• Meghan Simonie

Repurposing Wine Corks

If you are a wine lover like me, you end up with a lot of corks. There is just something that stops me from getting rid of the corks. So, after stocking up quite the collection, and deciding to dip my hand in indoor gardening, I came up with a great solution for repurposing those corks.


Materials Required


  • Wine Corks

  • Steamer

  • Knife

  • Cutting Board

  • Glue Gun

  • Seed Kit


Step One


Collect your wine corks and steam them. If you have a vegetable steamer, this works best. However, you can also utilize a strainer over top of a pan with boiling water.

Steaming the corks can take about 10-15 minutes so they are soft enough to cut in half. If you grab one to test, the cork will literally cut like butter if it has been steamed enough.



Step Two


Layout your corks in a general idea of your plan based on your seed kits. I initially was going for the three pots in a row.



Step Three


Carefully use your glue gun to secure the wine corks that have been laid out. Make sure to hold the pieces together long enough for the glue to dry so the corks stay in place.


Step Four


Adjust as necessary. My pots didn't look right all in one row so I added a few corks to the middle to make a tiered look.



Step Five


Plant your seed kits and display your creativity proudly!



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