Crafters have been using wine corks in their DIYs since the days of mom's Pinot Grigio-fueled wreath, decked out in faux grapes. But a thoroughly of-the-moment addition—tiny succulent cuttings—ups the cool factor on this Olivia Pope-approved project. "You can upcycle your used wine corks or purchase unused corks at a craft store," explains Tawni Daigle, author of DIY Succulents. "These make great favors for your next wine-tasting party or book club." Just be sure not to drink and power drill!
What You Need
¼" drill bit
Pencil or similar pointy tool
What to Do
1. Drill a hole as deep into your cork as possible without drilling all the way through.
2. Fill the hole with succulent soil.
3. Choose a small succulent to plant in your cork.
4. Use a pencil or other long pointy tool to create a hole in your soil for the stem and roots of your plant to fit into.
5. Plant your succulent!
Keep your cork planters in bright indirect sunlight and water every couple of days. Only a small amount of soil will fit in your cork, so it will dry out quickly.
Get creative and add interest to your wine cork planters by gluing moss to the tops, or create cute hanging planters by adding magnetic strips to the backs. You might even use them as little centerpieces by tying multiple cork planters together with twine!
Excerpted from DIY Succulents: From Placecards to Wreaths, 35+ Ideas for Creative Projects with Succulents Copyright © 2015 by Tawni Daigle and published by F+W Media, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photography by Tawni Daigle.