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Easy Repurposed DIY Wall Succulent Planter

DIY Wall Succulent Planter

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I’ve been on a re-purposing streak lately. Every time I’m out shopping, I have my eyes peeled for anything interesting that I could use as unique decor in my home.

Then the other week, I found this old school paper towel holder on the shelf at a local thrift store. I moved on, not thinking I’d use it for anything. But then I stumbled across a collection of miniature white buckets, & I realized that with a little bit of elbow grease I could turn the paper towel holder into a DIY wall succulent planter for my living room!

I ended up making a different background for the piece since the original one wasn’t what I wanted. And I’m so happy with how it turned out!

Want to make something like this for yourself? I’ve listed out all the materials & steps you’ll need to follow below! Here is the before picture:

DIY Wall Succulent Planter

MATERIALS YOU’LL NEED

DIY Wall Succulent Planter

How to Make a DIY Wall Succulent Planter

Step 1: Cut the wood needed for a new backing

I used the bar from my paper towel holder as my guide to figure out what size the backing needed to be.Β You can probably find a wooden paper towel holder similar to this at any thrift store, which is going to be way easier than creating the bar from scratch. But if you can’t find one, I’m sure there is a way you can DIY it!

The wood I used for this step was actually the same wood I used in my DIY Industrial Farmhouse Command Center. It’s an 8 ft long piece that only costs a dollar! So I cut each piece to be just a bit wider than the bar, and I stacked six identical pieces together to give it a little bit of height.

DIY Wall Succulent Planter

2. Glue the wood pieces together

After gluing them together with Gorilla Glue, I left them clamped together for two hours to make sure everything was dry before moving on.

DIY Wall Succulent Planter

3. Use a woodburning kit to write on the backing

If you’ve never used a woodburning kit before, I actually have a full tutorial on how to do that here.

But the basics are that when you trace the letters on top of the graphite paper, it leaves a perfect outline on the wood for you.

DIY Wall Succulent Planter

DIY Wall Succulent Planter

Then you simply trace the outline with a Flow Point woodburning tip, & fill it in with that as well.

DIY Wall Succulent Planter

4. Stain the backing

Now comes the staining! I used a very light stain for this project as I wanted there to be contrast between the wood and the dark letters.

I recommend using a rag to wipe on the stain.

DIY Wall Succulent Planter

5. Screw the bar into the backing to create the wall planter

I glued the bar onto the wood backing first, & then screwed it in from the back!

DIY Wall Succulent Planter

6. Hang the white buckets on the bar & fill with succulents!

I snagged ALL of these faux succulents during a huge sale at the craft store, & I couldn’t believe how good of a deal I got on them. They originally would have cost well over $45 total, but I paid a little over $10 for them all!Β 

DIY Wall Succulent Planter

I had fun mixing them up with each other & figuring out what looks best. πŸ™‚

DIY Wall Succulent Planter

 

DIY Wall Succulent Planter

For now, this is hanging on our living room wall & we love the pop of color it brings to the space!

DIY Wall Succulent Planter

DIY Wall Succulent Planter

DIY Wall Succulent Planter

If you want to see my Pinterest board dedicated to pinning repurposing & upcycling projects, you can check that out here!

DIY Wall Succulent Planter | Create Pray Love

Do you have any succulents in your home? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this DIY wall succulent planter project in the comments!

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12 Comments

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    Amanda
    August 17, 2017 at 9:36 am

    This is SO cute! What a fun idea!

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    Jessica
    August 17, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    This looks so great, good job!

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      Create Pray Love
      August 20, 2017 at 10:38 am

      Thank you, Jessica! I’m so happy with how it turned out, that’s for sure πŸ™‚

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    Habiba
    August 17, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    I love this idea and I must admit I am on the same train…I collect all and everything with the thought in mind “I’ll be making something out of that”. Can you guess how big my crafty stash is by now lol??

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      Create Pray Love
      August 20, 2017 at 10:43 am

      I am so glad you can relate to this, friend! πŸ˜‰ My crafty stash is outrageous!

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    Lidia
    August 18, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Ooohh that’s adorable!!!

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      Create Pray Love
      August 20, 2017 at 10:43 am

      Thank you, Lidia! I’m so glad you like it!! πŸ™‚

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    Ola
    August 18, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Wow! I had no idea that was a paper towel holder. Great idea. So creative.

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      Create Pray Love
      August 20, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Aww, thank you Ola! I am so glad it turned out so well, at first I had no idea what the finished product would be!

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    Jane @SustainMyCraftHabit
    August 20, 2017 at 5:01 am

    Turned out so great. I didn’t even realize that was wood-burned at first. Thought it was vinnyl! Great job.

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      Create Pray Love
      August 20, 2017 at 10:45 am

      Thank you, Jane! I need to get a Cricut soon, but I do like how the woodburned letters look like vinyl! πŸ˜‰

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