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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: March 5, 2020 08:32


      I know, right?!!😄💝
  • 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