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DIY Easy & Impressive Cork Planter Box

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!

Beckmen cork planter
Beckmen planter box

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.

Beckmen cork planter colored corks

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.

Beckmen cork planter pattern

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.

Beckmen cork planter dirt

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.

Beckmen cork planter succulents

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.

Beckmen cork planter filling

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!

Beckmen cork planter
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