Make Your Very Own DIY Succulent Planter!

This adorable DIY succulent planter is easy to make and something you can do this weekend!

Our affinity for plants doesn’t end when we leave work. This is a lifestyle that we’ve chosen for ourselves – one that is focused on bringing the beauty of nature a little closer to our lives. While most of our weeks are spent dedicating that energy toward beautifying outdoor areas, we reserve the weekends and evenings to shift that focus onto our homes. CUE THE HOUSEPLANTS!

Seriously folks, if you’re not already exploring the wonderful world of houseplants, give it a try. It’s magical! There are so many great options for plants that don’t (or won’t) grow well in the ground (in our zone, at least), so you really get to expand your portfolio with houseplants.

Today we’re highlighting a DIY houseplant project that Donna (more about her here) worked on for her home. She got really resourceful and repurposed an old chicken feeder, turning it into a stylish DIY succulent planter.

We repurposed an old chicken feeder and made it into this one-of-a-kind (totally DIY) succulent planter!


Succulents are some of the most wonderful houseplants, primarily because they are very easy to take care of. We won’t go into great detail about succulent specifics, but some of the key features that make them so popular are that they are really low maintenance, they offer unique colors and textures, and they can be as small or as big as you want them to be. Donna chose to use Hens and Chicks because she had some larger plants already established and was able to separate the new growth to use for this planter. Once she separated the younger plants from the momma plant, she was able to just bury the stems in the soil which will encourage them to root.

Hens and Chicks for DIY succulent planter (hopewell and desert bloom)

The entire process is actually really simple. You just need to gather the materials that you like, pick the plants you love, and start planting. We put together a super simple set of instructions that you can use to guide you in making your own DIY succulent planter! You can view it below, or use the handy button to save the instructions to your device!

Make Your Own DIY Succulent Planter: A Step-By-Step Guide


A step-by-step guide to creating your own DIY succulent planter

DIY Succulent Planter Instructions

We Want to See Your Ideas, Too!

Thanks so much for checking out our ideas. We found this project to be a lot of fun, super easy, and affordable. What ideas do you have for your DIY succulent planter? Share them with us in the comments, or connect with us on social media!