DIY Wine Bottle Planter for Succulents

If you’re looking for a unique container for your succulents, try planting them in this glass wine bottle! It’s sure to make a statement!

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There are so many fun things to plant succulents in! I recently found Looking Sharp Cactus on Etsy and got a planted wine bottle arrangement from her and loved it!

I also saw the empty wine bottle planters she sold and wanted to try planting one myself as well. When I realized the bottles had a drainage hole in them I knew I had to share this tutorial with you. Glass can be tricky to grow succulents in, but with a drainage hole it’s a great option!

Click here to buy an empty wine bottle planter to make a beautiful arrangement with succulents!

These wine bottle planters from Looking Sharp Cactus are really beautifully made

Here’s what you’ll need to make this beautiful arrangement (click the links to purchase the products online):

Learn how to make your own succulent wine bottle planter!

All right! Now for the good stuff 🙂

Design

You’ll want to start by planning out your arrangement. I like to place the succulents in their approximate locations while still in their pots so I can move them without making too much of a mess.

Start creating your own wine bottle planter with succulents

Remove soil

Once you know how you want the design to look, it’s time to prep your succulents! Pull the succulents out of their pot and gently remove as much of the soil as possible. If you happen to pull off some of the roots in the process don’t worry! Your succulent will survive just fine. (Also, I love this potting tray! It’s a lifesaver indoors!)

Remove as much soil as possible from succulents before replanting them

Fill the planter with soil

Fill your planter almost to the top with soil. This will ensure you have enough soil to fill the planter without adding more later, but also allows some wiggle room to put the succulents in without the soil spilling over the edge.

Click here to buy an empty wine bottle planter to make this yourself!

You can fill the neck of the pot completely with soil to make sure the soil doesn’t shift after you water a few times. If your bottle doesn’t have a stopper, you can add one or just fill the bottle so that it doesn’t come out the end of the neck.

Make sure you're using the right soil before planting a wine bottle with succulents

Start planting in the center

I’ve found it’s easiest to start an arrangement by planting in the center. In this case, I planted the larger Echeveria in the center and nestled the roots until the soil until they were completely covered.

Echeverias look great in a wine bottle planter!

Add other large succulents

At this point you’ll want to add any other large or focal point succulents.

Use 3 Echeverias as a focal point for your wine bottle planter

Fill in the rest

Add smaller succulents around your focal point to fill up the rest of the planter.

Fill your wine bottle planter with a variety of succulents for a unique look

Add top dressing

Finish off your arrangement by adding a layer of top dressing. This helps the arrangement look complete and more professional. It also helps keep the soil in place.

A decorative top dressing will help complete the look of your wine bottle planter

Click here to buy an empty wine bottle planter to make this yourself!

Care

Once your arrangement is finished, leave it for 2-3 days without water to allow the roots time to heal. After the 2-3 days, water like you would any established arrangement.

The great thing about these planters from Looking Sharp Cactus is they have a drainage hole. This will make watering and care so much easier!

Keep your arrangement in an area with bright, indirect sunlight to help it stay looking compact.

The echeverias and crassulas in this wine bottle arrangement are gorgeous!

These wine bottle arrangements will look great in any setting. You can use them as a wedding centerpiece, as windowsill decor, or anywhere else you can think of! They also make great gifts.

This wine bottle planter with succulents would make a great wedding table centerpiece!

Click here to buy an empty wine bottle planter to make this yourself!


I love the design of this wine bottle planter with succulents!

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I’d love to help you more in your succulent adventures! Here are some great ways to interact and learn more about succulents:

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