Are you a sucker for succulents? They are definitely some of my all time favorites! Back around St. Patrick's Day, I built a custom shamrock succulent planter. This was a fun woodworking project, but I decided to do a similar project that is quite a bit easier. This project uses an upcycled shadow box for the succulent wall planter, so no woodworking required!
Vertical Garden - DIY Succulent Wall Planter
Shadow Box / Deep Picture Frame
Metal Working Gloves
Cactus Potting Mix
From back to front the order of your succulent planter is: the backing, the soil (made specifically for succulents!), the moss, the wire, then the plants!
After you've planted your succulents, I know you'll be super excited to hang your new vertical garden. Unfortunately, you'll want to give your plants some time to adjust and they'll need several days for the roots to take hold. If you use larger succulents, you can use floral wire to help hold your plants in place.
One reason this project works is because succulents do not need a lot of water. You could try this idea with other plants, but if you use a plant that needs a lot of water you risk ruining the frame. I water my plants with a spray bottle as to not damage the frame!
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published August 9th, 2017 6:59 PM