DIY Upcycled Cork Air Plant Magnets

April 1, 2016

Upcycle wine corks into a fun place to display your air plants with this DIY Upcycled Cork Air Plant Magnets project!

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DIY Upcycled Cork Air Plant Magnets

We recently threw my mother a surprise birthday party.  The party was wine-themed.  I made wine charms for all of the glasses and Pinterest-inspired centerpieces.  I used big, plastic wine glasses and filled them with a ton of wine corks.  Then, I added a bouquet of flowers to each centerpiece, as well as a bunch of real grapes.  They turned out really nice and were such a hit with guests! 

After the party, I took a centerpiece home to keep on my dining room table.  Once the flowers wilted, I washed the glass and dried out the corks.  Now I have SO many corks to use in DIY projects.  So I made my mom an agate stone cork bottle stopper and then made myself some cork air plant magnets.

DIY Upcycled Cork Air Plant Magnets

I have so many air plants in the house…STILL!  They’re one of the few houseplants that I can actually keep alive.  In fact, two of the air plants I used for this project sprouted from parent plants.  I’m actually quite proud of that!  These plants are small enough that they fit perfectly in the top of a cork. 



  1. Cut a hole at the top of the cork big enough and deep enough to snuggly fit a small air plant.  Shake out excess cork.
  2. Wrap a small piece of washi tape about 1/2 inch up from the bottom of the cork.  Paint that section with a paint marker.  Allow paint to dry.
  3. Glue a round magnet to the cork.  Allow glue to dry.
  4. Place an air plant in the hole at the top of the cork and display.

DIY Upcycled Cork Air Plant Magnets

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Have you made any DIY projects with wine corks?


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