Succulent Corks

4 Materials
$20
30 Minutes
Easy
I just bought a bunch of plants for my front yard- stay tuned for a make over soon! In the mean time, here is some teeny tiny gardening- I am going to make what I like to call a succulent bonsai! (of course it’s a succulent what else would it be?) :)


I was inspired when I saw these fatty corks at the thrift store and got them all for a buck- I didn’t know what to make at the time- but I woke up this morning and it hit me!

Start by drilling the center of your cork out, I did this over a trash can because it will get messy with cork bits flying! Be sure to not go all the way through the cork, just a few centimeters above the base. If you want a wider lip than “stir” your drill around in the cork like you would a spoon in a bowl, widening the lip.

Now to garden, add a bit (i mean a bit!) of soil and then plant succulent

These would be adorable on a window will, on a shelf, as a table setting, as party or wedding favor, a magnet, or a simple gift!

I love bringing the outdoors inside my home!

The possibilities are endless :) So cute!!!

Suggested materials:

  • Cork
  • Drill bit that will fit a plant but also not bigger than cork (I used 1/2")
  • Moist potting soil
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  • MK McDonald MK McDonald on Feb 13, 2017
    They are adorable! I too, have little succulents in various cute vessels. I was just wondering how large those corks are. They seem big or maybe they're not. I was just curious. Thanks for posting this,

  • Diana Gibson Diana Gibson on Feb 14, 2017
    How often do you water

  • Rambie Rambie on Mar 19, 2017
    Adorably cute idea! How can I harvest my succulent leaves for many more beautiful baby plants? I love them and use them often?!?

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