Easy DIY Plant Mulch from Wine Corks

Last updated on January 5, 2023

Make DIY plant mulch from wine corks as a great repurposing idea. It’s so simple too.

How cool is this? Corks for mulch! Who knew it would be such a great alternative to the traditional mulch? And it’s one of the awesome things to repurpose the corks into after you uncork a wine bottle, besides succulent planters, and charm tags.

I’d like to say it was my idea, but it wasn’t. My mother-in-law, who has a “neon green thumb,” came up with this idea. Her hubby loves to drink wine (in mod­er­a­tion of course!), and she loves to gar­den. Is this the per­fect mar­ry­ing of the two of them or what? Ok, in fair­ness, she likes to drink wine too…

Wine Cork Mulch

  • Save and col­lect wine/champagne corks (even ask friends to put their batch aside for you)
  • Store them in gro­cery bags or buckets
  • When you feel you have enough to fill your planter of choice, fill em’ up
  • You can use large planter areas or petite ones


For a great host­ gift, get a small planter, can, jar or what­ever cre­ative thing you would like. Then plant an herb or herbs, cover the top of the soil with corks. Add a cute wine phrase on your thank you card, such as “I cook with wine. Some­times I even add it to the food.”

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