Easy DIY Plant Mulch from Wine Corks

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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, 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.”