As much as I love having plants around my house, tending to them can become a bit of a chore. I think that’s part of why I love the current trend of decorating with succulents. These low maintenance plants are easy to take care of, and they are pretty hardy. If you don’t have a green thumb, there are lots of very realistic looking faux succulents that will give you the lush look of greenery without any maintenance. I paired faux succulents with a rustic barn wood arrow to create a fun piece of wall decor. This vertical DIY succulent planter would look great in a kitchen, on a patio, or even as mantle decor.
Keep reading to learn how easy it is to make a vertical DIY succulent planter yourself.
Supplies needed to make your own DIY succulent planter:
- Barn Wood Arrow
- Craft Spanish Moss
- Galvanized Chicken Wire
- Artificial Succulents
- Staple Gun
- Wire Cutting Tool
Step two. Cover the entire arrow with the craft wire. Use a staple gun to attach the wire to the arrow. The staples blend in with the wire and will not be very noticeable.
Step three. Trim around the edge of the arrow. Cut the craft chicken wire with a wire cutting tool. The edges will be sharp, so be careful! I cut a little inside the edge so the arrow wouldn’t have sharp points on the edge.
Step four. Bend the stem of the succulents so the stem sticks out to one side of the plant, resembling a stick pin. Slide the stem under the wire to secure the succulent in place. Add as many or as few plants as you want to create the desired look.
If you don’t care for succulents, you could replace them with your favorite flowers instead. Since the plants are so easy to remove, you could update this vertical planter each season with different flower stems…maybe bright blooms in the spring and autumn leaves in the fall.
If you enjoyed this vertical planter, make sure to check out this plaid DIY planter box!
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Morena Hockley is the crafty mind behind the tutorials at morenascorner.com. Morena is a stay at home mom to four young children, and crafting is what helps her maintain her sanity. It’s a wonderful outlet and it’s how she gets her “me” time. In a past life, Morena was an elementary school teacher and an assistant principal. She misses teaching, so her blog is in a sense a virtual classroom. Swing by and check out Morena’s Corner!