artistmom27
DIY Craft Project #16
March 15, 2013 at 6:04 PM

I love this idea!

http://www.upcyclethat.com/cork-planters/3086/

Cork Planters

These cork planters are super sweet. They are easy to make and make awesome fridge magnets. We also think they’d make for great upcycled gifts. Got a wine or plant lover on your list? We’ve got you covered.

cork planters

These cork planter fridge magnets make for a quick and easy DIY. They’re simple to make  and only require wine corks, magnets, some soil and succulent clippings. For tools you will need a hot glue gun, a pairing knife and a screw driver. If you’ve been saving your wine corks for a special project then you will love these cork planters. If you are having a special bottle of wine be sure to set aside the cork and make a special memento from it in the form of a succulent cork planter!

Step 1. Assemble your corks and get out your pocket knife or kitchen pairing knife. We recommend working over a box or newspaper to contain the cork carvings.

cork planter preparation

Step 2. Punch a hole in the cork with the head of a screwdriver.

punch a hole with a screwdriver

Step 3. Take the pairing knife and wiggle it around, carving out a hole into your cork.

carve your cork planter

Carving tip – Your hole should go about halfway down the cork.

cork planters

Step 4. With a hot glue gun, affix magnets onto your corks.

glue gun

Step 5. Fill your mini cork planters with soil.

potting soil for cork planters

Step 6. Plant your succulent clippings into the cork planters.

succulent planters

Step 7. Place your new magnets onto the fridge and admire your new cork planters!

cork planter fridge magnets

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