Easy DIY driftwood succulent planter
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Now here’s how I made this simple driftwood succulent planter!
HOW TO MAKE A DRIFTWOOD SUCCULENT PLANTER
This project is a lazy gardener’s dream!
First, let me tell you how easy this project is. To be honest, I’m not much of a gardener. And any gardening that I do is on the lazy side, meaning that if it involves lots of pulling weeds or sweating profusely then I’m probably not going to be doing it. And here in Tennessee we get 90% humidity in the summer so not too much gardening happens in our yard.
- Medium to large piece of driftwood
- Several small succulents
- Forest Moss or Spanish Moss
- Potting Soil (possibly – depending on how much you need to fill in)
- Hot glue gun or some other method of attaching the plants
- Wooden skewer or popsicle stick to help push the plant into the crevices
- Drill with special hole cutting attachment (possibly)
Time Needed – approximately 30 minutes
If you find a piece of driftwood that has cracks or crevices that are large enough for plants, this project will take less than 30 minutes. If it doesn’t have a place for plants, you’ll need to use a drill and a special hole cutting attachment to make holes in the driftwood. (Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using power tools). Drilling the holes shouldn’t take more than a few more minutes. It’s a quick project either way. I’m a lazy gardener, remember??
1. Fill in holes or crevices
After you’ve drilled any necessary holes, add a bit of potting soil and Forest Moss or Spanish moss as filler to the driftwood. Plan where you want to place your plants and leave spaces there. You can use your hot glue gun or just pack the moss in somewhat tightly.
2. Start adding your plants
Remove excess soil from the plants and glue them into place. Let the glue cool slightly so it doesn’t burn them. Plants have feelings too. 😁
3. Continue until all plants are added
4. Fill in gaps with moss
After all of your plants are in place you can add more moss around them for support. Moss also helps hold moisture.
ENJOY! That’s it! The succulents should be misted with water a couple of times per week. Definitely a lazy gardener’s type of plants.
So just a question, but does anyone else think my driftwood looks a little like a teddy bear? You see it now, don’t you? Those little arms reaching out. Tell me you see it, lol.
How simple was that? This is the first one I’ve ever made but have been crushing on them for some time. I’ll definitely be making more now that I know how quick and simple it is. I’ve got some seashells and creek glass and a few leftover plants from this project that I want to add to my next ones. Stay tuned to see how they turn out!!
RELATED: if you love hydrangeas as much as me then you’ll also like how I dry them. Even easier than making a driftwood succulent planter! Go HERE to see it.
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