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).
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…
With your hot glue gun put a dab of glue at the end of a cork…
And press it to another cork for a few seconds.
I made mine 4 corks in length.
Make several of these. This will make a wall.
Just make a long line of glue down the side…
To glue them together.
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.
Then glue your floor and walls together.
I ended up having to add an extra layer to the wall to make the wall reach the top.
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.
Glue corks onto the top. I folded it beforehand so it would be easier to work with.
Here is the back view of the roof.
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.
Here are some different views of the completed bird house.