Wine Cork Terrarium

This winter terrarium is the perfect addition to your Christmas decor. Display it on the mantle, or use it as part of your Christmas centerpiece to bring a touch of snowy magic inside.

All the fun of a winter wonderland, with none of the risk of frostbite. We're recycling wine corks and using them as succulent stands. By hot gluing the faux succulents to wine corks, they are anchored enough to stand up in the sea of faux snow. First step: open a bottle of vino.

Make a DIY succulent Christmas ornament.

What You'll Need:

  • Terrarium
  • Wine corks
  • Faux succulents
  • Scissors
  • Knife
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Artificial snow
  • Other Christmas embellishments

Step 1: Create wine cork stands

Recycle old wine corks by turning them into mini succulents stands - we won't tell if you open a bottle just for this project! Use a sharp knife to cut corks in half horizontally, or create a mix of various sizes of cork stands. Use hot glue to attach a faux succulent (or other Christmas embellishment) to the top of each cork section and let dry. We used faux plants so we could display this project year after year - plus, there's not a good way to water real succulents once they're placed in a bed of fake snow. 

Step 2: Embellish

When all your succulents are attached to wine cork stands and the glue is dry, add small embellishments to turn this winter scene into a gorgeous Christmas display. Used a dab of glue to add rustic wood star shapes to each succulent tree, or use other small Christmas accents, like red beads or mini ornaments. 

Step 3: Display!

Fill the bottom of an open-top glass container with artificial snow. The snow should be deep enough to holds the cork stands up, but not so deep it covers the succulents. Arrange the succulent stands in the terrarium, and add more faux succulents or embellishments as needed to fill the space. We love the way the succulents look against a background of white faux snow and bottle brush trees!

Got leftover corks? Try these wine cork crafts projects!


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