What is it with wine glasses? They always seem 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 kumbaya 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 centerpiece and can be made in a few hours, depending on the glue you use 😉

Why do coconuts make great planters

Coconuts make great planters for several reasons:

  1. Natural Materials: Coconuts are made of natural materials and are biodegradable, making them environmentally friendly.
  2. Durable: The hard, woody exterior of a mature coconut is sturdy and will last a long time under the right conditions.
  3. Nutrients: Coconut fibre contains nutrients that are beneficial for plants. As the coconut decomposes, it releases nutrients into the soil, which helps the plant to grow.
  4. Portable: Coconuts are lightweight and easy to carry, making them ideal for transporting plants.
  5. Aesthetically Pleasing: Coconuts have a unique and attractive appearance that can add a tropical and exotic feel to any garden or indoor space.

Coconut planters are an excellent way to reuse natural resources and promote sustainable gardening practices.

Combine broken wine glass stems and coconuts to create this unique, upcycled and eco-friendly planter. Full tutorial @ACraftyMix

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Right, let’s 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. Anyways, to cut and clean the coconut, you’ll need a glass (to drain the milk), a 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 nests. Look for three little indents at the bottom of the coconut. One of the indents will feel more squishy than the others.

Dehair the coconut

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

Look for the soft indent and remove it with a knife

Flip the coconut onto the glass and drain the milk. Once empty, you can cut it in half with a hacksaw.

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 blog to get some amazing coconut recipes BTW.

Turning the Broken Wine Glasses and Coconuts into Planters

Attaching the stem

Eyeball 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 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, add some of the coconut hair around the stem.

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

Once the glue dries, you can start filling the planters.

Adding the plants

You can add any small plants to the coconut planters. We put succulents in ours.

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

I think the spikey job in the picture above is a Gasteria Flow. 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.

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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So next time someone breaks a wine glass, don’t throw it away. Save the bits and turn them into coconut planters instead. Or, if you prefer an elegant and stylish alternative that doesn’t involve a coconut, then you can use the broken wine glass stems to make these beauties.

Combine broken wine glass stems and coconuts to create this unique, upcycled and eco-friendly planter. Full tutorial @ACraftyMix

And if you don’t have a bunch of friends that break wine glasses, this quick video will show you just how easy it is to cut the stem off a wine glass so you can turn them into planters too.

How to Cut the Stem Off a Wine Glass

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More broken wine glass tutorials

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 campfire 😉 Don’t have any broken wine glasses? No problem, I’ve got you covered. Disclosure: If you click 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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