Succulents have a unique ability to grow with very little soil. This allows them to be planted in all kinds of unusual things to make creative arrangements in your garden or for an event. They may not last forever in these planters, but you'll still have a lot of fun creating and looking at them.
Sure, you can grow plants, including succulents, in pretty pots. But what if you could repurpose items and fill them with plants? It would make shopping for pots much easier.
Show off your love of the ocean with succulents planted in a seashell! Just add a little soil or moss into the opening and fill it with your favorite succulents.
Ikea Raskog Cart
This is one of our all time favorite projects. You can plant succulents directly in the Ikea Raskog cart or just fill it with your favorite pots of succulents. Easily wheel your plants around to get the perfect amount of light or just show them off to your friends.
Nothing makes a party more fun than succulents! Rather than serving cupcakes or treats, you can serve succulents. Or just use this as a fun display where you can easily rotate your succulents to get a new view every day.
If you're a fan of thrifting, you'll find that succulents can pair well with your vintage treasures. This flour sifter is particularly perfect for succulents as it already has built in drainage.
Wood boxes come in all shapes and sizes. As long as you line them with plastic before planting, they can be a great long term planter for succulents.
While you might have moved some succulents around in a wheelbarrow, you can actually use it as a planter too! Fill it up with some succulent soil and your favorite succulents. And as a bonus, you'll be able to move the arrangement easily if needed.
While succulents don't typically like to bathe in water for long periods of time, they do look great in this old bathtub. And as a bonus, it already has some drainage at the bottom. This is a perfect planter if you have a lot of succulents that really want to soak up some sun.
If your shoes don't fit, why not fill them with succulents! Your neighbors might try to run off with such a cute arrangement though. Any type of shoe will work so pick something that shows off your personality.
Driftwood is a great planter option for any beachcomber. Find some interesting wood, drill a hole in it or just glue the succulents right on top. Unique pieces of driftwood can make dynamic and funs planters for succulents.
Pour me a cup of succulents! Or just let them stay in the pitcher. Make sure you add a drainage hole before planting succulents in a pitcher. A succulent planted pitcher would make a great addition to any tea party.
Cook up a cute collection of succulents in an old frying pan. Just add a drainage hole, keep it off the heat and your succulents can thrive in this handy planter for a long time.
Succulent topped pumpkins are quite popular these days, but you can also carve out your pumpkins and fill them with succulents too. Then once the pumpkin is past its prime you can replant your succulents somewhere new.
If you're looking for a great way to hang succulents along a fence or railing, try using a rain gutter! Simply add a few drainage holes along the bottom and raingutters become inexpensive planters that can hold a lot of succulents.
This handy storage container easily converts into a gorgeous planter for succulents. It's easy to tote around and can hold a lot of succulents. Just make sure to add a drainage hole and keep it out of the afternoon sun and your succulents will thrive in this planter.
More Projects and Planting Ideas
There are endless ways to use succulents, whether it's in unique planters or fun arrangements. Be sure to check out these other fun projects you can make with succulents.
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This article originally appeared on Succulents and Sunshine.