Painted Succulent Planter

In the mood for something super simple today?  How about a really easy painted succulent planter?

I know what you’re thinking.  That you don’t have one of these wood boxes laying around your house because you aren’t a hoarder collector. Bleh!  You could do this with a wooden salad bowl from a thrift store or a place like HomeGoods.  Or if you are handy and have some left over wood you could nail one together really quick.  No excuses.  This can be done.

painted succulent planter

 

I happened to have this wooden box laying around my house from my friends wedding a few years ago.  I almost threw it away so many times, but it was a great place to store our remotes until I realized how dusty it had become.  Dusting rough wood doesn’t work very well.

So when I realized that my outdoor dining table needed a centerpiece, I went in and grabbed it and did a 5 minute spruce up that gave it a whole new life and turned it into a pretty stinkin’ cool succulent planter.

succulent centerpiece

 

I didn’t even bother getting all of the dust out of the corners of the inside, I just cut part of a thick garbage bag and placed it inside securing it with staples so that it would not rot when I watered my succulents.

painted wood planter

Then I taped 2 sides on an uneven diagonal and gave it a few coats of my favorite turquoise outdoor craft paint by Martha Stewart.

On the other 2 sides I used my handy dandy polka dot makers (aka pouncers) and made some polka-dots just like I did on my outdoor drink station.

After it was dry, I added my succulents.  Remember that succulents need a lot of drainage so I did a layer of gravel, then the dirt with the succulents, and added some moss on top.

easy succulent planter

Now I have this fun centerpiece for my outdoor table and the colors tie in perfectly with my outdoor living room!

Hope you all had a great weekend!  Happy planting 🙂

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About Corey

Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don’t consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

8 thoughts on “Painted Succulent Planter

  1. […] Another trend I can’t get enough of is partially painted furniture.  It’s been around on dressers for awhile, but this is awesome because you still get the natural from the wood and then the pop of color from the paint.  And I love mixing rustic and poppy color! […]

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  4. As someone mutually obsessed with rustic wood AND polka dots, I feel like maybe you made this just for me. Self-centered much, Lauren? Probably. But I just heart this soooooo much! 😉 Pinning STAT.

    1. Thanks Lauren! I was thinking about you while polka-dotting! Hahaha. I love rustic wood with bright paint too. Have you seen the light wood with white paint trend starting to happen? So pretty!

  5. This turned out great and I love the turquoise color you chose. Would love it if you would link up to the Caffeinated Crafters Link Party here: bit.ly/UJkY7m

  6. I just love how this turned out!! I totally noticed it during your big reveal!

  7. Hey Corey…I’m in Southern California too! Stumbled you from the DIY Stumble group. Love your succulent planter so I pinned it too! Have a great week.

  8. polly plum says:

    Thanks for the idea, especially the garbage bag liner, which I’m sure will protect and extend the life of the planter!I’m going to Goodwill tomorrow and seeing what I can get for a good price that looks like a similar container:)

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