Easy DIY Faux Succulent Planter

Easy Succulent planter

Do you have leftover gift wrap from the holidays?

Some of it’s so pretty that I want to use it in my décor. I have half a roll left of a Birch Bark styled paper that I love.

In the meantime, I’ve been cleaning out the craft closet. Which lead me to a quick, fun project.

Check this simple DIY planter out!

Succulents are very popular right now and with good reason. They’re very sculptural and fairly easy to care for.

Indoors, they need a very sunny location, so that can be a challenge.

Although I prefer real plants, artificial or “faux” succulents have come a long way.

While getting rid of clutter, I came across a succulent that I had picked up at Hobby Lobby months ago. It almost went into the giveaway bag.

Instead, I made a new succulent planter for free!

Supplies you’ll need

  • Leftover wrapping paper or wall paper
  • Cardboard, round oatmeal container
  • Tape
  • Small pebbles or sand
  • Faux succulent

How to put it together

It’s so fast and easy! Just follow these few simple steps.

Trim about one third off the top of the oatmeal container. This is for a larger succulent. For a smaller one you may want to cut half off the top.

Wrap the paper around the container and secure with tape. On the open side, cut in a few places down to the top. This will keep it from wrinkling when it’s folded to the inside.


Repeat the cuts on the bottom. Fold and smooth the pieces and tape to secure them.

Add the pebbles or sand in the bottom for some weight to balance it with the plant that you’re putting inside the planter.


The cost is very minimal and for me it was FREE!

What do you think? Will you try it?

Start eating that oatmeal!

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