Top 5 DIY Succulent Planter Ideas

DIY Planter

There are so many diverse ideas on the web for succulent planters, that is why we have compiled the Top 5 DIY succulent planters for your creative exploration.

#1: A Unique Seashell Succulent Planter

This is an absolutely beautiful way to display and show off your plants, and it could not be easier to make. All you need is a conch-style seashell, some succulent soil, and some small colorful succulents. Fill your conch shell with soil and artfully plant your succulents within the shell. This will create a beautiful succulent planter perfect for a beach house or seaside home theme.

Succulent Seashell

#2: DIY Succulent Tower

For this display, all you need are bowls of different shapes and sizes, adhesive, succulent soil, decorative rocks or stones, and succulents, of course! Start by applying a heavy-duty adhesive to create your stack. The adhesive will prevent the bowls from tipping over. Once the adhesive has dried and you are satisfied with your tower, begin filling all the bowls with a layer of rocks or stones. This will support drainage for your plants.

Succulent Tower

Next, fill each bowl with a layer of succulent soil and plant your chosen succulents. It's helpful for spacing purposes to prepare each individual bowl to be ready at the same time for succulents, rather than planting each individual bowl one at a time. Once all the bowls on your tower are filled and you are happy with your design, find a place within your home to show it off. This tower is a great way to display multiple succulents in a small planter that makes a statement.

#3: A DIY Succulent Letter Garden

Spell out words that are close to your heart in a gorgeous way by using succulents. First, pick out your word or letter of choice. You can choose letters made out of wood or metal, whatever aesthetic of your choosing. However, note that if you wish to hang your letters on the wall, you will need to place a layer of chicken wire on the back of your letter and plant your succulents in moss so that they are secured. If you don’t plan on hanging the letters on the wall, then fill your letter planters with succulent soil and plant your succulents. This simple and easy design will surely brighten up any room and make a delightful statement.

Letter 'H' Planter

#4: A Teacup Succulent Planter

Why have a tea party with tea, when you can have a tea party with succulents? This is a beautiful way to bring the outdoors, indoors, or the indoors to be brought outdoors. For this design, all you need is a teacup of any design or size of your choosing. Simply fill the teacup with a layer of rocks for drainage, add succulent soil, and plant your chosen succulent. This is a great way to add some greenery to your home in a unique succulent planter.

Teacup Succulent

#5: A vertical succulent planter made from Cinder Blocks

This is an incredibly easy and cheap succulent planter to make. All you need are some cinder blocks and wire mesh which can be found at any hardware store. Start by stacking your cinder blocks into the design of your choice. Create height and length to encompass the space you are trying to fill. In order to secure the soil, cut the wire mesh into a cross-like shape and bend the sides to create a square that can encompass the holes within the cinder blocks. Once this is complete, fill the centers of your cinder block stack with succulent soil and plant your colorful succulents. This is a great way to add some green life to any room and make a real statement piece.

Cinder Block Succulent Planter


These are just a few of the best DIY succulent planters out there. So get creative, have fun, and enjoy your new planters and succulent plants!

Watering & Drainage Tip:

Succulents love good drainage, so if you aren’t able to include drainage holes in your succulent planter, make sure to water with care. Don’t flood your succulents, leaving their roots sitting in a puddle. This will lead to root rot and pest problems! Ideally, you will be able to incorporate proper drainage holes, but in the cases where that’s not possible, just water lightly and less frequently (about once a week or less depending on your climate).