Succulents are hot these days, and with good reason… they are beautiful, inexpensive (the small ones, anyways) and fairly easy to care for. So today I wanted to share a fun DIY succulent planter project with you. It doesn’t require very many materials, and it won’t take you long to make either!
Here’s what you’ll need for this project:
- Drill with 1 1/2 inch drill bit
- Wooden blocks that are 3×3 inches (and however tall you want)
- Metalized polyester film tape
- Acrylic craft paint
- Paint brush
Begin by placing the wood in a vice and drilling a hole in the top of the wood block. Full disclosure: I ended up switching to a different kind of drill bit (one of these) that was slightly smaller because this one was difficult to work with. Also, I would highly recommend putting the block in a vice, because the force of the bit against the wood is tough to hold. Which means that it can be dangerous. I just held it in the picture for photography purposes.
Drill down an inch or two, depending on the height of your block. Sand any rough edges.
My blocks started out blue, so I decided to paint the top two thirds white to give it a color-blocked look. The edge of the paint doesn’t have to be perfectly straight because it will be covered by the tape. Let the paint dry thoroughly, and add a second coat if you prefer.
Now it’s time to add the tape. Start halfway across one side and wrap it all the way around the block until you reach the point where you started. Overlap it about a quarter of an inch. Cut the tape and smooth it out.
And that’s all… you’re finished! That was easy, wasn’t it? It’s one of those projects that packs a big punch without being difficult to accomplish. Your friends will think you spent all day on it!
You can easily customize these by using different paint colors, and you could also choose a different finish for the tape. It comes in silver and copper. And you can cut the wood blocks to any size you like as well. The sky’s the limit. Have fun with this project!