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
- Ribbon to tie the hats and to use as hangers
- 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.