Mini Succulent Cork Planters

Mini Succulent Cork Planters

DIY Thumb-sized Succulent planters

I don’t have a green thumb, but I’m totally smitten with succulents.  They are notoriously hardy and require very little water or care.  Love it!  That’s what makes succulents the perfect candidate for these adorable little thumb-sized planters.  Read on to learn how to recycle your wine corks into the cutest mini succulent cork planters.

Mini Succulent Cork Planters - Wine Cork Magnets

What You’ll Need:

  • Wine corks
  • Strong Magnets ~ We used tiny Neodymium magnets
  • Drill with a 3/8″ bit ~ you could also use an Exacto knife, but a drill just speeds things up a bit.
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • E6000 Glue ~ Hot Glue would work too
  • Cactus Mix Soil
  • Small Succulent Cutting ~ preferably one that has rooted already
  • Wooden Skewer or Toothpick

Mini Succulent Cork Planters - Wine Cork Magnets

Step 1: Prepare the Cork

Carefully hollow out the center of your wine cork.  Since I like to keep thinks quick and simple, I used a drill and a 3/8′ bit, although an Exacto knife an a little patience works too.  Safety first, so I held the cork tightly with a pair of needle nose pliers and then drilled out the center of the cork about 3/4 of the way down.  Super easy!

Mini Succulent Cork Planters - Wine Cork Magnets

Step 2: Turn your Planter into a Magnet

Once all the corks are hollowed out, you need to add a magnet.  Make sure that you use magnets that are heavy duty small enough so they won’t peak out from behind the cork.  We used Neodymium magnets and they worked great.  Glue the magnets to the side of the wine cork.  We used E6000 glue, although I have heard that hot glue would work as well.

Step 3: Planting your Mini Succulent

Now it’s time to plant a little succulent into the cork.  Start by adding a small amount of soil to the cork. Then, use a toothpick to dig a small hole in the center of the soil for the roots.  Plant the succulent and cover with a little more soil to hold the plant in place.  Your little succulent with will barely need any dirt to thrive.

Mini Succulent Cork Planters - Wine Cork Magnets

Step 4: Easy Care Instructions

Now that all the hard work is done, its time to enjoy your new mini succulent cork planters.  What could be better than these adorable little upcycled wine corks into teeny tiny succulent planters!  They look great on any magnetic surface, just make sure it’s in a sunny spot.  Think your refrigerator, a filing cabinet, magnetic chalkboard paint, an office cubical or any other area that needs a tiny pop of nature.

Succulents are notoriously hardy and require very little water or care.  Love that!  All they need is a little sun and just a little spritz of water every other week!  You could also use an eye dropper to add a few drops of water if you don’t have a spray bottle.  Since the roots are contained, the plants will stay cute and tiny.  Perfect!

Mini Succulent Cork Planters - Wine Cork Magnets

Simple, inexpensive and they make a thoughtful gift.

Until Next time


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