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How to Make The Cutest Little Wine Glass Planters

wine glass succulent planters

The perfect excuse to buy new wine glasses- wine glass planters! This simple project doesn’t stretch you if you aren’t much of a gardener (hand raised), but still gives you a cute little punch of green in your home.

If you’ve seen all the fun ideas for succulents floating around online and you’re ready to make your own, this wine glass planter project couldn’t be easier.

Tip: you can make succulent planters with any kind of wine glass. We bought new ones really inexpensively here, but you may be looking for what to do with old wine glasses if you have a few left over from a set.

succulent in wine glass with sand and dirt and pebbles

How to Make Wine Glass Planters 

You can whip these up in no time, and they would make the perfect gift! 

It would be super cute to add in little painted stones, decorative insects, or shells to spice these planters up a bit, but we’ll show you the basics here and you can let your imagination go wild with what other cute little items to tuck in.

Supplies For Wine Glass Planters

  • Wine glasses
  • Potting soil
  • Sand
  • Small pebbles or stones/sea glass/marbles – whatever you like the look of
  • Plants – tiny succulents are perfect!
  • Optional little decorations (painted rocks, decorative insects, shells, small crystals, marbles, beads, etc)
  • Spoon for scooping and placing sand and soil 
  • Toothpick 
  • Small paint brush to brush dirt off succulent at the end

wine glass terrarium supplies

Directions For Succulent Wine Glass Planters

Lay out a tarp or paper, because these things get messy! Or you can work outside to make cleanup much easier.

Fill glass with about 1/2” of sand

sand in wine glass to make succulent planters

Put a little soil in

Remove succulent from original container and place over soil

Fill in around the succulent with more soil using a spoon, packing it down gently.

planting a succulent in wine glass

Add river pebbles on top of soil.

Brush excess soil off of succulent.

Water and mist if you have a mister.

Alternative Idea: Air plants! You can modify this planter to use air plants instead of succulents if you want. Simply omit the potting soil, and place a small amount of sand, pebbles, shells, etc in the bottom of the glass. Nestle your air plant on the substrate and mist 2-3 times per week. See this page for complete air plant care instructions.

3 plants in wine glasses craft

Pssssssssst: Absolutely dread the idea of keeping plants alive? Try these really cute fake succulents. We won’t tell anyone they aren’t real.

Don’t have time to make this now? Pin it for later:

succulents in wine glasses diy

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Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.


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