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 – a chilled glass of our Sauvignon Blanc, 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 help with drainage. We wanted a rectangular shape, since we were creating these centerpieces for the long tables on our winery’s tasting room terraces, 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 these planter boxes were made for our tasting room terraces, which 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.
Browse our selection of handcrafted wines, using grapes grown on our family’s two vineyards in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. We are Demeter certified biodynamic, and have been since 2008. We ship to over 25 states and offer a Wine Club membership with quarterly deliveries of new wine releases, 20 – 25% discounts on all wines, and complimentary wine tastings at our estate in Los Olivos, CA. Our winery is open for wine tastings, picnics, and private tours and tastings.