Wine Cork Plant Container
DIY Wine Bottle Cork Plant Container
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Put in the plastic insert, fill with dirt and add the plants of your choice.
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.