My love of plants began with succulents. Needing little water and attention means they can be used as decor almost anywhere with some sunshine — even on the wall as with this beautiful DIY Hanging Succulents Garden.
This project is very satisfying to put together. Digging your hands in the dirt is a great way to begin preparing for springtime and all of your outdoor garden plans, and this little planter can be put together any time of year!
I was able to order two sizes of live succulents online from Cost Plus World Market, and was so impressed with the variety that arrived! They are all unique and gorgeous. I also picked up the wooden crate and moss from the online store. Adding some succulent soil and garden fabric from a local hardware shop I was able to complete the vertical succulent garden in a couple hours.
The finished succulents garden can hang indoors or out, where it will get a few hours of sunshine per day. You will want to plan to take it down once a month to water the succulents, adding just a couple tablespoons of water to the roots of each plant.
Live plants add a pop of life and interest to any space, and I love the way this beautiful hanging succulents garden planter turned out. Here are the instructions to make one for your own home!
You will need:
- 1 rectangle crate
- 2 sets small succulents
- 1 set large succulents
- 2 bags of moss
- 1 bag of succulent soil
- 1 yard of garden fabric
- Staple gun
- Glue gun
Steps for Your DIY Succulents Garden:
- First, arrange your plants in the crate to get an idea of the layout you would like.
- Staple half of the garden fabric into the inside of the crate, so soil won’t slip through the slats when it is hanging.
- Fill the crate with soil.
- Add a double layer of garden fabric to the top and staple it in place.
- Make a small X cut in the top fabric where you would like to place the first plant.
- Pull the succulent from it’s plastic planter and gently squeeze most of the soil away from the roots.
- Use your fingers to tuck the root ball of the plant into the cut you made, then gently wiggle the plant down into place so it is secure.
- Repeat with each of the succulents. Begin with the three larger plants then add in the smaller ones to fill the crate.
- Use the glue gun to fill in and around the plants with bits of moss. Make sure to cover around the edges as well.
- Gently put the planter on it’s side, letting excess soil and moss fall. If any of the plants need to be adjusted to stay in place, do that.
- Hang the planter on a wall using the hanging hardware already on the crate.
- Wait at least a week before watering so the succulents can adjust to their new home!