Love is in the air; can you feel it? Valentine crafts are some of my favorites to make; maybe it’s the red hearts and the candy. This would be a great DIY to make for your significant other or make it together for a fun date night. I have an obsession with saving wine corks and didn’t have trouble finding plenty of corks for this project. If you don’t have any, local restaurants might be able to supply you with some.
- Wine Corks (I used about 200 corks for this project, but you can use more, or less, depending on the size of the heart).
- Wax Paper
- Hot Glue Gun
- Sort corks by color. (I wanted an ombre effect and started off sorting mine into three different piles: dark, medium, and natural.) You could also use one color for the entire project.
- Next, draw a heart on wax paper to use as a template. Begin hot gluing the sides of each deep red-colored wine cork to one another, making sure to stay inside the template. Note: I tried to use the darkest colored corks towards the bottom and transitioned to the medium red color while moving up the heart. Finally, finished off the top of the heart with the natural colored corks.
- Let the heart sit for a couple of minutes to make sure the hot glue is dried completely. Peel the wax paper away from the back of the heart. Finally, hang it on the wall with a picture tacked to it or display it by your wine glasses.
This would be the perfect project to sit down and create with your loved ones. You will certainly enjoy the conversation, laughs, and memories made by choosing to do something creative and intentional together. Happy Valentine’s Day!
about the author…Jessica Robbins has lived in Billings, MT for 15 years and is proud to call Montana home! She is married to her husband Zach and has two beautiful girls. She loves refurbishing furniture, crafting, and playing with her children.