How to Make a Cute Cork Sheep

by Sarah - Craft Invaders

Have you ever wondered why we have a cute cork sheep as the Craft Invaders logo? The reason is simple. Our ‘How to Make a Cute Cork Sheep’ post was our very first craft tutorial that we posted online. Not surprisingly, this post never received many views in the early days so I thought it was time that I updated it and shared it with you all again.

Our cute cork sheep tutorial is a great recycled craft idea which is fun to make with kids. Why not make a whole farmyard of cork animals.

There is no lovelier sight than a English spring meadow full of cute little lambs.  We now have them in the house and garden too, and so can you!  All you need is a couple of corks (something I always seem to have!), a few matchsticks, and some yarn.

How to Make a Cute Cork Sheep

Our cute cork sheep tutorial is a great recycled craft idea which is fun to make with kids. Why not make a whole farmyard of cork animals.

Gather your bits and pieces. Take one cork and cut it in half, then cut one of those halves into 2 semi circles. These will be the head. Paint all your pieces and 4 of the matchsticks black.

Our cute cork sheep tutorial is a great recycled craft idea which is fun to make with kids. Why not make a whole farmyard of cork animals.

Wind the yarn around the whole cork, and stick a little to one end (the front). Use a Bradawl to make 4 holes to slot the legs into.

Our cute cork sheep tutorial is a great recycled craft idea which is fun to make with kids. Why not make a whole farmyard of cork animals.

Glue the head pieces together and add some eyes and perhaps a tuft of hair.

Our cute cork sheep tutorial is a great recycled craft idea which is fun to make with kids. Why not make a whole farmyard of cork animals.

Use half a matchstick to attach the head to the body (using the Bradawl to again make the holes). We also used a slither of cork to make a tail.  Stand back and admire your cute little cork sheep!

Our cute cork sheep tutorial is a great recycled craft idea which is fun to make with kids. Why not make a whole farmyard of cork animals.

Why not make a whole farmyard of little cork animals – we’re planning on trying pigs next! If you enjoyed this craft tutorial and want some more recycled craft inspiration, why not check out our Making a Bottle Garden and Recycled Magazine Basket posts.Our cute cork sheep tutorial is a great recycled craft idea which is fun to make with kids. Why not make a whole farmyard of cork animals.

The Craft Invaders makes may have become a bit more refined since this first tutorial but we still have a soft spot for our cute cork sheep:)

Our cute cork sheep tutorial is a great recycled craft idea which is fun to make with kids. Why not make a whole farmyard of cork animals. #WineCorkCrafts #WineCork #KidsCrafts #RecycledCrafts

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29 comments

Michelle Leslie February 15, 2019 - 1:38 pm

Ahhhhhhh finally. I never realized you’d posted a tutorial way back when on how to make this little cutie pie. I’ve always loved that little sheep

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 10, 2019 - 10:41 pm

Me too. I keep thinking how I should get a more ‘grown-up’ favicon but love him too much (and we should all remember where we came from!) x

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How To Sunday #22 - Monkey and Mouse March 5, 2016 - 11:10 pm

[…] I also loved Craft Invader’s sweet cork sheep, they are the perfect spring […]

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 6, 2016 - 11:32 am

Thanks for featuring us Jenny x

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Monkey and Mouse March 5, 2016 - 10:37 pm

I love this! What a great use of corks and the sheep look so sweet. I will definitely need to pin this. Thanks so much for linking up to #Howtosunday 🙂 x

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 6, 2016 - 11:33 am

They do Look really cute – keep meaning to try some other animals. Thanks for having us on How to Sunday x

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Angela / Only Crumbs Remain February 28, 2016 - 3:08 pm

How cute are these! They’re great, love ’em! #HowtoSundays
Angela x

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 2, 2016 - 2:47 pm

Thanks Angela, they are such fun to make 🙂

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Little Miss & Mummy February 28, 2016 - 8:58 am

Such a cute idea and something I would not have thought about making. Thank you. One I’ll have a go at x

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 2, 2016 - 2:51 pm

They are lovely and simple to make, and a great excuse to get a bottle of wine in x

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Becky, Cuddle Fairy February 15, 2016 - 4:42 pm

I’ve been drinking wine all week in preparation for this craft! lol I love these little sheep – my boys are excited to make them. We need one more cork then we are away! Thanks so much for linking up with #bloggerclubuk x

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Sarah - Craft Invaders February 16, 2016 - 8:01 pm

That’s true craft dedication! You’ll have to post the pictures when you make them 🙂

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Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed February 13, 2016 - 12:13 pm

I love your cork sheep Sarah, a fab idea & they do look so cute. Thanks for sharing x

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Sarah - Craft Invaders February 14, 2016 - 3:16 pm

Thanks Sarah, they are great fun to make 🙂

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Jo February 10, 2016 - 7:45 pm

Sooo sweet, although lamb also nice roasted then munched with homemade mint and apple jelly

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Sarah - Craft Invaders February 11, 2016 - 2:19 pm

Haha, we did enjoy your lovely mint and apple jelly – in fact you should start doing some guest posts for us – I’ll save you a slot for next month xxx

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wendy February 10, 2016 - 2:19 pm

Aww such a good idea and what a cute little sheep. I think 5 this may be a bit top fiddly for my 2year old..I might give if a go though xx #BloggerClubUK

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Sarah - Craft Invaders February 11, 2016 - 2:23 pm

They are great fun to make, I keep meaning to try some other animals. The one in the photo sits on my desk, and looks over me while I am blogging 🙂

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Vicky February 10, 2016 - 12:49 pm

Such a cute idea

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Sarah - Craft Invaders February 11, 2016 - 2:23 pm

Thanks Vicky, they are ever so easy to make 🙂

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Blossom & Badger - Vikki August 4, 2015 - 7:21 am

Super sheep! And a great excuse to combine some wine drinking and craft. #trash2treasure

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Sarah August 4, 2015 - 7:41 am

It is the perfect excuse! Thanks for dropping by x

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Claire August 3, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Great idea, super simple but super cute… and fun to play with after too!! #trash2treasure

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Sarah August 3, 2015 - 5:40 pm

Think I play with them more than the kids, thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment x

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Coombe Mill - Fiona Cambouropoulos August 3, 2015 - 4:20 pm

This is a genius idea, I’m going to have to give it a go (glug)no hardship there! So clever and they look very like our Jacobs Sheep too! I wonder if I can make more animals up with a similar theme? I did do a pig winding pink wool round a toilet roll, I’ll see if I can convert it to this cork method. Thank you for sharing with me on #Trash2Treasure.

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Sarah August 3, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Oh pigs would be really cute, of course you’d need a bottle of rose for that one!

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Let kids be kids August 3, 2015 - 3:21 pm

That sheep is really cute. Lovely simple idea. #Trash2Treasure

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Sarah August 3, 2015 - 5:33 pm

Thanks for popping in x

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How to make recycled cork sheep – Recycled Crafts May 12, 2015 - 4:55 pm

[…] is as cute as I do pop on over to the blog Craft Invaders to see the full step by step tutorial on how to make a cute sheep out of recycled corks. Wouldn’t these be cute in a whole flock of white ones with one black […]

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