Simple DIY Faux Succulent Planter

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Love succulents but have a hard time keeping plants of any variety alive? Check out this faux succulent planter that you can make yourself. The best part is it’s black-thumb proof!

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Simple DIY Faux Succulent Plante

I took a bit of a break this week on Spring cleaning and organizing my home while my mom was in town visiting for Easter. I’ll be back next week with more organizing posts!

While my mom was visiting, we walked around the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. There was so much in bloom!!  Probably my favorite part was the succulent garden.

Simple DIY Faux Succulent Planter

I have a slight obsession with succulents and have been wanting to create my own cute planter for inside. I have a few planted outside, but I don’t have to worry about them dying here in Texas. If I had live ones inside, they may not do as well, since I tend to kill indoor plants.

Simple DIY Faux Succulent Planter

When I saw these faux succulents at Dollar Tree, I knew I could make a DIY faux succulent planter that I wouldn’t have to worry about killing in the house. Plus at $1 a piece, the price didn’t break the bank! Then I found the perfect little bucket at Hobby Lobby and the idea was solidified!

Simple DIY Faux Succulent Planter

How to make a DIY Faux Succulent Planter

Supplies you’ll need:

Start by cutting floral foam to the size of the metal container so it just fits inside of it.

Simple DIY Faux Succulent Plante

Next, decide on the placement of the succulent stems. When you have that figured out, simply push them down into the foam. Repeat until the entire faux succulent planter is covered!

Simple DIY Faux Succulent Planter
After the succulents are in place, use a hot glue gun to cover the foam with moss. You could also use decorative rocks to cover the foam. 

Simple DIY Faux Succulent Planter

Once the foam is covered with moss, give the entire DIY faux succulent planter a little shake to get rid of any excess moss. Then stand back and admire your work!

Simple DIY Faux Succulent Planter

This DIY faux succulent planter was so easy to make and I can’t believe how beautiful it turned out. My obsession with succulents makes me want to make about 10 more of these!

Simple DIY Faux Succulent Planter

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Simple DIY Faux Succulent Planter


  1. This is adorable! Last year I did a REAL succulent planter and well….it didn’t last~! This is a great idea and I would take your advice and tips next time and make one like yours instead 🙂

    xoxo Jodie & Julie

  2. I do love how versatile succulents are. I made a wreath of them once! Love your planters. They are so pretty. Sharing. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party, Amanda. I hope you are having a lovely week!

  3. This looks great, Amanda. I’m terrible at keeping house plants alive, so this is a wonderful alternative. Thanks for sharing at Brag About It. I’ll be featuring this at this week’s party.

  4. Amanda, I love your planter! It’s perfect for someone who forgets to water their plants. Monday is my plant watering day and I forgot this week!! Eeek! 🙂 Have a fabulous rest of the week!

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