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DIY Tutorial: Wine Cork Succulent Magnets {Gift Idea}

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homemade hostess gift idea: wine cork succulents

Hello my fellow hostesses! Jen here from Jen CYK Photography, and I’m back with an awesome little DIY gift that you will want to give to everyone you know! Trust me, I know this from personal experience!

DIY WINE CORK SUCCULENT MAGNETS {for Fabulous Gifts}

I love giving small but thoughtful gifts to people. So I figured out how to make these lovely little wine cork succulent magnets.  I’ve given them as part of birthday gifts, I’ve given them to people for no reason at all, and I’ve given them to the lovely hostesses around me. And every single person loves, loves, loves them!

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WINE CORK SUCCULENT MAGNETS – A DIY TUTORIAL

By: Jen Hrycyk of Jen CYK Photography

MATERIALS

– Glue gun & glue sticks
– Scissors
– Magnet roll that can be cut to size
– Toothpick
– Dirt
– Miniature succulents
– Wine corks
– Washi tape
– Ribbon (optional)

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

1. Create a hole in the center of your wine corks, about 3/4 of the way down. The simplest and quickest way that I’ve found to do this, is to use a drill and drill bit. Most of us or our significant others have this household tool. I hollow about 20 corks at a time, so I have them available as needed.

2. Fill the hole in your cork with dirt and pack it tightly to the top using a toothpick.

3. Add your succulents. I push the stems down with a toothpick, getting the root into the dirt as deep as possible.

4. Cut you magnet pieces about 1/2″ long, and glue them to the BACK of your cork with a hot glue gun. I’ve tried super glue, but found that hot glue is the only thing that adheres well to cork.

And there you have it! The sweetest little wine cork succulent magnets, that I guarantee will make people smile. Simple, inexpensive and thoughtful. Give it a try!

A bonus idea, wrap a row of washi tape around the your corks. This actually makes it much easier to transport, but most importantly, looks cute! For one more layer, tie a ribbon around your washi tape, and booooom…best gift ever! Enjoy!

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MATERIAL RESOURCES:

– Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks: Michael’s
– Scissors & Toothpick: Household items
– Magnet Roll: Michael’s
– Dirt: The Home Depot
– Miniature succulents: The Home Depot
– Wine Corks: Saved from wine I consumed
– Washi Tape: Michael’s
– Ribbon: Michael’s

By | 2016-12-25T10:49:10+00:00 September 21st, 2012|Free Printables|13 Comments

About the Author:

JEN HRYCYK of Jen CYK Photography® is a lover of all things happy, beautiful, positive, and inspirational. She has a genuine passion for visual beauty in every aspect of life, and loves to create inspiration through pictures, crafts, and everyday moments. Her love for photography stems from a lifetime of being ”the picture taker” of the group. Looking at her closet shelves, you’ll find dozens of albums that document Jen’s life since childhood. It was when she began to look at pictures as art that she found her voice. Her appreciation for photography as a visual expression of life is what inspires her to create beautiful things.

Jen CYK Photography®, her lifestyle photography studio, combines her enthusiasm for stunning images with her natural talent of connecting with people. As a Communications graduate from California State University of Long Beach, Jen is able to capture raw and genuine emotions in each person she works with. She loves sharing creative ideas as well as ways to make everyday moments shine a little brighter. She resides in Orange County, CA with her husband James, and favorite basset hound pup, Rampage. Jen smiles every day while doing what she loves. She’s blessed to have awesome clients who trust her to document both simple and amazing moments in their lives, again and again.

13 Comments

  1. My Love Wedding Ring September 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    These are so cute!! What a lovely idea…

  2. Kelly September 24, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Love this! I’m going to make some of these for holiday hostess gifts – thanks! :)

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  4. Jacy Harris November 12, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Super cute! How long do the plants last?

  5. Tosha January 24, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    hey thats so cute, best and cutest idea ever!

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    About how much does it cost to make 20 of them?

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    These are fantastic. I’m going to use them as a teacher gift for my son’s daycare with a note “Thanks for helping me grow”!

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