01 April 2013

DIY Succulent Planters {Project Pretty}

I've had my windows opened almost everyday this week, with the smell of fresh air, flowering scents, and the sound of birds chirping strumming through my house. The world is awaking for it's deep winter's sleep. Nature is renewing and refreshing itself as we shift into spring. It's so delightful.

As we transition from winter to spring, I'm craving fresh flowers, fresh linen, and creamy whites. And I've really had the urge to bring a piece of spring into my home, so I decided to succulents was a great place to start. I've waiting several weeks for these cute little plants to arrive at the Lowe's Greenhouse, so I'm really excited to share my weekend project with you.

Here they are-- DIY Succulent Planters.

What you'll need:

  • Succulents (all shapes and colors. there are so many to choose from. go wild.)
  • Clay Pots
  • Dirt 
  • Gravel
  • Paint
  • Stencil 
  • Paint Brush
  • Paper Towel (optional)
  • Cup

 1. gathering supplies. lay everything out so it's easy to reach /// 2. pour a little paint inside your cup. dilute your paint with water. this will give you a "white wash" look /// 3. paint your pots. if you applied too much paint, you can wipe some off with your paper towel

4. & 5. with your stencil, add numbers, letters, or words to your pots. I used my oil paints which took a week to dry. cheap craft paint would work a lot better /// 6. & 7. fill your pots with dirt and arrange your succulents. pack them in for a more dramatic look /// 8. not shown, but add your gravel and water your plants well

Happy Planting!



  1. This is great! I've been wanting some succulents lately!
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  2. just found your blog thru a google search for other AF wives. love it! and I love these succulent planters. I was at lowes this weekend and talked myself out of buying some cute lil succulents, but now I think i need to go back!

  3. Just looking at this post made me smile cant wait to try this!!

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  4. I love these! Succulents are so easy to take care of too :) Plus you can plant them in cute pots, watering cans, or old vintage finds!


  5. I am so going to give this a try this summer-- I definitely do not have a green thumb, but these are too cute to pass up {& succulents are notoriously hard to kill!}

    New follower from Vintage Sunshine!


  6. Hi Emily!

    New follower here :) Just wanted to introduce myself and say hi.

    This DIY project looks great. I'll have to spruce up my porch with some pretty potted plants!
    I am enjoying your blog! Hope you'll stop by mine and check it out.

    All the Best,

    Christina @ The McGuire Family


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  9. Just looking for military wife blogs to read and came across yours. You have a beautiful family! Also, I am obsessing over succulents. Just planted a bunch of succulents in tea cups this past week and they are adorable! -Melissa

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