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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!


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!



By: Jen Hrycyk of Jen CYK Photography


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


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!


– 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


  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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  8. Melina August 10, 2013 at 11:24 am

    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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