How to Make a Champagne Cork Mouse | Sophie’s World

How to Make a Champagne Cork Mouse | Sophie’s World


hi I’m Sophie and welcome to my world
well Happy New Year everybody now if you had a great New Year’s possibly you had
some champagne at your New Year’s party or your New Year’s celebration and if
you did then you’re gonna have some champagne corks left over and that’s why
I have got the most adorable little craft for you it is a champagne cork
Mouse and I’m gonna teach you how to make him right now for this project you
will need a champagne cork a regular cork 20 pound 19 gauge wire needle nose
pliers five ball and straight pins wire cutters yarn ribbon fabric or yarn
ribbon hot glue a box cutter or exacto knife scissors and a cutting surface I’m
just going to cut three pieces so we’ve got our three pieces here and I’m going
to take my needle nose pliers and place them right at the very end and roll roll
roll to make like a fiddlehead and then with my needlenose pliers I’m just going
to pop those up like that so I’m going to do two of these so I end up with two
little fiddleheads just like that and then the other one remaining one I’m
going to leave long these are going to be the legs that’s going to be the tail
so starting with the body we’re gonna add our ears and then we’ll add these
pieces so to make the ears what I’m gonna do is take an exacto knife or a
box cutter in this case and I’m gonna pull the blade all the way out the box
cutter I find is a really really good tool to use for this as opposed to it’s
an exacto knife but you could do this with an exacto knife as well we’re gonna
cut about 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch and the best way that I found with corks is you
just kind of place it there and then roll your cork and it
should cut right through so I’ve got two of those and the next thing I’m going to
do is in this case I’m going to inset the ears so what I’m going to do is take
my little ear to get a sense of what the width is here I’m gonna put a little cut
here be very careful with your fingers of course and then I’m going to measure
put another little cut right about here now I’m going to kind of come in at an
angle on either side and you can pull your box cutter in a little bit just to
make sure that it doesn’t cut you but see now I’ve got a little hole in there
that I can place the ear and using some hot glue here just gonna put a little
bead of hot glue right there and slide your ear in and I’ve already got my
other side cut so I’m just gonna take my hot glue put my hot glue there and slide
the ear in this is definitely something that an adult should do not a child so
let’s add the face to do that we’re going to use our ball pins and you’re
going to take one ball pin here and using the wire cutters I’m just going to
cut so that I leave about a half inch to 3/4 of an inch from the top and just
place that right in the center and there’s your nose and we’re going to
give them two eyes there we go and there’s this little face now let’s
add these fabulous legs make them stand up so for this we’re just gonna take our
first leg we’re gonna go for the front kind of towards the front
here and just push those on in and on the other side push that on in now the reason that he has to have a
tail and this is very very important is because without the tail he will fall
over now I’m gonna adjust these little legs
here remember we’ve got that fiddle thing going on so I’m just gonna fiddle
them a little bit tighter there he goes and now to add his arms we’re just gonna
use two more of these little ball pins take it and they bend very nicely and
last but not least so he doesn’t get cold outside since it is chilly we’re
gonna add a little scarf now I was able to find this amazing woven ribbon it’s
kind of like scarf fabric ribbon which I absolutely love but you could use
whatever you find in your store just regular ribbon works or you can use you
could do some finger knitting if you wanted to just do some yarn and that
just gets a nice little simple tie there just so it looks like a regular fabulous
scarf and there you have it your very own champagne cork Mouse now I have a He right here but I also am going to teach you how to make a she but you got
to come back for that one so make sure that you check back next week because he is gonna get a she for more great ideas check us out at Sophie-world.com

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