Wine Cork Necklace Tutorial: How to Make a Cute Pendant Out of a Cork

Curly Made
by Curly Made
7 Materials
1 Hour

For all the DIY enthusiasts looking to get their hands on a cool and creative project, then this cork necklace idea is certainly for you! This wine cork necklace tutorial is easy to follow and inexpensive, and the result looks super trendy!

Before we get started, check out the tools and materials section above so you have everything on hand to make this lovely cork necklace DIY.

Tools and materials:

  • 1 Wine cork
  • 1 Large bead
  • Black nail polish
  • Pencil
  • Electric drill
  • Blade
  • Gold relief outliner
Cutting the cork for the necklace

Wine cork necklace tutorial

1. Cut the cork

Using a sharp blade, cut the sides off the cork to create a rectangular shape. 

Tip: Be super careful when cutting and do this slowly! 

Painting the cork with black nail polish

2. Paint the cork

Using black nail polish, paint all the sides of the cork and let it dry. You can also use regular paint for this step. 

Painting a gold design on the cork

3. Create a design

With a gold relief outliner, create any design that you desire. I did these cool arrow shapes in the center. You can really show off your creativity in this step; the sky’s the limit! 

Painting a bead for the wine cork necklace

4. Paint your bead

If your beads don’t match the theme of your wine cork necklace, then go ahead and paint it accordingly. I used the tip of a pencil as a holder, giving me the convenience to paint over every side. 

Drilling a hole in the cork

5. Drill a hole in the cork

When everything is completely dry, go ahead and drill a hole on the top part of the cork piece. This is where you’ll feed through your satin necklace thread. 

Easy cork necklace ideas

Thread the cork piece onto string

6. Insert the string

Now, insert your thread through the hole and feed the bead through one end of the string. Once that’s done, insert the other end of the string through the bead’s hole. 

Tip: You may have to twist the cord to get both ends successfully through the hole. 

How to make a DIY cork necklace

Pull the bead down so that it sits right on top of the cork piece. 

Cute cork necklace

Wine cork necklace tutorial

Your cork necklace is complete! I love how trendy and stylish it looks. If you’re looking for funky cork necklace ideas and designs, then this is one of them!

Remember to save your wine cork topper because you can make a whole bunch of these beautiful necklaces to add to your collection! 

Suggested materials:
  • 1 Wine cork
  • 1 Large bead
  • Black nail polish
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  • Laura Laura on Dec 23, 2021

    Cute idea

  • Pamela Pamela on Dec 26, 2021

    Obviously, this could be done in any color paint, making it even more interesting! One could even glue fabric to the cork! I'm going to make a bunch!!!