Be inspired by these pretty DIY succulent planter arrangements! They are box gardens for wall hanging.
Well, hello, and happy garden green to you!
Are you looking to try something new in this beautiful season? Let it be this project.
An easy DIY succulent planter is as beautiful as it is fun to make.
Fun Things to Do with your Friends
My girlfriends and I meet on the semi-regular to work on creative projects together.
We lovingly call this Craft Night.
I think they would both be surprised to realize that it’s been about 18 YEARS since we started doing this! No one can recall how it all began.
It likely sprung from a desire to make more time to be creative and to work on “our projects”.
We knew we would need to schedule that on the calendar and into our busy lives to make that happen.
Over the years, we’ve worked on different projects, in different places, at each one of our houses, indoors and outdoors, all while working around children, family, and work schedules.
There is usually food, always wine, and lots of conversation too.
Sometimes we inspire each other to try new creative endeavors; other times, we encourage each other along our paths.
It’s wonderful to get advice and bounce ideas off one another.
Projects may not always get finished that night, but the gathering is always good for the soul.
Hanging Succulent Planter
On this beautiful spring day, Amy has chosen a project for us. And it’s a good one!
She bought all the materials and offered up her beautiful backyard as a workspace.
Today we are making easy succulent garden planters.
Your very own portable garden that you can hang indoors or out.
This project is super simple and very enjoyable to build and plant any way you like.
You can’t mess this up because succulent plants are so sweet and beautiful.
Amy also brought some unique vines and sticks to include in our planter masterpieces.
Containers for Succulents
A succulent garden planter can be affordable too. Amy purchased the plants and materials at Home Depot.
She received these wooden containers from a friend.
They are Whole Foods catering boxes, but you can use any type of shallow wood or plastic container.
Look around the house, check rummage sales, thrift stores like Goodwill, or at your local resale shop for yours.
Discount stores like HomeGoods, TJMaxx, or Big Lots could also be excellent planter sources.
Be creative in your search; that is part of the fun!
What are Succulent Plants
Succulents are a group of plants that store water and nutrients in their leaves.
While they do need water to survive, they can endure extended periods of drought better than most plants because they rely on this energy.
They grow best in bright light but do not always like the hot sun.
Like cacti, succulents usually thrive in dry climates and don’t do as well in humidity.
There are many different types in an abundant assortment of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures.
One of the amazing qualities of succulents is their ability to propagate easily.
Many can grow new plants from leaves that fall off. Others develop new pups as they grow larger.
Below are the supplies needed for the project. (affiliate links are in color)
Branches, twigs, or other decorative touches optional
A Shallow Container
Hefty Heavy Duty Garbage Bags
Potting Mix or Cactus Soil
Poultry Netting/Chicken Wire hanging only
Wire Cutters hanging only
Pliers hanging only
Staple Gun hanging only
Where to Buy
Most of these materials are found at Home Depot, Lowes, or your local nursery.
I’ve also linked many options from Amazon in the supply list.
Check for wooden planters at resale shops, such as Goodwill.
If you cannot locate a wood planter, any shallow container will do; you just may not be able to hang it.
Instructions for Making a DIY Succulent Planter
1 Line your container with plastic. Heavy-duty garbage bags work great!
Trim the plastic so the edges are flush with the container rim.
2 Fill the container with soil.
3 Place a layer of sheet moss loosely over the planter.
4 This step is ONLY necessary if you plan to hang your planter.
You can skip this step if you don’t intend to hang the planter.
Staple the chicken wire to the planter along the perimeter to secure the edges.
5 This step is for a hanging planter only. Carefully fold the chicken wire edges down and around the edge of the planter with pliers or your fingers.
This will make the edges look cleaner and also protect you from the wire’s sharp edges.
6 Now, the fun part. Water the succulents before you pot them. Plant your succulents!
Get artsy and play around with the wonderful combinations of color and texture.
The plants may droop a bit after planting. Don’t worry.
Water them; with a little TLC, they will spring back to life!
Caring for Succulent Plants
These plants are very easy to grow.
Find a convenient place where you are able to water your succulent garden regularly, maybe a kitchen sink, laundry tub, or yard.
Allow water to drain completely through the soil to avoid root rot. Water again when the soil is completely dry from the previous watering.
You may want to try using a succulent fertilizer (affiliate link). It is inexpensive and provides the nutrients your plants need to stay healthy.
Expose your succulents to a reasonable amount of sun, shade, and mild temperatures.
Like any plant, succulents need room to grow.
Re-pot them if your garden planter grows and becomes overcrowded. As a result, your plants will live long, happy life.
More Planting Ideas
For more plant ideas, natural or faux, check out the links below!
This succulent planter project is truly enjoyable, beautiful, and easy peasy. Trust me!
Give it a try yourself or grab a few girlfriends and have a planting party. Please let me know if you do.
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