DIY: No-Maintenance Succulent Box

I’ve been searching high and low for a cute succulent planter but haven’t been able to find one.  I decided to try to find an artificial one and found two things: they either look super fake or are insanely expensive. So, I decided to stop hunting and make my own!


I bought all of the artifical succulents from Michaels (box and foam insert too), and arranged them in a natural fashion – not too even, of different sizes and colors. You can buy a circular metal planter and make a centerpiece, or a rectangular box to sit on a windowsill or mantle. I found that the artificial succulents at Michaels looked the most realistic – even the large Hens and Chicks have texture to the leaves which makes them look that much more real. The entire project cost me less than $80. Bonus: you won’t have to remember to water these!

The box was a natural wood and I wanted it a bit lighter to go with the white decor. I quickly painted each side of the box with white interior paint, and half wiped it off with a rag while it was still wet.

Get creative – lets see what you come up with!

One thought on “DIY: No-Maintenance Succulent Box

  1. […] Bring Some Greenery In It’s no secret that bringing fresh plants into the home helps clean the air and helps to bring the indoors into the home. If you dont have a greenthumb or a nursery nearby, there’s nothing wrong with adding some artificial plants into your home. Big, tropical foliage, Fig Trees and Terrarium Succulents are all beautiful and on trend for this Spring (plus they’ll last even if you decide to take off for a few weeks this Summer – lucky you!). See my post on making your own Artificial Succulent Box! […]


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