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 whilst DIYing – a chilled glass of our Grenache Rosé, crafted from certified biodynamic grapes, is a perfect pairing!
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 drain water.
Step 2: Glue corks onto the outside of the planter box. We chose new corks for our planter boxes, so that each cork was the same size and shape. Feel free to experiment with used 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 these planter boxes were made for our tasting room patio, which gets 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! Now you have the perfect excuse to open more bottles of Beckmen wine and keep those corks. Browse our wine shop to find your favorite red, rosé, or white wines, delivered directly from our winery to your doorstep. Cheers!