Recycled Wine Cork Shamrock Craft

You will not believe how easy it is to make this recycled wine cork shamrock craft. You just need some simple supplies, and a few wine corks and you will have the cutest cork clover addition to your St. Patty’s Day decor ever.

It’s funny to me that I used to drink a bit of wine to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but now I am collecting wine corks for crafts to make this fast, easy, and unique project. This is upcycling at its finest!

A close up photo of a painted wine cork shamrock in various shades of green, with a rainbow bow with a wooden window and St. Patty’s Day decorations on a white weathered wood background.
You can make this cute Wine Cork Shamrock with a few easy supplies and about 30 minutes.

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Recycled Shamrock Craft

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are crazy about making crafts. And if any of the supplies are from upcycled materials, that makes the project even more special.

Since becoming an avid crafter, I seem to hang onto some of the most curious items. Who knew a wine bottle or the cork that goes in it could be useful down the road? You could make so many DIY wine cork crafts, it’s crazy.

We had so much fun making this upcycled project. I love that you can make two completely different wine cork shamrocks by changing just a few steps. I honestly cannot decide if I like my shamrock painted or left natural. They are both so cute!

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Do you need to visit a few friends to collect some wine corks for your St. Patrick’s Day craft project? No worries! Just save this Recycled Wine Cork Shamrock Craft to a favorite holiday craft pin board or share it on Facebook.

Close up photo of unpainted wine cork shamrock with a window cut out and shamrock decorations in the background.
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Tips for Making Your Recycled Craft Project

  • If the smell of the corks bothers you, spritz them with some white vinegar and leave them to sit in the sun for about 30 minutes. This should take care of any odors and you wi be ready for your ideas for cork crafts.
  • If you need to cut the corks, use a heavy-duty crafting knife. Be careful using this knife as they tend to be quite sharp. This comes in handy if making wine cork coasters too.
  • When gluing the corks, use a glue stick that is labeled as a strong bond. Because the surface of the corks is a tad slick, you need strong glue to bond them together.
A painted wine cork shamrock with a rainbow bow with St. Patty's Day decorations and a wooden window on a white weathered wood background.
Our adorable DIY Wine Cork Craft is a fast and easy St. Patty’s Day project idea.

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Here are the Supplies For This Cork Shamrock Craft

  • Recycled Wine Corks
  • Light Green, Medium Green, and Dark Green Acrylic Craft Paints
  • Grosgrain Ribbons in Rainbow and Gingham Patterns
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
Shamrock Cork Supplies including various shades of green paint, a paintbrush, wine corks and a hot glue gun on a white weathered background.

Each step for this St. Patty’s Day craft is detailed below so it’s easy to follow. Keep this page open while you are creating your easy St. Patricks Day craft. If you would rather have a printed how-to, just scroll down and select the print button.

1 Group of 12 wine corks on a white weathered wood background with a hot glue gun in the background.

Lay out 12 corks, making a heart shape. Glue together.

3 Groups of 12 wine corks on a white weathered wood background with a hot glue gun in the background.

Using 24 corks, repeat the first 2 steps, creating two additional cork hearts.

An unpainted wine cork shamrock with a hot glue gun on a distressed white wood background

Using the glue gun, attach the three cork hearts together at the base of each heart. Make a stem.

A painted wine cork shamrock with a bottle of light green paint and a paintbrush on a distressed white wood background

Paint the corks using dark, medium, and light green paints.

A pair of scissors and rainbow ribbon with 2 bows on a distrssed white wood background

Make a ribbon bow.

Close up photo of painted wine cork shamrock with a rainbow bow on a distressed white background with ribbon, scissors and a hot glue gun in the background.

Glue the ribbon bow to the middle of the shamrock.

Close up photo of painted wine cork shamrock with a rainbow bow on a distressed white background

Allow to dry and display.

Notes for Making This Upcycled Cork Craft

  • If you are going to paint the tops of the wine corks, because they are porous, they may need to paint 2-3 coats, depending on the depth of color you want.
  • If you want to hang the Wine Cork Shamrock craft, turn it over to the back, and using your hot glue gun, attach a length of twine or ribbon.
  • To make a fuller bow, choose a wired ribbon to work with.

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Double stacked image, with the Cork Shamrock supplies on the bottom and a painted wine cork shamrock with a rainbow bow with St. Patty's Day decorations and a wooden window on a white weathered wood background on the top.
Our Wine Cork Shamrock will add charm to your St. Patty’s Day decor.
Yield: 1 Cork Shamrock

Recycled Wine Cork Shamrock Craft

A painted wine cork shamrock with a rainbow bow with St. Patty's Day decorations and a wooden window on a white weathered wood background.

All you need to make this Recycled Wine Cork Shamrock craft is to collect some corks and a few supplies and you have this cute craft project.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 41-Recycled Wine Corks
  • Light Green, Medium Green, and Dark Green Acrylic Craft Paint
  • Grosgrain Ribbon

Tools

  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrushes

Instructions

  1. Lay out 12 corks as follows: One cork, two corks, three corks, four corks, then two corks.
  2. Using a glue gun, glue the corks together in rows. Next, stack and glue the corks in a pyramid shape. Attach the final two corks in between the first and second corks on the right and left sides, creating a “heart” shape. Repeat for two more.
  3.  Using the glue gun, attach the three cork hearts together at the base of each “heart”. For the last 5 corks, make a curved row for the stem, starting at the base of the shamrock, and secure it with a glue gun and glue sticks.  
  4. Using a paintbrush, paint some of the ends of the corks with dark green acrylic craft paint, then using a new paintbrush, paint some of the ends with the medium paint, and with the final paintbrush, color the remaining corks with the light-colored paint. Allow to dry completely. You may need another coat of paint. Or, you can skip this step and allow the corks to be natural.
  5. Tie a grosgrain ribbon into a bow, and attach it to the center of the cork shamrock with a glue gun and glue sticks.

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