Drunk The Halls

My phone kept beepin’ n blippin’ last week as my episode with Paula Deen was on holiday repeat. I am officially a RERUN (and all I need is Shurl and Dee, bonus points if you get it). Repeating isn’t so bad, and if it was good once then it should be good twice, as they say. SHALIMAR! Good lord I need more coffee. Where was I going? Oh yes. This. This post from 2006 is an oldie-but-goodie and since I still have a growing collection of corks it might be time for Wreath Number 2, the 2012 edition. I’m gonna get on that. Cheers!

I am married to the craftiest man on earth. He can prepare anything in the kitchen, decorate as if his life depended on it, coordinate classically (even covered in tattoos, I might add), walk in 6-inch acrylic heels (I cannot) and paint a face like nobody’s business. There’s really not much he can’t do, so when he mentioned an idea he saw for holiday wreaths using wine corks I knew I was in for a special treat. Tacky? Yes. Ingenious? Absolutely. Luckily for him I drink wine on a daily basis so there’s no shortage of corks here! Next I hope he builds a greenhouse for me in the backyard with all the bottles I’ve emptied enjoyed–or at least a pretty little scaled down Taj Mahal that extends from our backyard in LA County to the bottom tip of the Baja Peninsula.

All you need are:
a wino husband
lots of corks (he used 151)
a gluegun
wreath frame, found in craft stores

Put on some Jimmy Smith or Vince Guaraldi, skewer corks with toothpicks and dab the end with glue and insert into wreath frame. Stand back, admire, and realize that you are now out of corks and must immediately replenish your supply.


  1. says

    Love this post! Funny and clever. The champagne corks are a classy addition and I love how the corks seem to be scattered. Great job, dynamic duo! I’m crafty too so this is my cuppa wine, uh, I mean tea. Happy holidays.

  2. says

    I could make the biggest wreath… and the backyard greenhouse Taj… 😉

    happy happy to you two – and many repeats!

    speaking of repeats! I saw the Top Chef “on a stick” episode again this morning – which you SHOULD have been a judge on… 😉

  3. says

    Wow! I now know what crafty project I must make for my brother in law next Christmas. It’s perfect! Mental note – must ask his wife to collect corks for a month! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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