DIY Wine Cork Magnet Planters

 In CGT Blog

Filling your home with plants is a beautiful way to bring an extra dose of joy into your space, and we couldn’t imagine a more fun way to do it than by repurposing wine corks into tiny magnetic planters. We know you likely have some corks laying around from your weeknight glasses of wine, so why not put them to use?

Making these succulent planters is a quick project and only requires a few common household tools. So pour yourself a glass of wine, and let’s get to crafting!

What you need:

  • Wine corks – one for each planter you want to make
  • Hot glue gun
  • Magnets
  • Drill (5/16 bit works well)
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Soil
  • Tiny succulents or air plants
  • Craft paint (optional)
  • Paint brushes (optional)
  • Painter’s tape (optional)


  • Hold a wine cork with an adjustable wrench and use the drill to make a space for your plant. The hole should go about three quarters of the way down the cork, leaving enough cork to maintain the shape. Repeat with all the corks.
  • If you want to paint the corks, paint them entirely or use painter’s tape to create a clean line and only paint half. Let the paint dry before proceeding.
  • Use the hot glue gun to glue a magnet to the back of each cork.
  • If you’re using air plants, just rest them in the hole.
  • If you’re planting succulents, fill the hole with soil and plant a very small succulent in each one. You can also plant just one leaf of a succulent and it will grow from that!
  • Stick to your fridge or any other metal item in the house.
  • Enjoy that burst of color and don’t forget to water your succulents occasionally.

Looking for some corks to complete this project or a bottle of wine to enjoy while you make these sweet little planters? Chateau Grand Traverse wines are available throughout Michigan and in select markets outside the state. Pick up a bottle on your next visit to the store or order online.