Next time you open one of our delicious wines, keep the cork! You can add a touch of elegant flair to your potted plants with this do-it-yourself cork planter box display.
What You Will Need: Planter box, a lot of corks, hot glue, potting soil, and plants. We recommend enjoying a glass of wine while DIYing… choose from our white, rosé, or red wines, all handcrafted from biodynamic grapes grown on our family’s two vineyards.
Step 1: Choose a planter box of your desired size. Depending on where you put the planter box, and what types of flowers you put inside of it, consider having a plastic liner or holes in the bottom of the planter box to help with drainage. We wanted a rectangular shape, since we were creating these centerpieces for the long tables on our winery’s tasting room decks, located in Los Olivos, CA.
Step 2: Glue corks onto the outside of the planter box. We chose white wine corks for our planter boxes, so that the corks were similar colors. Feel free to experiment with used red wine corks, which add a pop of color and different textures. We found that using hot glue worked best to adhere the corks to the wooden box frame.
We used a pattern of two-by-two corks, alternating with vertical and horizontal patterns. You can arrange the corks so the logo and winery name face the same way, creating a consistent pattern, or randomly like we did.
Step 3: Fill planter box half way with potting soil. Be thoughtful about what you’ll be planting and make sure you use an appropriate soil type.
Step 4: The fun part…choose your plants! We used a variety of succulents because we loved the color scheme and the variety of textures, but any type of potted plant or flower will work. We chose succulents because our tasting room decks get a lot of sunlight.
Step 5: Plant your flowers or succulents, filling in gaps with leftover potting soil. Water lightly.
Your beautiful and simple planter box is complete! This is a great project that will continue to bring back memories of all the wines you’ve enjoyed.
At Beckmen Vineyards, we’ve always focused on our traditional family values to produce estate-grown premium wines made in harmony with nature that reflect a sense of place. We do what we love to bring you wines that you’ll love time and time again.
As Santa Barbara County’s first biodynamic vineyard in 2008, we focus on the most important part of winemaking, growing exceptional grapes. We are Demeter certified biodynamic.
We ship nationally and offer a winery membership with quarterly deliveries of new wine releases, 20 – 25% discounts on all wines, and complimentary wine tastings at our working vineyard estate in Los Olivos, CA. Our winery is open for wine tastings, picnics, and private tours and tastings.