You can never have enough fridge magnets. Not only do they make great reminders and organizational tools, but they can also brighten up your kitchen by adding a little personality to your fridge. If you’re an avid recycler and plant-lover, you can make your fridge reflect your interests with this easy DIY for magnetic cork planters.

Here’s what you need to get started:


  • Corks (one per plant)
  • Small plants
  • Neodymium disc magnets (1-2 per cork)
  • Strong glue
  • Small knife such as a kitchen paring knife or pocket knife


  1. After collecting all of your supplies, use the knife to dig a small hole in the corks. You might need a screwdriver to start the hole and then use the knife to widen it enough for a small plant. The hole should go about halfway down the cork.
  2. Using really strong glue, attach the neodymium disc magnets to one side of the cork. Depending on the size of the cork, you may two small magnets.
  3. Once the glue has dried, fill the holes of your cork planters with soil.
  4. Last, plant your clippings into your new magnetic planters.

Now, all you have to do is hold your cork planter against your fridge. The magnet will attract to the fridge and hold your new planter in place. While positioning your planter magnet, be careful not to pinch your fingers between the magnet and the fridge. Also, make sure the plant isn’t upside down.

If you’re a forgetful gardener, you should consider using clippings from a succulent plant for this project. Succulents are low-maintenance plants and they will thrive indoors. They don’t require water more than once a week. They are also good at adapting to different containers like corks.
You can use as many corks and plant clippings as you want and create a whole garden for your refrigerator. Or you can make them for your friends as gifts. These magnetic planters make great gifts because they are both practical and adorable. Your friends can use them to pin notes and reminders on their fridge, which will remind them of you too!