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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