork buoys. 


Before and after I added each buoy I tied a knot in the string to secure the corks. 


buoy corks with string



I added a few small bunches of twine that I tied along the string for decoration. 


buoy with knots



I love the look of these adorable little buoys. 


red white and blue cork garland




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wine cork buoy pin with overlay





They are great decor for a tiered tray, a table centerpiece or hanging on the wall. 


buoy garland and bells on wall



If anyone knows who the original creator of this idea was I'd be happy to give credit. 


buoy garland on centerpiece



Take a look on Pinterest for more buoy garland inspiration! 


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red white and blue buoy garland



Homeroad
Homeroad

I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .

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