Sometimes I poke through the aisles of my local dollar store hoping for inspiration and I come up empty. Even after searching through aisle after aisle of plastic buckets, gift bags, and off-brand cleaners. But I am helplessly frugal so I go back time and again, and sometimes there are items that just jump off the shelves at me and say, “Can you believe I am only a dollar?????” Such was the case with the beautiful variety of succulents they are now carrying. They were so realistic that I knew they would be beautiful on their own or as part of an arrangement.
I am in the process of making the kids/master bath a coastal theme and needed a few items to set on the counter and shelves so a small plant was on my mind. I wanted something simple that would reflect the theme so I came up with this DIY Coastal Succulent Planter. All the items I used can be found at your local dollar store for $5 with plenty of leftover supplies. If you have a few things on hand like sea shells and twine like I did, this project would cost you even less! If you prefer you can use a real succulent plant and it should still do well with minimal watering.
DIY Coastal Succulent Planter
- plastic succulent (can use real as well)
- square candle holder
- glue gun/glue sticks
- Hot glue one end of your twine to the side of the candle holder that is going to be the back. I put mine slightly higher than half way up. Wrap the twine around the candle holder as many times as you wish, gluing occasionally to secure in place.
- Add a small seashell or two, being generous with the glue so that it holds their weight.
- Remove succulent and foam from pot. You may need to run a knife gently around the edges inside to release. Set pot aside- it will surely come in handy for another project!
- Center the foam and succulent inside the candle holder.
- Pour sand into one corner of your candle holder, filling until it covers the top of your foam and base of plant well. Now you have a coastal- themed piece of greenery to decorate your space.