Wine Cork Birdhouse

I save my wine corks all the time then I never use them. Are you the same way? I saw a picture of a wine cork birdhouse on Pinterest and I was instantly inspired. I looked on Etsy and saw many on there, too. Best part? It’s pretty much free! All you need is wine corks and a hot glue gun (with lots of glue) and maybe a knife to cut through some corks (optional).

 {Texas Craft House} Still saving all those wine corks but don't know what to do with them? Try a fun wine cork birdhouse!

This is the kind of craft I like… something you can take your time on, be creative and there is really no right or wrong way to go about it. The whole time I was making this I felt like I was a kid with Lincoln Logs again. I guess this craft can be considered the adult version? It’s just as fun.

Start with a pile of corks…

{Texas Craft House} Still saving all those wine corks but don't know what to do with them? Try a fun wine cork birdhouse!

With your hot glue gun put a dab of glue at the end of a cork…

{Texas Craft House} Still saving all those wine corks but don't know what to do with them? Try a fun wine cork birdhouse!

And press it to another cork for a few seconds.

{Texas Craft House} Still saving all those wine corks but don't know what to do with them? Try a fun wine cork birdhouse!

I made mine 4 corks in length.

{Texas Craft House} Still saving all those wine corks but don't know what to do with them? Try a fun wine cork birdhouse!

Make several of these. This will make a wall.

{Texas Craft House} Still saving all those wine corks but don't know what to do with them? Try a fun wine cork birdhouse!

Just make a long line of glue down the side…

{Texas Craft House} Still saving all those wine corks but don't know what to do with them? Try a fun wine cork birdhouse!

To glue them together.

{Texas Craft House} Still saving all those wine corks but don't know what to do with them? Try a fun wine cork birdhouse!

Here are my 4 walls and floor. On my front wall I made a little bird perch by cutting a cork in half and leaving an opening. Also my floor was the only one with 4 corks in length the rest are about 3.

{Texas Craft House} Still saving all those wine corks but don't know what to do with them? Try a fun wine cork birdhouse!

Then glue your floor and walls together.

{Texas Craft House} Still saving all those wine corks but don't know what to do with them? Try a fun wine cork birdhouse!

I ended up having to add an extra layer to the wall to make the wall reach the top.

{Texas Craft House} Still saving all those wine corks but don't know what to do with them? Try a fun wine cork birdhouse!

Next I needed something to make the base of the roof. That’s when I spotted a marker box. It was the perfect size! Just cut out the front/back of the box.

{Texas Craft House} Still saving all those wine corks but don't know what to do with them? Try a fun wine cork birdhouse!

Glue corks onto the top. I folded it beforehand so it would be easier to work with.

{Texas Craft House} Still saving all those wine corks but don't know what to do with them? Try a fun wine cork birdhouse!

Here is the back view of the roof.

{Texas Craft House} Still saving all those wine corks but don't know what to do with them? Try a fun wine cork birdhouse!

Here is a picture of the roof on the birdhouse. I added a couple of corks to either side of the large cork in the center.

{Texas Craft House} Still saving all those wine corks but don't know what to do with them? Try a fun wine cork birdhouse!

Here are some different views of the completed bird house.

{Texas Craft House} Still saving all those wine corks but don't know what to do with them? Try a fun wine cork birdhouse!

{Texas Craft House} Still saving all those wine corks but don't know what to do with them? Try a fun wine cork birdhouse!

{Texas Craft House} Still saving all those wine corks but don't know what to do with them? Try a fun wine cork birdhouse!

This was a lot of fun and very relaxing. Wine corks are fun to collect but they take up a lot of space. This is a great way to clear some of it out. I’m going to display mine on a shelf in one of the rooms of my home.
{Texas Craft House} Still saving all those wine corks but don't know what to do with them? Try a fun wine cork birdhouse!
What have you made with your wine corks?

{Cassie}

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