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Cork Carolers

Add a little extra cheer to your holiday decor with these cork stopper carolers. Not only are they festive, but it's an opportunity to practice your sewing skills!


  • Wine Corks or Hobby Corks
  • Small wooden balls
  • Flannel
  • Felt
  • Ribbon to tie the hats and to use as hangers
  • Paper
  • White paint & brush
  • Fine tip Sharpie
  • Pink crayon
  • Thread (& a sewing machine) to sew the hats together
  • Wood glue

Create Your DIY Wine Cork Caroler

  • Paint the wine corks.
  • Let them dry.
  • Dry the faces onto the wooden balls using a sharpie for the eyes and mouth, and a pink crayon for the cheeks.
  • Cut out flannel for your hats.
  • Sew your hats, first, flip the bottom of the hat under and sew about an eight of an inch hem in a zigzag stitch – that will make a nice clean edge around the “forehead".
  • Then, with the wrong edge of the hem out, fold the flannel in half lengthwise and sew a straight stitch down (a little less than a 1/4 inch in) to form a tube.
  • Glue the hat onto the head, making sure the seam is towards the back.
  • Cut your ribbon into strips and tie a ribbon onto the middle of each hat to help your hat flop over.
  • Cut scarves out (approx. 6 inches long and almost 1/2 an inch wide).
  • Attach the scarf to the body using glue.
  • Then, to make the sheet music, use a piece of 2-inch paper and fold in half.
  • Draw music symbols on the paper.
  • Cut out mittens.
  • Glue the music onto the cork body, and then glue the mittens on top of them (to look like they are holding the music).
  • If you'd like to make them into an ornament, glue some yarn onto their hat to hang them by.

For more crafts like this, take a look at our Holiday Cork Crafts page.

Pictures courtesy of Code Name Mama.