If you’re anything like us, you’ve got a lot of corks hanging around. Well, perhaps it’s time to do something fun and creative with them! Did someone say DIY?
We teamed up with blogger Essie Q (of EssieDoesSummer) to create this gorgeous hanging wine cork succulent planter that you just have to try out. A step-by-step guide to make this amazing creation is down below.
PLUS, the perfect DIY wine cork project deserves the perfect DIY wine drink. Check out Essie Q’s delicious summer “frosé” recipe below as well. We just had to include it.
The following are excerpts from Essie’s blog.
I was waiting for even the slightest hint of Spring to whip this recipe out, and thanks to my friends at 90+ Cellars I already had this bottle of delicious rosé waiting for me. In my humble opinion, there’s no better combination than alcohol and something sweet – and this is both! Enter frosé, a frozen drink that will be the theme of your summer. These aren’t your mother’s slushies. I made this after a day of walking around New York city and it was far more refreshing than I could have ever imagined. Let’s dive into it, shall we?
what you need:
- Bottle of your favorite rosé (Lot 33 Rosé / Lot 132 Rosé / Magic Door La Belle en Rosé … you pick!)
- 6 washed strawberries
- 1 tbsp cane sugar syrup
- 1 tsp rose extract
- step 1: fill an ice cube tray with the rosé and stick it in the freezer until solid. Remember to save some of the actual rosé to make your frozen drink
- step 2: now to make 2 drinks, put 8 rosé ice cubes, 1/2 cup rosé, strawberries, sugar syrup, and rose extract in a blender and blend it all up
- step 3: divide your frosé into 2 glasses and serve, preferably on a rooftop.
What I like most about this recipe is the hint of rose flavor. I’ve made frosé many times but this has to have been my best batch, simply because of the twist that I put on it.
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What’s better than a bottle of really good merlot? Repurposing its cork into something really beautiful and functional, that’s what. I’ll have to admit; I took quite a few wine breaks while making this planter but I promise you that it’s a very quick and simple DIY.
what you’ll need:
- 3 wine corks
- small, sharp knife
- brass jewelry wire
- liquid gold paint
- small paintbrush
- non-toxic school glue
- 3 air plants
- step 1: using a small knife, carve out a small burrow in each of the corks. This part will hold the air plat so be aware of the size of your air plants. Be careful with the knife! Pro tip: the cork is easier to carve out if you soak it in water first.
- step 2: decorate the cork with gold paint according to what your style is – have fun with it!
- step 3: poke the jewelry wire through the cork longways. Leave about an inch and a half of wire on each side of the cork. Pushing it through requires a bit of patience, but it’s easier if your wire is less “bendy”.
- step 4: line the corks up on a flat surface. On each side, use the yarn to string the 3 copper wires together. For the most secure planter, tie a knot around the copper wire then bend a little bit of wire over the knot. Leave some extra string on one end of the “ladder” to use for hanging it up.
- step 5: glue an air plant to the bottom side (facing down) of each cork. Make sure it’s dry and the plants are secure before you you hang it up.P.S. I know I’m going to get many questions about this, so yes, it’s fine to glue the air plants as long as it’s not with a toxic glue (school glue is your best option). Air plants don’t need much attention to survive just a little bit of…you guessed it…air.
- step 6: hand up your planter in a window or above your bed!
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