These cute and colorful wine cork succulent planter magnets make your refrigerator way more charming. Even not-so-green thumbs can easily makes these.
wine cork succulent planter magnets
I have a confession. I’m a terrible gardener. Not just “I don’t grow things well,” but, as I walk by a plant, it starts to wilt.
My husband doesn’t even trust me to water our own garden when he goes out of town. And by “our garden,” I mean, “the garden he grows.” How much water? Too much light? Too little light? Shade? No shade? Perennial? Annual? I won’t remember.
I have no explanation for this deficiency. Gardening is just not in my bones.
But I hear these succulent things are pretty hardy, so maybe they can survive with me around. And they are all the rage, right? So what could possibly go wrong?
Especially when you add wine.
While I may not be a gardener, I’m a great wine drinker, so I have plenty of wine corks on hand for this project. And I’m all about the DIY kitchen crafts.
craft supplies you will need
- wine corks
- drill with size 5/16 bit
- craft paint (optional)
- paint brushes (optional)
- blue painters tape (optional)
- hot glue gun
- small succulent pieces
Drill cavities in the wine corks first.
Choose whichever size drill bit works best with your wine corks. That is, the bit that is big enough to drill a cavity, but not so large to crumble the edges of the cork.
I used a size 5/16-inch.
Hold the wine cork with the wrench and drill a hole in the center of the cork. (I’m making you use a wrench so you don’t accidentally drill your fingers. No injuries on my watch, please!)
You may need to drill two or three times to get a good size cavity. Be sure to only drill about three quarters of the way down the cork. Shake out any of the cork dust.
Next, paint your corks and let the paint dry completely. I blocked off the top of the cork with blue tape to give a dipped-paint look. If you’d like a more natural look, skip this step and don’t paint the corks at all.
Use the hot glue gun to glue two to three magnets on the side of the cork. Let set well.
Add your succulent and soil and adhere to a magnetic surface.
I love my little rainbow of wine cork succulent planter magnets. Maybe this will give me the confidence to tackle some real gardening. (Husband enters, waving hands wildly and vigorously shaking his head, “NO!”) The wine cork succulent magnets how-tos also appear on Crafts by Amanda.
Sherry Smothermon-Short says
These. Are. Awesome.
I made these for myself and my friends , but they mostly withered and died because my fridge didn’t have any sunlight coming into the kitchen. I’m wondering if using an air plant and rocks instead of soil would work next time!
Hi Monique! Aaah, I have so little knowledge when it comes to growing things, but it sounds like you would be right! I hope so!
I’m planning on taking my plants out for some sunshine (or put them in a window ) once or twice a week, by simply putting them on a cookie sheet for easy transport. 🙂
Brilliant! I don’t have a green thumb, so that’s the kind of thing I would never have thought of!
Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch says
Meaghan, Thank for contributing this post to my Craft & Food Roundups request. I have featured it in my latest post “All About Succulents: Decorating”. Come check it out and feel free to share with your friends!! Thanks, Nichi
Looks amazing, thank you so much Nichi!
Wow those look great::-)
We craft at home often with magnets.
I don#t habe much of a green thumb, but I reused your Idea with “Fake” plants, and some I filled with little feathers.
I used the glue and magnets from www.magnet-shop.com.
Maybe you can find somethings there too:-)
Thank you so much Sofia! LOVE the idea of feathers!!!
I love these – they look so cute! I’m quite terrible at gardening too, so this sort of “gardening” suits me down to the ground!
I recently tried another craft idea from Pinterest using magnets and bought mine from www.prontodirect.co.uk – for anyone else unsure where to buy strong magnets 🙂 x
Where in the heck did you get the tiny succulents? These are adorable!
Ohmygoodness, I made these so long ago. If I recall, I went to a fancy nursery place. I’m pretty clueless about plants, though!