Monday, January 19, 2015

Corky - The Wine Cork Doggy DIY

I saw a pin on Pinterest of a cute cork dog, but no directions.  I have lots of corks so I decided to try and figure it out.  This is what I came up with and here's how you do it...

First boil your corks in water for at least 5 minutes, maybe 10.  It's the only way you can cut them.

You will need 5 corks.
Cut one cork lengthwise into 4 pieces for the front legs.
Cut one cork in half at an angle for the back legs.
Cut one cork at an angle on the top and the bottom for the body.
The head is left alone.
One cork can be sliced into pieces about 1/8" thick and then cut in half for the tail.
The ears are slices cut at an angle.

Glue the head to the body with a glue gun.
Glue the front legs to the body under the head.
Glue the back legs to the sides of the body.
Glue the tail on the back of the body.
Finally glue the ears on the head.
You could also make pointy ears, but my dog has floppy ones.
These eyes are dressmakers pins, but I think googly eyes and the black eyes look great too.
I found some rhinestone hearts for the nose and used a sharpie for the mouth etc...
A ribbon finishes him off.
This one has googly eyes.
This one has black plastic eyes.
Each one is a little different - Have fun!!

Happy Howl O Ween

Beau The Wine Doggy

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