Air Plant Wine Bottle Cork Magnets


Here's a clever way to upcycle those wine corks! I’ve been totally infatuated with air plants lately. I mean, what’s not to love about something that needs virtually no care at all? Moisture and nutrients are gathered from the air.
This craft project couldn’t be easier and all you need is four items:
1. A wine bottle cork — maybe a cork from that special occasion that you want to remember.
2. A fast-drying non-toxic glue.
3. A magnet — Available at office supply stores. Also consider magnetic tape which can be easily cut to any desired length. By the way, you don’t have to use a magnet but doing so allows you to easily attach to the fridge or medicine cabinet.
4. An air plant — there are lots of sources online for mail order and if you’re in the southern US, you probably have some on a nearby tree you can pluck.
Attach the magnet to the cork using glue and allow to dry completely. Using a tiny bit of glue, attach the air plant to the cork. That’s it! {You'll need to spritz it with water once a week to keep it happy!}
Tillandsia is a genus of plants that includes such things as Spanish and Ball mosses. Their roots are only used as an anchor as they are not parasitic. Pretty cool, huh?
I have a couple of air plants attached to driftwood and they live in the shower. Every now and then, they get a spritz of water but I think they’re happy with the humidity as they are thriving beautifully.
So, start saving those corks and upcycle them into something clever like these Air Plant Wine Bottle Cork Magnets today! For more information and other craft, garden, and recipe ideas, stop be Green Thumb White Apron and say hi!

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3 questions
  • Jim
    on Feb 9, 2016

    HI I want to make air plants inside the corks like you did. Did you start with seeds? Also, what is the specific name of these tillansiams? Where did u buy them or the seeds?

    • Booze Baron
      on Apr 7, 2017

      Just bought one of these at a local Walgreens having no idea what it was (thought maybe it was aloe) but after googling around was surprised to learn that an "airplant" is (seemingly) an actual 'plant' I guess - That said, what becomes of these over time? Mines in a ceramic egg (for easter) 🐣 but no clue how big they'll get or is this it? I mean do they grow more? Or is it a static moss/weed growth type thing? Totally confused lol thanks!
  • Linda Torrence
    on Apr 22, 2016

    Don't you have to cut out the cork for the plant. Also any ideas for hanging these on the wall?

    • GreenThumbWhiteApron.com
      on Apr 22, 2016

      Since they're air plants, just attach them with a bit of water based glue and you're good to go. I have seen a hole drilled in the cork too. As far as for wall hanging, maybe just screw a small eye-hook in the back and hang from a nail. Have fun and good luck!

  • Lily
    on Sep 25, 2018

    Where can I purchase Air plant?

    • Debbie
      on Jun 16, 2019

      Amazon has them. Our local grocery stores carries lots of them.

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  • KatAych
    on Feb 7, 2016

    I love this idea!!! I have a lot of extra corks after filling a big display jug and was wondering what to do with them...this is a super cute idea!!! Thanks!!!

  • Nancy Wilson
    on May 19, 2017

    I love plants but I have a cat who loves them too. I have decided to go with air plants because I can hang them on the wall where the cat can't reach them. As I live in an apartment I can't go putting holes in the wall so I am going to use Command strips which are double sided and come in all shapes and sizes. This cork idea will work beautifully with that. Lightweight, attractive.....I'd better get drinking some wine!
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