This pineapple wine cork art is a sunny way to brighten up your home or to make for friends and family.
Who doesn’t love pineapples? It’s sweet, tropical, and also offers a beautiful artistic motif for interior design and craft projects.
Pineapples has been a symbol of welcoming warmth and hospitality for centuries for homes and businesses.
I’m a big fan of summer colors: coral pink, yellow, aqua, and teal which I love using in my craft projects.
I’m also a big fan of wine and wanted to make a craft to up-cycle my leftover wine corks into beautiful art for my home.
This pineapple wine cork art, like most of my projects is pretty simple and easy to make with just a few supplies.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Hot glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Wine corks
- Paper to trace pineapple outline
- Round foam paint brushes
- Acrylic craft paint (I used several brands of acrylic paint for this project. Folk Art: Fire Coral and Conch shell, Apple Barrel: Pale Daffodil, and Royal Langnickel essentials: Light Blue and Aqua.
How to Make this Pineapple Wine Cork Art
Draw an outline or guide of a pineapple the size you’d like your wine cork art to be.
Before you glue your wine corks together, lay out your wine corks to cover and fill in your pineapple. By doing this, you are making sure you have enough wine corks for this project.
If you come up short, adjust the size of the pineapple or have a get together with friends to swap stories and share some wine! Save all the corks for your project.
Start gluing the wine corks together and use the pineapple outline as a guide. Alternate cork sizes, this will give your wine cork art a dimensional look.
Finish the pineapple base before moving on to the leaves. I found it easy to glue the corks together for each leaf first before attaching it to the base. Then attach the leaves to the pineapple base and to each other.
Now it’s time to Paint or Not to Paint!
Though I do like the stained wine cork look, I decided to paint it will colors that will coordinate with my home office. If you want to paint it, YAY for you! There is no right or wrong way to do this.
I used four paint colors and I wanted to create a blended ombre look as well. I started with the fire coral craft paint by Folk Art and used a round foam brush to paint the bottom right corner of the pineapple.
I used a double loading technique on the foam brush with two colors (one on each side) to help blend the colors together. This created an ombre design to bring all the colors together which gave it a soft unified look.
Step-by-Step Youtube Tutorial
I hope you enjoy making this pretty easy pineapple wine cork art project. Check back for more fun and simple craft projects!