Monday, April 17, 2017

How to make a cute quick and easy wine cork poodle

wine cork poodle


In this tutorial we will show you how to make a cute quick and easy wine cork poodle.  You can make this adorable poodle with recycled wine corks and just a few simple craft supplies that you may already have on hand.  This wine cork poodle makes a great gift for a dog lover on your list or even a sweet Mother’s day gift. I’ve made my poodle pink but you can make one in blue, white, or any color you choose.

Be sure and check out the whole series of wine cork creations by Make it easy crafts!

So let’s get started.

You will need:

Wine corks
Pink or white bump chenille stems
Pink or white chenille stems
Scrap of trim or ribbon
Small corks
Tiny pompoms
Xacto or craft knife
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Self-healing mat tor work on
Ruler
Fine 220 sandpaper
Black dimensional fabric paint

Instructions:



1.     To make the legs measure and cut a wine cork in half.  Then stand it up the cork half and slice in half vertically.  Rub the cut sides on the fine sandpaper to smooth.  Make a vertical slice on one side (this will be the side of the leg that sits on the table) and smooth on the sandpaper.  Repeat for other cork half.





2.     Now cut a piece of chenille stem that just fits around the front of the leg and attach with some hot glue.  Attach the leg with some hot glue to another whole cork. (Body)


3.     You may optionally add tiny pom poms around the leg as well if desired.


4.     Cut a ¾” piece from another cork. Save the rest for the head.




5.     Stand the ¾” cork on end and slice it in half vertically.  Lay this piece flat and slice again horizontally.  You will have two quarters (arms) Discard the other side or save for another poodle.





6.     Slice a little at the ends of each arm quarter.  This will make it glue onto the body at an angle.  Add a piece of chenille around each end of the arms like you did with the legs and attach with some hot glue.  Now glue the arms onto the body.




7.     Now attach the piece of cork you saved for the head with some hot glue onto the top of the body.


8.     Glue a tiny cork on to the front of the face (nose)


9.     To make the ears, cut a piece of matching bump chenille stem leaving the thicker part in the center and thinner parts about ½” on each end (ears) 


10. Glue a matching colored pompom on each of the ends.  Attach to the center top of head and bend ears upwards.


11. Glue on some ribbon or other trim around neck for collar.


12. Cut a one-inch piece of chenille stem and glue to the center back for tail.  Attach a pompom on the end. To finish add a brown tiny pom pom for the nose.  Use the black dimensional fabric paint to add two dots for the eyes and let dry.