I have an infatuation with wine corks and I am always looking for ways to repurpose them. This DIY magnetic wine cork succulents planter is the perfect way to propagate those succulent cuttings while decorating your fridge or office at the same time! Here is how you can make your own magnetic wine cork succulents planter in just minutes.
DIY Magnetic Wine Cork Planters for Succulents
First, let's take a look at what you will need:
- Wine corks
- Magnet strips
- Hot glue, glue gun
- Potting soil
- Succulent clipping
A few things about supplies: If you don't have wine corks, you can always ask friends to save you one, or buy them from your local craft store. Whenever I do a project that requires a magnet, I cut a piece from advertising magnets that companies get me. Nothing beats free and these magnets typically work great!
1. Begin by carving a planting space out of your cork. You want to dig about 1/2 an inch down. I simply used the tip of my scissors to carve out the space. Start picking away and cleaning out the cork until you have a sufficient planting space.
2. Add a few drops of water into the hole of the cork. Let it absorb into the hole. Add the potting soil. You don't want to overflow it, simply add enough soil so it is level with the top of the cork.
3. You can now add the magnet. Add a strip of hot glue to the magnet and press it to the cork until it is secure.
4. Now, add the succulent. Use a small cutting that has a freshly snipped end. Press it into the soil. Add a few dabs of water by dipping your finger in water and letting it drop into the soil.
Now all you need to do is stick the magnet on any metal surface where it will adhere. Somewhere in the home or office that gets some sun is ideal; however, succulents really don't require a lot of care to grow. In a few weeks, your succulent will start to root and you will need to transplant it to a larger container. Gently pull it from the cork and replace it with a fresh and new clipping.
See how fun and easy it can be to make your own magnetic wine cork succulent planter? As you can see, it is a smart way to use those old corks while giving those succulents a safe place to root.
Gather your supplies and give this easy and green craft a try!