7 Creative Succulent Planters You Can DIY


It's summer, which means now is the perfect time to bring a little greenery into your home. You don't have to be a knowledgeable gardener to add a bit of plant life to your window sill, and these creative DIY succulent planters and containers compiled by are the perfect way to show off your pretty plants without dropping a ton of money. Use an old birdcage for a rustic, vintage touch, or simply add a layer of paint to mason jars for a planter that pops. Save your old tea tins once they are empty, or give new life to old kitchen items that you would normally throw away. It doesn't get much easier than making yourself a succulent garden, so here are seven different ideas to get you started.

By: Mady Dahlstrom, Senior Editor for

Step outside the box and get creative with your container gardening. For those of you lacking a green thumb, succulents are by far the easiest plant to keep alive. With a little creativity and imagination, you can DIY these clever succulent planters. From mason jars and berry baskets to drawers and vintage tea tins, these gorgeous planters are perfect for any room in your home.

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to dig in the dirt with these easy DIY container ideas by that go beyond the ordinary clay pot.

1. Birdcage

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Let your stylish shrubs thrive by spreading a few succulents throughout a birdcage. Planting succulents in a decorative birdcage is a stress-free and simple way to show off your sweet plants!

2. Berry Basket

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Perfect for your patio, kitchen table, or in your garden, this simple berry basket succulent planter is almost too easy to make. You can repurpose a plastic berry basket into a mini assortment of colorful succulents in just a few minutes.

3. Mason Jars

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Succulents and mason jars make a killer combo in this mason jar succulent planter idea. With a couple of glass jars, paint, and super cute succulents, you can DIY these shabby chic planters.

4. Bell Cups

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Dress up little bell cups with a metallic paint pen, gold leaf, or bright acrylic paint, and fill them with mini succulents to achieve the look of these adorable succulent planters. Even better, they only take five minutes to make!

5. Vintage Tea Tins

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Vintage tea tins make a great home for low maintenance plants. Place a few succulents in your favorite tins, display them on a shelf or mantel, mist them with a little water every few weeks, and you’re done.

6. Colander

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DIY this planter by using leftover items in your home. You can easily upcycle a colander into a succulent container by adding a few coats of spray paint, gravel, and soil.

7. Card Catalog Drawer

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Do you have a couple of old drawers sitting in your garage? Spruce them up by turning them into a pretty planter. Drill a few holes in the bottom, line them with garbage bags, fill with soil, and add some plants to make this DIY succulent drawer.

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