How to Make a Birdhouse From Recycled Wine Corks
Birds won't whine when they move into this house!
Make this wine cork birdhouse in less than a day!
My friend Toni (above) made this craft in less than one day. We were members of a craft group sponsored by our church, and we met once a month to connect and create projects. This small group gathered together in the dead of winter to recycle wine corks to make birdhouses for the return of our feathered friends in the springtime. Of course, this wine cork craft can be done any time of the year as long as you have enough corks saved!
The first step to making this birdhouse? Watching a video tutorial (below) and figuring out how to put the corks together using lots of hot glue. The friendship group just sort of "winged" it and got creative to come up with a usable house for our feathered friends.
Birdhouse in Progress
What You'll Need
- Hot-Temp Glue Gun: Hot-temperature glue works best for this craft if you are going to put it outdoors. Toni said she burned her fingers while making her birdhouse, so make sure to be careful! Glue guns are easy to use, and I consider mine one of the best craft investments I've ever made.
- Glue Sticks for the Glue Gun: Use lots of glue to reinforce the floor and roof of the birdhouse! After assembling the floor and the roof, use glue between the rows of corks to add strength to the birdhouse.
- Wine Corks: You'll need 130-200 of these. It will take you a lot longer to gather the materials if you save corks one at a time, so I suggest buying bags of corks online to start the project more quickly!
- Sharp Knife
Watch How to Make a Birdhouse From Wine Corks
Enjoy Watching the Bird Family Settle In!
Do you like providing a habitat for birds who come to your yard? Imagine sitting on your porch, patio, or deck with a glass of your favorite wine in hand and seeing the beautiful birds making a home. You can enjoy the birds building a nest, laying their eggs, and urging the babies to fly away from home.
I hope you enjoyed this project and try it yourself!
Questions & Answers
Do you need a special kind of glue stick to make a birdhouse from recycled wine corks?
Did you soak the corks that you cut with a knife?
Do I need to boil the wine corks first before making a birdhouse from them?
I did not do that to my corks.
Do I need to prep the corks in any way to make a birdhouse from them?
Corks were do not need a prep.
© 2014 Mickie Gee