Framed Succulent Planter

5 Materials
1 Hour

Using chicken wire, an old frame, fresh succulents and sphagnum moss I created this one of a kind planter that can be hung or propped up to be displayed!

So cute and easy!

framed succulent planter

I prefer to buy my succulents and sphagnum moss at the local greenhouse. I feel that the plants are healthy and I am supporting local. But they are readily available at most stores with a garden section as well.

framed succulent planter

1. Take the back off of your frame.

2. Attach chicken wire to the inside edge using a staple gun.

framed succulent planter

3. After thoroughly soaking your sphagnum moss in water, squeeze it out and fill your open chicken-wire frame.

4. Attach a cut-to-size piece of plastic to hold the wet moss securely in place.

5. Reattach the back piece of the frame.

framed succulent planter

6. Slowly begin adding your succulents in the front, through the wire by first making a hole in the moss and carefully placing the roots of the succulent into the premade hole.

framed succulent planter

7. Secure each succulent to the chicken wire with a small strip of wire.

framed succulent planter

That's it! Hang or prop your Succulent Frame for display and enjoy!

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 27 questions
  • Jo
    on Jun 27, 2019

    How does it retain water if it's a cardboard backing? Won't it fall through?

  • Lana
    on Jun 27, 2019

    How often do you water the plants? Will it ruin the backing?

  • Kathie Lantz
    7 days ago

    instead of propping it up why not add legs to the frame?

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3 of 54 comments
  • Bob Schulenberg
    on Jun 27, 2019

    Succulents are generally hot climate sunny-location plants. They store moisture because they live usually in somewhat arid climates. I’m assuming that these didn’t thrive in this situation with less light so may I suggest using artificial succulents. They are virtually indistinguishable from the real things and are inexpensive.

    The benefits of not having to worry or care for them leaves nothing but your being able to enjoy this charming whimsical ensemble!

    • Val
      7 days ago

      Great idea. I have a brown thumb but love plants. Thank you both for this ❤️

  • Lovesunique
    on Jul 7, 2019

    This is adorable. If anyone is worried about plants not surviving inside this idea would work in a patio setting. I like it sitting on a shelf or table; petite and cute like the succulents!

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