Wine Cork Crafts for Fall

If you haven’t read some version of how red wine before bed can trim your waistline, you are behind, my friends. Step away from Instagram and get to reading! Maybe you are wine drinker, maybe not. Either way, find a way to get your hands on some corks to craft up some Fall fun. You are bound to have friends collecting corks just waiting for a nudge to get their craft on. We’ve got you covered with options here today. Have a moms night in and craft away {with wine to collect more corks, of course} or a play date with the kiddos to get your paint on. Save your health and save the corks. Let’s craft, y’all.

Fall Wine Cork Crafts

Falling Tree Leaves Cork Stamping Canvas

I’ve had this Fall leaf cork painting pinned for some time now, and while our leaves have barely started changing {and most likely won’t until the middle of November!}, we met some friends for a little cork stamping.



  1. Rectangular canvas {paper}
  2. Acrylic paint in Fall colors {washable paint for stamping on paper}
  3. Wine Corks {if needed, use one cork and rinse with water between colors}
  4. Tablecloth or old sheet {optional for table protection}


  • Paint brown outline of tree ahead of time.
  • Once dry, set up preschoolers with one Fall paint color at a time.
  • Dip cork in paint and stamp away. Guide tiny hands to a “Pinterest-y” look, or give them artistic license to put those leaves wherever they want!

Cork Pumpkin Patch Grandparent Cards

Inspired by this post, I decided to skip bottle caps and keep with our cork stamping theme to make some pumpkin patch grandparent cards. We all know how important it is to foster relationships with grandparents all year long, and a special picture of your pumpkin patch adventures in the mail can be just that.



  1. Cardstock or construction paper
  2. Wine cork
  3. Orange paint
  4. Green paint or marker
  5. Scissors
  6. Picture from the pumpkin patch


  • Fold paper in half.
  • Use cork to stamp three circles in a row to create a “pumpkin.”
  • When paint is dry, draw a green stem or leaves and write “From our patch to yours.”
  • Use scissors to cut tiny slits on back side of card where corners of pumpkin patch picture can fit into card.
  • Insert picture and mail!

Ten Apples Up on Top Cork Stamping

We can’t pick apples so much around here, but September rolls around with its back-to-school business, HEB lowers prices on delicious honeycrisp apples, and Fall Pinterest boards show us how we can paint with apples, make Crockpot apple butter, and somehow give homage to these Fall fruits before letting our homes be invaded by all things pumpkin. The book Ten Apples Up on Top was huge hit with my oldest last year, so I checked it out from the library for some preschool at home fun this year. The kids giggled {and boasted} about the number of apples on their heads!



  1. Cardstock
  2. Old pictures of the kids/family {or paper to draw some}
  3. Red and green paint
  4. Corks
  5. Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Seuss


  • Read Ten Apples Up on Top.
  • Glue picture to the bottom of the page {or draw your own faces}.
  • Dip cork and count and stamp ten apples in a vertical line above each head.

Moms Night In Cork Crafts

Now that the kids have had their cork fun, it’s your turn, Mommas! Use these links for some Fall cork craft fun. You know you need something to do during all of those football games, right?!

  • Wine Cork Pumpkin
  • Thanksgiving Place Card Holders {These would be fun to have kids help place pictures in or write out family names!}
  • Football Fanatic Cork Craft  {Grab a cutoff of your favorite team emblem, use team letters, or simply make a wine cork heart and paint in team colors to softly decorate for the big game!}

Meet up! Drink up! And craft up, Moms! Fall {and hopefully cooler weather!} is coming! 

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Jenn L
Jenn is an English teacher turned stay at home mom to boys Wyatt {2010}, John {2013}, and Abram {2014}. South Louisiana born and raised, North Louisiana educated, and Texas “polished,” she has found Houston to be home with her husband for the past ten years. After infertility struggles, in 2010 she traded in A Tale of Two Cities for Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and has since been busy discovering ways to learn while playing, maintaining a semi-scheduled family life, and integrating both Texas and Louisiana culture into her family. Besides making memories with her boys full time, she enjoys reading, running, crafting, cooking, and football. Y’all stop by When In Doubt, Add More Salt to read more about family adventures with the boys and Jenn’s thoughts on hot summers and Pinterest pin attempts, and her love/hate relationship with March Madness brackets.


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