Wine Cork Planter Ornament

6 Materials
$10
1 Hour
Easy

Make easy wine cork planter ornaments, using artificial flowers or plants. Using artificial plants will allow them to adorn a Christmas tree year after year. -And they make super cute stocking stuffers too!



These wine cork planters as Christmas tree ornaments were such a joy to make, like really, so much fun. The idea came to me after making my Wine Cork Succulent Planters that I made at my website, Artsy Pretty Plants. The beautiful thing about these is you don’t have to do any maintenance to keep them alive since the plants are artificial.



There are so many creative things you could plant these with. I like to keep an eye out at Michaels for 50% off artificial sprays/stems and see what looks good. Enjoy!


Step 1 | Drill The Wine Cork Holes:

 


Start with the hand drill and drill a pilot hole using a 1/8” bit.  For safety, you should use a bench vise grip to hold your cork.



Next, rinse the corks to get all the sawdust out of them.


Tip: I do a lot of projects with hollowed out wine corks, so I always do large batches at a time and save them for when I’m ready for another project.


Step 2 | Cut The Hanging Wire:

 


Step 3 | Create The Wine Cork Hanger Hole:

 


Using the awl, poke a hole in the bottom of the cork and twist it a little to widen the hole.


Step 4 | Thread The Hanging Wire Through The Cork:

 


After your pilot hole is drilled, use the 3/8" Forstner or 3/8" standard bit to drill the hole. Use painters tape to mark your stopping point by making a flag around the drill bit.


Step 5 | Cut The Artificial Plants To Prep For “Planting” The Wine Cork Planters:

 


Trim the floral stem to the right size for your cork. If it’s too short, you can plant it higher up by adding filler first.


Step 6 | Set The Plants In Place Within The Cork:

 


Place your stem and then add the plastic filler to help anchor it.


When it’s pretty well secured in place, add the pebbles to fully secure it and be sure to pack them tight around the stem. A poker stick of some type will help here.


Last Step | Top Off The Opening Of The Wine Cork Planter Ornament:


*For more in-process photos and more final photos, please visit the tutorial at Artsy Pretty Plants.

 

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