DIY Succulent Planters

I hope everyone is sporting something green today in honor of St. Patrick’s Day! Growing up, I always forgot to wear something green but avoided being pinched by saying my eyes were green. Total cop-out but it always worked! I’m multi-tasking today by celebrating Irish culture AND bringing you a DIY that will add a touch of green to your home! Am I a professional blogger or what? (I wish.)


:: miniature succulents
:: empty soup cans in assorted sizes
:: cactus soil
:: hammer
:: nails

1 | Clean your soup cans well using a residue remover like Goo Gone.

2 | So that your plants can drain well, use a nail to poke a few holes in the bottom of each soup can.

3 | Fill your soup cans up about half way with cactus soil.

4 | Carefully remove succulents from the containers they came in and lightly loosen the soil around the roots. Continue filling the can with cactus soil and pat down well.

5 | Water your succulents generously just this once. Ideally, succulents need to be placed where they will get several hours of sunlight during the day. They only need to be watered once every few weeks but read the labels on the particular succulents you buy just in case it’s more or less often.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May the luck of the Irish be with you!