Vertical Star Planter for Succulents

11 Materials
3 Hours

Are you looking to make a small planter for your succulents? There are many different shapes and sizes out there that you could choose from. Some planters are easy to make and some are more complex. The planter in this tutorial looks a bit intimidating to make, but it’s actually quite simple. Follow my step-by-step plans on how to build a DIY Vertical Star Planter for Succulents.

Since this project does not require any large wood pieces, I’ve built it using scrap wood that I had in my scrap pile. The overall size of this star planter is about 18” wide. You could easily adjust these plans to make the star any size you want.

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Step 1 – Cut Five Long Pieces of the Star Planter

Step 2 – Cut Five Short Pieces of the Star Planter

Step 3 – Attach All Side Pieces Together to Make a Star

Step 4 – Trace the Star on ½” Plywood 

Step 5 – Attach ½” Plywood to the Bottom of the Star

Step 6 – Cut the Trim Board

Step 7 – Assemble the Trim Boards

Step 8 – Stain the Star and the Trim

Step 9 – Cover the Inside of Star with Plastic Sheeting

Step 10 – Install Wire Mesh Screen

Step 11 – Attach Trim on Top of Star Planter

Step 12 – Plant the Succulents

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