Wine Cork Plant Container

Updated on March 3, 2017

DIY Wine Bottle Cork Plant Container

DIY Wine Cork Crafts Plant Container
DIY Wine Cork Crafts Plant Container | Source

Materials You'll Need:

  • 63 larger corks 1 ¾ inches in length
  • plastic liner—found at your florists shop
  • coping saw/work gloves
  • clear silicone rubber adhesive sealant
  • hot- melt glue gun/2—8-inch glue sticks

Steps to Build Your DIY Wine Cork Plant Container

Step: 1 Picture shows bottom construction of wine cork planter box.
Step: 1 Picture shows bottom construction of wine cork planter box. | Source

Step 1:

  • To make the bottom of the box you will need 27 corks. Glue 9 corks side to side. Repeat once. Then glue 5 corks side to side and glue 2 pairs of corks lengthwise together. Start by laying the 9 cork strips vertically on the outsides of the bottom, with the 5-cork strip vertically in the middle of those. The 2 pairs of corks will be glued horizontally on each end of the 5-cork strip to fill in the spaces.

Step: 2 Ends of Cork Planter Box
Step: 2 Ends of Cork Planter Box | Source

Step 2:

  • You will need 18 corks for the ends of your planter box. Glue 3 corks lengthwise together. Repeat 3 more times. This makes 4 sets of 3 corks. Then glue 2 sets of 3 corks together end to end. Repeat once. Center sets of 6 corks on each end of the bottom from step 1 and glue on. Glue a single cork upright on each corner of these 6 corks. Cut another cork in half horizontally and glue cut side up on top of corner posts. This completes your end pieces.

Step: 3 Side Picture of Cork Container
Step: 3 Side Picture of Cork Container | Source

Step 3:

  • You will need 9 corks for each side of your planter box. Glue 3 corks lengthwise together. Repeat 3 times to make 3 sets of 3 corks. Glue the 4 sets of 3 corks horizontally to corner posts. The hole in the middle of each side will be filled with 2 corks glued in vertically and one cork horizontally on top of these and glued to the sets of 3 corks on each end.

Inside view of cork plant container box.
Inside view of cork plant container box. | Source
Step: 4 You could seal the inside cracks of box with a clear silicone sealant instead of using a clear insert.
Step: 4 You could seal the inside cracks of box with a clear silicone sealant instead of using a clear insert. | Source

Step 4:

  • Put in the plastic insert, fill with dirt and add the plants of your choice.

Tip:

If you don’t have a plastic insert all you really need to do is seal all the cracks between the corks with a clear silicone rubber adhesive sealant that you can purchase at your local hardware store.

These wine bottle cork planters make great gifts for your partying friends. Get your friends to save your corks for you or you can purchase them on Amazon and your neighborhood wine making stores.

Put in You Plants and enjoy. This is great box for succulants.
Put in You Plants and enjoy. This is great box for succulants. | Source

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        Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Thank you @Susan Trump. You can buy the corks at ebay or any wine making store . I did that for most of my Cork projects.LOL Cheers:)

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        Susan Trump 3 years ago from San Diego, California

        Very cute. Makes me wish I'd not quit drinking!

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        Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        You are welcome Peg. Mine has been growing for years and I love it too.

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        Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

        This is really a creative and green idea. I've been saving corks for a while now, and have been wondering what to do with them. Thanks for the good and practical use. Very clever.

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        Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Oh thank you @Shyron E Shenko. I hope you have fun making it and enjoy your cork planter for years to come. I love mine and it still looks great.

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        Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

        Hi Suzy, I came back to reread this, I just got some corks to make this.

        Thank you for sharing fun projects like this with us, your friends and followers.

        Voted up, UABI and shared.

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        Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Thank you thumbi7 for sharing and voting. I appreciate your comments.

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        JR Krishna 4 years ago from India

        Very creative and unique idea.

        I admire your patience in doing this.

        Voted up and shared

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        Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        So true Writer Fox. I return them and make 20 cents a bottle. Thanks for the laugh and your comment.

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        Writer Fox 4 years ago from the wadi near the little river

        What a truly creative idea! Now, we need to find something to do with all the empty wine bottles!

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        Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @Faith Reaper you can buy bags of corks at wine making stores in your town or over the internet. Thanks a lot for your comment and I really enjoyed the interview with you last week on the Hubs Weekly. God bless You ,you are a breast cancer survior. I did not know that. We are lucky to have your support here on Hubpages.

        @ChitrangadaSharan Thank you always for your support, votes, and sharing. You have been a loyal follower of mine and I appreciate that.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Hi suzzycue!

        Again this is very creative use of wine bottle cork and the look of the planter is so decent.

        Thanks for the helpful guide and lovely pictures! Voted up and shared!

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        Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

        Hi Suzzycue,

        I love all of your wine cork DIY projects, and this one especially! They are all so very clever.

        It would take a lot of corks and a lot of wine to drink, unless there is a place one can get such and then make it.

        Voted up +++ and sharing

        Hugs, Faith Reaper

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        Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @ billybuc. Thank you for sharing and it is always my pleasure to hear from you.

        @ The Dirt Farmer. Thank you for your comments sharing and votes.

        @ Thelma Alberts. It is a very fun project for plant lovers. Thanks for your comment and cheers!

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        Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

        Very creative! I will try this when I have enough bottle corks. Thanks for sharing.

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        Jill Spencer 4 years ago from United States

        What a great idea! Shared & voted up.

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        Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

        How very clever, Suzzy! I'm not terribly creative but even I could do this. Thanks for the tip and I'm passing it on.

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