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Cork Love Bugs

Make some cute love bugs for Valentine's Day or just for fun using wine corks and a few inexpensive supplies. This is a guide about cork love bugs.


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January 29, 2014

These adorable bugs are easy to make and a great way to use up any corks you have laying around!


  • corks
  • colored paper
  • chenille sticks
  • googly eyes
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors


  1. Cut out two heart templates from heavy paper or cardboard. Trace two of each size onto your colored papers. Cut them out.
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  3. Glue the smaller heart onto the larger one. These will be the bugs wings.
  4. Using the point of your scissors, poke a hole into the top of the cork.
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  6. Glue the googly eyes onto the cork.
  7. Glue the wings to the back of the bug.
  8. Cut a piece of chenille stick approx. 2 in. long. Fold it in half and then curl the ends. (I curled them around a pencil.)
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  10. Put some hot glue into the hole at the top of the cork, then insert the antennae into the hole and hold until stuck.
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