DIY Cork Succulent Planters

Over the weekend, the BelleChic girls got together for two of our favorite things: brunch & crafts. What could possibly be better than stuffing your face full of dim sum and then downing a couple of bottles of wine with your favorite gals?

Answer: Basically nothing.

We tried our hands at a super adorable craft project that we found on Pinterest: DIY wine cork succulent planters.


Want to take a stab at these? Gather up your favorite group of girls and follow these steps:

  1. You’re going to need corks, a nail (or something else to dig out the cork), magnets, a hot glue gun and some succulents to plant. We recommend drinking the bottlesĀ while you work on their corks, but that is up to you.

    Succulents, corks & magnets.
  2. You’ll start by coring out the corks. We tried several methods, including a drill, but we found that a standard ol’ nail does the job just fine. You’ll want to scrape out the inside of the cork to give yourself enough room to put a single succulent (and its roots!) inside.

    Hollowed out cork. (Don’t hurt yourself!)
  3. Once the cork is hollowed out, get a succulent ready to plant! You’ll want to shake loose any dirt clumps attached, and then you’ll need to carefully push the roots down into the cork. Fill with enough extra dirt to keep the plant standing upright.
  4. Finally, you can glue a magnet to the backside of the planter with a hot glue gun. Be sure to hold it in place for a few seconds to ensure a sure stick.

    Hold the magnet in place for a moment to ensure a good stick!
  5. Show off your finished product! These magnets will stick pretty much anywhere, so go crazy!

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We LOVE LOVE LOVE how they turned out, and we’d love to hear about your experience making them as well! Leave us a comment to let us know how your DIY cork planters look! We hope you have as much fun as we did!