Upcycling Wine Corks - Succulent Cork Planter Magnets April 17 2013

We're repurposing our jar of wine corks (real cork, not imitation or plastic).  If you haven't done so already, check out our last blog post on some really neat examples of upcycled wine corks.  These are a bit to advanced for us so we're just sticking with the basics!  The first way we upcycled our wine corks is by making mini succulent magnets.  Probably not a huge surprise to you given our love for succulents!


We love these mini magnets since they let us reuse our succulent scraps and bring a bit of nature indoors.  They also make really fun presents and always bring a smile to your face.  Plus, since succulents are hardy plants, they have a good chance of surviving.

Here's what you'll need:

- Wine corks
- Screwdriver
- Succulent Scraps
- Soil
- Magnet and glue gun
- Eye dropper

Here's how:

Step 1:  Hollw out the inside of the cork.  You can use a screwdriver or if you have it, use an extra large drill-bit.  It's a lot faster and your hands will thank you for it!

Step 2:  Stick the magnet to the side of the cork using a hot glue gun.

Step 3:  Place a little bit of soil into the hollowed out portion of the wine cork and add your succulent trimming.  Then, add additional soil around the edges and pad down.  Use the eye dropped to add a few drops of water.