DIY Succulent Planters


We’re so excited to be kicking off the first day of spring with all of you guys on WCCO. If you have had spring fever like a lot of us Minnesotans, and itching to do some spring DIY projects you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re sharing live with you guys how to create some fun and easy DIY succulent planters.

Succulents are everyone’s favorite right now. And let me tell you, these are also the perfect plants for us! They thrive in the easiest environments, and caring for them is super easy. They only need to be watered once a month. Score! Plus they are super cute and fairly inexpensive.

DIY Succulent Planters

From painted pots to simple containers, succulents make for the perfect statement piece for your spring decor. So today we’re sharing with you five super simple DIY succulent planters you can create.

Ombre Dip Dye


How adorable are these?! Just like Easter eggs, all you have to do is dip your pot into some dye.


  • Ceramic Pots | $1.99
  • Ty-die | $2.99
  • Bowl
  • Water

Following the instructions on your tie-dye packet once ready, take your ceramic pot and dunk it into the colored water. Hold it there for about 5 minutes. I just set my pot into the level of water where I wanted it. Then dunk it again but a little lower holding for 10 minutes. And again the third time but even lower holding for 15 minutes.  In between each dunk I just took a 1/2 cup of water out of the pot so that the level of colored water went down. And there ya have it! Your super fun tie-dye pots ready for planting.



Fabric Mod Podge


This one is my new favorite. With all of the new fun fabrics with different colors, patterns and textures out there why not incorporate it into some of your planters. I had everything on hand besides the pots, so that’s all I needed to buy. All you need is…


  • Mod Podge
  • Brush
  • Terracotta Planters | $1.99
  • Fabric

Start by cutting your fabric so that it will wrap around the entire pot, with a little extra room for folding it over. Start by coating some of your pots with Mod Podge, then adhering the fabric to the pot, coating the top of the fabric with Mod Podge as well. Work your way around the pot, cutting any slits at the top of the fabric where it starts to bundle up. That way you don’t have any puckering of the fabric, instead making nice little pleats. Once you’ve covered the pot with fabric and Mod Podge (both under and on top of fabric), let dry for 24 hours before planting!

Tip: Place an ice cube in your pots once a month to water.

Hanging Planters


Hanging planters are also the new rage right now. We sell these adorable pots in our store, and I’m obsessed. We hung three across the width of our wall in our living room, and they are adorable. So the only DIY you get with this project is planting the succulents, which makes for the perfect spring project for you non- DIY’ers.

Mason Jars



  • Mason Jar
  • Succulents
  • Dirt
  • Burlap
  • Colored Juted Rope

This one is equally as simple. Grab those old mason jars you already have on hand and plant some succulents in them and dress them up. You all know how much I looooove burlap so, of course, I wanted to tie some burlap around my pots and throw on a little ribbon. Even the store bought pots that the plants come in work just as well for me and then instead of investing in a new pot, I just take some burlap and just wrap it around the base like a Christmas tree skirt. You know what I’m referring to? Those plastic pots they come in that are meant to be replaced…


Gold Accents


And lastly, also one of my favorites and super fun to make, painted pots. Terracotta pots are super inexpensive are found at almost any home improvement store. But they aren’t the cutest. So instead of leaving them plain why not throw some fun paint on them with cool designs?


  • Terracotta pots
  • Craft Paint
  • Brushes
  • Painter’s Tape

Once you’ve bought your pots, paint the entire pot the base color you want. Then, once the pot is completely dry, tape off a pattern of some sort on the pot, I went for a geometric type design. Probably because that is the easiest thing to tape off! Haha!


Once you’ve taped off your pattern, carefully use the brush to paint the section you want to be painted. The number of coats you need will be determined by the brand of paint you bought. Regardless, I always do two just to be safe. And then once they’re dry, get those babies planted!

Tip: When using acrylic paint I always peel the tape off immediately after I paint, so it doesn’t peel the paint off once it dries.


There you have it, DIY succulent planters! Which one was your favorite? Let us know and show us your completed project!
Looking for more fun DIY spring projects, check out How to Make a Spring Wreath.