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How to Turn Broken Wine Glasses Into Awesome Coconut Planters

What is it with wine glasses? They always seems to break off near the stem when they drop. Which happens quite often in our house. Yup, we like to party. Not the drugs, sex and rock and roll kind of parties, mind you. More like big bonfires, drumming circles and kumbaja till the early hours of the morning. So when our wine glasses break, what do we do? We turn them into fairy garden cloches or make these awesome coconut planters. It’s way more fun than just throwing them away 😀

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They look stunning as a rustic center piece and can be made in a few hours. So grab those broken glasses and some coconuts and let’s get cracking shall we 😉

How to Turn broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

Broken Glass. It’s just like glitter, isn’t it?Click to Tweet

First things first. Cutting the coconuts and getting all the yumminess out to use later.

How To Cut and Clean A Coconut

We prefer to buy our coconuts fresh, since it works out cheaper and I love the taste of the meat when it hasn’t been desiccated yet. It’s not so coconutty 😀 Did you know that the dried meat inside is called Copra? Me neither, LOL. Anyways to cut and clean the coconut you’ll need a glass (to drain the milk), hacksaw and a knife. Remove all the hair on the outside of the coconut. Don’t throw it away. You can use the hair to make these adorable miniature bird’s nests. Look for three little indents at the bottom of the coconut. One of the indents will feel more squishy than the others.

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

Grab a sharp knife and dig that little squishy indent and the meat behind it out.

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

Flip the coconut onto the glass and drain the milk. Once it’s empty you can use a hacksaw to cut it in half.

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

Scoop the meat out with a knife and save those inside bits for later. You can hop on over to my friend Jas’s delicious cooking site to get some amazing coconut recipes BTW.

Turning the Broken Wine Glasses and Coconuts into Planters

Eye ball the thickness of the wine stem and grab a drill bit that’s a little bit thicker and make a hole in the bottom, center of the coconut half. You’ll only need to drill into one of the halves since the indents should be wide enough for the stem of the wine glass to fit into. Don’t forget to drill a few small drainage holes too 😉

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

Mix up some strong all purpose glue and attach the wine stem to the coconut half. We used Pratley Steel Quickset but any waterproof, non-toxic glue like E6000 should work.

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

To hide the glue we just used some of the coconut hair that we removed earlier.

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

Once the glue has dried you can start filling the planters.

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

We put succulents in ours. The spikey job in the picture above is a Gasteria Flow, I think. They’re often confused with Aloes, but they require less light and make ideal house plants. They get their name from the sac-like shape of their flowers, which are supposed to resemble a stomach, hence the name gasteria, 😀 Ours have never flowered so I’m not 100% sure. Pot the offsets in a small pot, using the same soil as the mother plant and put it a warm, bright spot. Add a little bit of perlite to the mix to help aerate the soil and help retain water. It also makes the soil much lighter.

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

The little trailing plant is a Crassula pellucida. One of my all time fav indigenous succulents. She’s super easy to grow. Just cut one of her trails off and stick it in the ground. Each little leaf produces roots and a new plant will form in no time.

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

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Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

So next time someone breaks a wine glass, don’t throw it away. Save the bits and turn them into coconut planters instead.

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And you ever need to clean a coconut there’s a pin for that too 😉

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Let me know what you think and if you have any other ideas on what we can do with broken wine glasses. I know we’ll have a few more the next time we’re singing folk songs around the camp fire 😉 Don’t have any broken wine glasses? No problem, I’ve got you covered Disclosure: If you click on the links below, we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us buy new wine glasses for our next party 😉

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  • Posted: August 5, 2019 21:27


    I love this project idea! Totally fits with my tropical theme.
  • Posted: September 26, 2018 04:56

    Wine Glasses

    Wow!! Great use of the broken wine glasses. It can even be used for decorating tables of the restaurant with same concept. In place of using the vases, this is the great stuff.
    • Posted: September 26, 2018 07:18


      So glad you like them Benjamin. Thank you 😊
  • Posted: March 5, 2018 21:21

    Luis Esteve Sirvent

    ¡Muy buena idea!
    • Posted: March 6, 2018 09:05


      Muchas gracias Luis
  • Posted: February 26, 2018 23:43


    This is the coolest project!!!
    • Posted: February 27, 2018 04:21


      Thank you Janine 🙂
  • Posted: February 23, 2018 16:56


    What a cool project! I love how these turned out.
    • Posted: February 24, 2018 05:00


      Thanks so much Sarah 🙂
  • Posted: February 23, 2018 06:30

    Sam - Raggedy Bits

    Hahaha!! We have the same issues with champagne glasses in our house!! Will have to hang onto them the next time they break!! Fabulous creative idea!!
    • Posted: February 23, 2018 14:44


      😀 If I had to try drink champagne I would be on my ear or on my butt 😀 Thanks so much Sam
  • Posted: February 22, 2018 20:05

    Toni | Small Home Soul

    What a cute idea and a great repurpose for something that would otherwise go in the recycle bin.
    • Posted: February 23, 2018 04:42


      Thank you Toni 😊 We were just playing around with the goblet piece of the glass last weekend and there are so many recycle possibilities for that bit too.
  • Posted: February 20, 2018 22:48

    Nikki Gwin

    Oh so cute!! I need a coconut. And a wine glass. I love them. Pinned and shared! :) gwingal
    • Posted: February 21, 2018 11:08


      Thank you Nikki ❣
  • Posted: February 3, 2018 15:09


    Love it! Let's break some glasses!
    • Posted: February 4, 2018 10:29


      Yes!!!! 😀
  • Posted: January 25, 2018 01:17

    Kathy Of Corona

    What a fun tropical kinda Lahaina feel to them! Don't eat fresh coconuts, but might just to do this project. Oh yeah, then I need to find the stems as I don't really drink wine!
    • Posted: January 25, 2018 05:25


      Thank you Kathy 🙂 We don't drink wine either but we have loads of friends who do 🙂
  • Posted: January 22, 2018 06:05

    Keri Roberts

    Michelle, these coconut planters are amazing!! You're really too clever! Such a pretty repurpose.
    • Posted: January 22, 2018 06:49


      Thank you Keri, I'm super happy with how they turned out
  • Posted: January 15, 2018 17:00

    Christina Makri

    My mouth always opens aaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! I love, love, love it! You can work as a florist also, you know that? The combination of the plants is perfect! Excellent work and idea my friend. Unfortunately I throw away all my broken glasses last summer :(
    • Posted: January 16, 2018 04:35


      Thanks my friend, that means alot 💕
    • Posted: February 3, 2018 18:15


      I’m a florist and I love the idea! I have thrown all of my broken wine glasses and stems away reluctantly always feeling there must be something to useful purpose for them. Now that I found out what I can’t wait to make some and I love coconut. I might suggest a small filler of pea gravel at the base of the base of the shell for any excess water and a little air. Since they don’t need much water they are good for newbies! Great idea👍🏼👍🏼
      • Posted: February 4, 2018 10:27


        I have to remember that Debbie. I put a few small stone in before adding the soil but I probably should have added a bit more
  • Posted: January 13, 2018 17:08


    What a brilliant idea, Michelle! Happy New Year, my friend.
    • Posted: January 15, 2018 10:11


      Thank you Mia, and happy New Year to you too my friend
  • Posted: January 12, 2018 21:42


    This is such a wild idea, but I love it! I don't often buy fresh coconuts (I always have trouble cracking them open), but I do love the taste. The idea of using the shells as planters is really, really amazing though. What a great way to reuse those wine stems, too :)
    • Posted: January 15, 2018 10:12


      Thanks so much Jelica and you're right, they're really hard to crack open.
  • Posted: January 12, 2018 19:55

    Sadhna Grover

    O M G this is amazing, what a great idea of using those wine glasses and converting them into coconut planters. I am coming to your house whenever there is a party. I use a lot of coconut in my recipes, but getting fresh coconut and getting fresh flesh is a lot of work. I know in Hindi also the inside flesh of the dried coconut is called copra.
    • Posted: January 15, 2018 07:01


      Oh yay Sadhna, then I can taste some of those delicious dishes you're always cooking.
  • Posted: January 11, 2018 19:05

    Ellie Plummer

    This is such a fun idea, I love the coconuts, this would be brilliant in the summer time.
    • Posted: January 12, 2018 05:50


      Thanks so much Ellie 🙂
  • Posted: January 11, 2018 16:28

    Elizabeth O

    I really adore these glass coconut planters. You really did awesome work and really impressed me because of it. That is a one of a kind planter.
    • Posted: January 17, 2018 07:40


      Thank you Elizabeth, I'm glad you like them
  • Posted: January 11, 2018 09:54

    Tiffany Yong

    This is crazily brilliant! Do you have any idea how long such a coconut husk lasts? It's so environmentally friendly and so cool!
    • Posted: January 12, 2018 05:48


      Oh that's so good to know Tiffany, thank you. I'd love the planters to be around for a long time
  • Posted: January 11, 2018 09:23

    Julia - Vintage with Laces

    OMG Michelle, I have to go and break a wine glass and buy a coconut! This is such a genius, cool, and beautiful idea! I just love it!!! You should submit this to Somerset Home or Reloved Magazine. I wish, we'd live close to each other. We would have so much fun playing with junk and each other's furry babies, don't you think? You asked how Barney and Cosmo get along. Actually pretty well. They both know that Barney is the boss. :)
    • Posted: January 12, 2018 04:52


      Ahhh I'm glad to hear that and Barney is the oldest so he deserves the respect and wouldn't it be just amazing if we stayed closer Julia. We would have an absolute ball 💕
  • Posted: January 11, 2018 02:49


    A totally clever idea Michelle! Never would have thought this up in a million years, but I can see how the coconut halves would make awesome planters. Shaped just right. I say let's just go break some glasses!
    • Posted: January 11, 2018 06:15


      I say YES, let's do that Florence 😀
  • Posted: January 11, 2018 01:32


    Now, that is a really amazing idea! Truly original. Love it!
    • Posted: January 11, 2018 04:53


      Awwww Kim, thank you so much 😊
  • Posted: January 10, 2018 20:25

    Karrie Frost

    So Creative! Looks amazing. Thank you. That was not as complicated as I thought it would be.
    • Posted: January 16, 2018 04:36


      Thanks Karrie, they're actually really easy to make once the coconut has been cut 🙂
  • Posted: January 10, 2018 13:51

    Agnes Vazhure

    Wow!! That is totally impressive. Such a great and smart idea to make a coconut planter from a broken wine glass.
    • Posted: January 10, 2018 14:28


      Thank you Agnes, real glad you like it 😊
  • Posted: January 10, 2018 05:17

    Shubhada Bhide

    That is really amazing! Impressive indeed! You are so creative! I like seeing adorable crafts like this out of the smart ideas. Awesome!
    • Posted: January 10, 2018 05:53


      Thanks so much Shub 😊
  • Posted: January 10, 2018 03:45


    I took me a minute to figure out that you weren't cutting straight through the hole from the indent that you drained the milk out of but were rather using that hole instead of having to drill one in that half. Now I'm off to find some coconuts and have a wine party and hope somebody breaks a glass!
    • Posted: January 10, 2018 05:51


      LOL, Karlee hope you find some coconuts and enjoy the party 😀
  • Posted: January 10, 2018 03:43

    Nicole Flint

    Ooo those are so beautiful!! I loved the final result. This definitely has an island vibe!
    • Posted: January 10, 2018 14:29


      They do hey 😀 Thank you Nicole
  • Posted: January 9, 2018 20:27


    What fantastic coconut planters Michelle! And you made it look so easy!
    • Posted: January 10, 2018 14:16


      Thanks Maya. They were real easy to put together. Probably the most difficult thing was cutting the coconut in half and the hubby did all of that for me 😉
  • Posted: January 9, 2018 20:15

    corinne & kirsty

    oooh this is such a great and creative idea! i don't have wine glass but i know my parents have so many and also broken so many! i should send them this post!
    • Posted: January 10, 2018 08:02


      Your parents sound like my kinda people 😉
  • Posted: January 9, 2018 18:15


    Thats such a cute and creative idea! Would the coconuts get moldy?
    • Posted: January 10, 2018 05:56


      I don't think so Kym. The wood is surprisingly hard and as long as there's sufficient drainage it should last a long time
  • Posted: January 9, 2018 18:14


    This is the most creative thing I've seen today! What a great use of broken wine glasses.
    • Posted: January 10, 2018 08:01


      Thanks so much Chelsee, I'm glad you like them
  • Posted: January 9, 2018 17:34

    Natalie Dickinson

    Michelle your tutorials and creative genius are sooo good! I don't think I could ever think up something like this. What a cool idea! I smashed a glass at Christmas but I binned it unfortunately!
    • Posted: January 10, 2018 08:01


      Awwww that's a pity, we have a few more I could send to you 😄
  • Posted: January 9, 2018 17:24


    These are darling and such a wonderful idea. My wine glasses are always breaking and I love the thought on turning what's left of them into room art like this.
    • Posted: January 12, 2018 05:51


      I'm real glad you like them Kesha, thank you 🙂
  • Posted: January 9, 2018 16:41

    mily jain

    Such an amazing idea to resuse old wine glasses which are damaged or broken...coconut planters add such a beachy vibe to the home!
    • Posted: January 22, 2018 15:48


      They do and they make the most amazing mini serving bowls if you polish them up nicely
  • Posted: January 9, 2018 16:22


    I actually have a succulent that needs relocating from it's current small pot because it "gave birth" to a cactus next to it (don't ask me how, I have no idea how a cactus ended up in the same pot, haha). I always break wine glasses as well when I wash them as I am really clumsy. This would be a perfect solution for my little succulent to have it's own dedicated beautiful pot to grow alone in.
    • Posted: January 10, 2018 08:04


      😉 They tend to do that - make little babies when we're not looking and I'm sure the little one will be very happy in a coconut wine glass
  • Posted: January 9, 2018 13:41


    Wow - this is so creative. Mine normally crack through the cup part, I'd never even considered thinking about how to upcycle them. Not only is the topic of this post creative, but I LOVE the look & layout of the post, especially the pinterest post. Let me know if you want to join my SA Mommy Bloggers Pinterest Board and I will add you as a collaborator. #lekkerlinky
    • Posted: January 10, 2018 07:59


      That would be awesome, thank you
  • Posted: January 9, 2018 06:55


    This is such a good idea and a cute way to display succulents! Our wine glasses tend to shatter, but occasionally breaks at the stem. Now I know what to with them the next time it happens! 🤣
    • Posted: January 9, 2018 10:09


      LOL Sam, I think ours are the really cheap ones which is probably why they break at the stem although we have had a few shattered ones too 😉
  • Posted: January 9, 2018 03:47


    This is so creative and beautiful. The broken wine glasses make a beautiful setup and the coconut gives it so amazing look. I am going to try this, I already have few broken wine glasses from the get-togethers over the holidays.
    • Posted: January 9, 2018 04:53


      That's so cool Preet. Let me know how yours turn out 🙂
  • Posted: January 9, 2018 03:08


    What an incredible use for a broken wine glass! I love your creativity!
    • Posted: January 9, 2018 04:02


      🙂 Thank you Cindy
  • Posted: January 8, 2018 22:38


    Coconut planters? This is probably the coolest DIY i've seen in a while. It would be great for summer!
    • Posted: January 9, 2018 05:00


      Thanks so much Erica
  • Posted: January 8, 2018 21:35

    Linda at Mixed Kreations

    Very clever idea! I have never cared for the taste of wine but maybe I need to learn to like it, sounds like yall have lots of fun! LOL Love your wine glass coconut planters they turned out so pretty!
    • Posted: January 9, 2018 04:42


      I must admit, we're not big wine drinkers either. We prefer our beer 🙂 But we have loads of friends who looooove their wine and there's always a broken glass or two at the end of the evening
  • Posted: January 8, 2018 21:34

    Gail @Purple Hues and Me

    Very creative and quite trendy, Michelle! What an awesome idea to use broken glasses, coconut shells and succulent plants together!
    • Posted: January 9, 2018 04:52


      🙂 Thanks so much Gail. I love the dramatic contrast between the glass and the coconuts
  • Posted: January 8, 2018 21:24


    Oh you just gave me so much inspiration Michelle! I still have coconuts in store from when I made my candles, but now I love your planter idea, although I don't have any broken glasses at the moment, haha. But wow, what a fantastic and clever idea of yours. As always - impressive and gorgeous!!!
    • Posted: January 9, 2018 04:38


      😉 Thanks so much Katrin and you've just given me another idea. The planters would work beautifully as candles too
  • Posted: January 8, 2018 19:25

    Noleen Miller

    This is an amazing idea to use the coconut shells as planters. Thanks for sharing.#lekkerlinky
    • Posted: January 9, 2018 04:29


      It's a pleasure Noleen, thank so much for popping in to say hi
  • Posted: January 8, 2018 19:03


    These are GORGEOUS! So exotic and wonderful looking, I honestly don't know where you get these amazing ideas but they are so much fun to see and I love getting to see just how you created them. Again these look like something that you'd pay big money for, you are the craftygodessgenius, I swear!
    • Posted: January 9, 2018 04:33


      😀 Thanks so much Ithi 😀 One day hopefully we'll get to meet in real life and you can show me how to do that beautiful nail art of yours. Perhaps we can even break a wine glass or two 😉
  • Posted: January 8, 2018 18:30

    Charlene | High Heels & Fairy Tales

    These look so cool! I’d have never thought to do something like this. :) #LekkerLinky
    • Posted: January 10, 2018 14:30


      Thanks so much Charlene and thanks for hosting the #LekkerLinky for us South African bloggers
  • Posted: January 8, 2018 17:20


    Woho, I've never seen an idea like yours! You can actually benefit from having broken the wine glass and get some great coconut planters. It’s way more fun for sure. Thanks for showing how to open a coconut and basically all, step by step!
    • Posted: January 9, 2018 05:06


      Glad you liked it Wiola 😉
  • Posted: January 8, 2018 16:21

    Jeannette Wentzel

    This is so nice! I had a few broken glasses over the festive season and now I wish I kept the pieces. #Lekkerlinky
    • Posted: January 10, 2018 14:31


      Thanks Jeannette 😊 hopefully you 'll break a few more in 2018
  • Posted: January 8, 2018 14:32


    Thank you for showing how to even open and clean-out a coconut! This would have been useful while we were on a vacation, and found coconuts all over the yard of our airbnb. I am pinning this!
    • Posted: January 8, 2018 15:48


      It's a pleasure Jillian, those coconuts are tough nuts to crack and thanks so much for the pin
  • Posted: January 8, 2018 13:37


    I've said it before and I'll say it again, you come up with the most ingenious ideas, Michelle. These are fabulous!!!
    • Posted: January 8, 2018 13:50


      😊 Awwww Marie, thank you my friend. I really appreciate that
  • Posted: January 8, 2018 13:21


    Ok that is pretty awesome and can be used for tiki themed parties! For glasses that broke off perfectly like the ones shown in the picture, can you do anything with the top part of the glass?
    • Posted: January 8, 2018 13:32


      😀 We've been playing around with some ideas for those too. Hope fully we can do a blog post sometime soon.
    • Posted: February 3, 2018 20:32

      Nita Bunting

      I think the top part would make a great mini fairy garden to sit in a large potted plant.
      • Posted: February 4, 2018 10:26


        I love that idea Nita. We so enjoy making fairy gardens and creating a teeny one inside the goblet part really appeals to me
  • Posted: January 8, 2018 12:00

    Melissa Javan

    Interesting and very crafty
    • Posted: January 8, 2018 12:14


      Thank you Melissa 😊
  • Posted: January 8, 2018 11:39


    what a genius idea! love how the ended up looking! How did you come up with this? great job!
    • Posted: January 8, 2018 12:13


      LOL, sometimes you just have to make a plan and it seemed like we had loads of broken glasses after Christmas 😀

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