Make Your Own Glass Succulent Planter

4 Materials
$10
20 Minutes
Easy

We all have glass bowls lying around in our cupboards that we are not able to find a use for, and this was one was mine. I thought it would look great as a succulent planter.
glass succulent planter, GLASS SUCCULENT PLANTER
GLASS SUCCULENT PLANTER
To turn the glass from drab to fab, I bought some thick elastic bands to create a pattern. Start by stretching the elastic bands around the outside of the glass bowl and flattened them to create flat straight lines.
glass succulent planter, GLASS SUCCULENT PLANTER
GLASS SUCCULENT PLANTER
Overlap them and just keep moving them around until you are happy with the design.
glass succulent planter, GLASS SUCCULENT PLANTER
GLASS SUCCULENT PLANTER
I bought some frosted glass spray paint to paint the outside. Place the bowl upside down to prevent spray from going on the inside of the bowl. Keep adding thin coats until you get the effect that you want and let it dry completely.
glass succulent planter, GLASS SUCCULENT PLANTER
GLASS SUCCULENT PLANTER
Once it is dry remove the elastic bands to reveal your design.
glass succulent planter, GLASS SUCCULENT PLANTER
GLASS SUCCULENT PLANTER
I wanted to put succulents into my planter because they are the only plants I can't seem to kill. I added gravel first for drainage. Next, I added some sea sand for a better cosmetic look and then soil suitable for succulents.
glass succulent planter, GLASS SUCCULENT PLANTER
GLASS SUCCULENT PLANTER
Then for the fun part, I planted my succulents and another layer of sea sand, not covering all the soil.
glass succulent planter, GLASS SUCCULENT PLANTER
GLASS SUCCULENT PLANTER
To add a bit of fun and decoration to my planter I added some white stones from my fish tank and added some little ornaments as decoration. Just keep moving things around until you are happy with the look. And TA-DA you have a super cute Planter.
glass succulent planter, GLASS SUCCULENT PLANTER
GLASS SUCCULENT PLANTER

glass succulent planter, GLASS SUCCULENT PLANTER
GLASS SUCCULENT PLANTER
Back view. The cost of this project will depend on what you have at home.
Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. Prices updated as of September 16, 2018 10:21 PM - More info
Anita Moulpied Holland

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Go

Have a question about this project?

3 of 8 questions

Join the conversation

4 of 32 comments
Your comment...