The supplies needed to make a wine bottle cork wreath include a wreath form, wine corks, floral wire or twine, and a hot glue gun with glue sticks. A bow or ribbon for making one is optional. Wreath forms made of straw or Styrofoam serve as the base for the wreath. Floral wire or twine loop around the base to create a hanger for the wreath. The number of corks needed depends on the size of the wreath form used.
The website Save-on-Crafts.com offers a project guide for making a wreath with a straw wreath for a base. This makes a very full and round wreath, and the example shown requires about 180 wine corks. The corks are glued on using six 10-inch long glue sticks.
Another wreath project found on MoscatoMom.com uses a flat-backed Styrofoam wreath, which may require fewer corks since only the front of the form is covered. This one includes a large, decorative bow and is displayed on a wreath hanger on an entry door.
Other popular craft items decorated with wine corks include picture frames, coasters and trivets. The website GoodHousekeeping.com offers several suggestions for complex wine cork projects. These projects include a tabletop for a distressed or vintage-style trunk or table and a hanging chandelier. Simpler craft items such as place mats and a bulletin board are also pictured.