Household Items You Can Use as Succulent Planters

If you’re anything like us, you come home with some new succulents every few weeks and wonder, where in the world am I going to put them? It can be hard to find space for your ever growing succulent collection, or keep enough pots on hand to house them all.

Today, we’re going to teach you how to make planters out of things you already have around the house. If you know how to make pots out of everyday items, you’ll never run out!

We’re also going to give you lots of DIY hanging planter ideas so that you can save space and fit as many succulents as you want in your home. Which, if you’re as addicted to succulents as we are, is dozens and dozens!

Metal Colanders

We think that metal colanders are the perfect up-cycled planters for succulents! Colanders already have a ton of drainage holes that will keep your plants from getting waterlogged, so you won’t need any special tools to turn them into suitable planters. Plus, they’re super cute, great for outdoor use, and country chic!

All you’ll need to make this DIY planter is a metal colander, spray paint, some coffee filters, succulent soil, and succulents. If you want to turn your colander into a hanging planter, you’ll also need a flower pot hanging kit.

The first thing you should do is spray paint your colander and let it dry completely. Once it’s nice and dry, layer some coffee filters in the bottom so that they cover most of the holes. This will prevent soil from spilling out of the colander while still allowing water to drain.

Next, fill your colander almost to the top with soil. Arrange your succulents in the colander just the way you want them, and top it up with more soil until it’s completely full.

If you don’t want to hang your planter, you’re all done! Put your finished planter on your patio, sit back, and admire your handiwork.

If you’d like to hang it up, grab your flower pot hanging kit and follow the instructions on the package to attach the hooks and chain. Don’t worry, it’s not hard—you’ll be done in no time!

Coffee Cans

Almost everybody has empty coffee or tea cans lying around the house. Turning them into succulent planters is a snap, especially if they already have designs on the outside. We like to use tea cans in particular because they almost always have pretty logos on them like these tea cans!

If you’re using a plain tin can that doesn’t have any kind of design, though, you can decorate the outside to give it a more polished look. You can paint it a fun, bright color, or use Mod Podge to attach patterned scrapbook paper to it. The possibilities are pretty much endless, so decorate your can however you want!

Before you plant your succulents in your finished can, make sure you drill a drainage hole or two in the bottom. Pots without good drainage can cause your succulents to rot.

If you want to hang your finished coffee cans, you can use a long piece of twine to tie them together. Line up your cans right next to each other and wrap the twine around them one at a time, tying a knot to secure each one as you go. Once they’re all connected, you can hang them up on your wall using a nail or a Command hook.

When you plant your succulents, make sure to pack the soil in nice and tight—the cans will hang on their sides, so the soil could spill out if you don’t pack it in well enough.

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Mugs

Staying with the coffee theme, you can turn coffee mugs into planters for succulents. They look adorable on kitchen counters and windowsills. Any kind of coffee mug will do, but we like to use these cactus mugs because they’re super adorable!

Before you plant succulents in your mug, you’ll need to drill a drainage hole in the bottom. Drilling holes in ceramic is kind of tricky, so check out this video if you need some help!

If you want to save some space, you can hang these mug planters up. You can hammer some nails into your wall and hang the mugs on them by their handles. Lightweight coffee mugs like ones made out of aluminum can even be strung together using twine and hung from a Command hook.

Ladles

The weather’s turning warm, so you’re probably not using your soup spoons much… why not repurpose one of them into a beautiful succulent planter?

If you’ve never heard of this DIY project before, it might sound a little weird! But a popular trend right now is to use soup spoons or ladles as hanging planters for succulents. You would think that a ladle would be too small to house a plant, but small succulents seem to grow in them just fine. We’ve even seen people load up their spoons with several succulents to create lush arrangements.

If you have ladles with curved handles, you can put up a clothesline in your home or garden and hang them from there. If your ladle has a hole in the handle, it can be hung on a nail.

Rain Boots

Can you tell that we love rustic, country chic planters? Rain boot planters will add tons of Southern charm to your front porch no matter where you live.

Grab an old pair of polka dotted rain boots, a pocket knife, succulent soil, and some succulents, and get ready to DIY!

The first thing that you need to do is poke some holes in your rubber rain boots. You should poke several holes in the soles and a few near the top of the boots.

Next, fill the boots almost all the way to the top with soil. Place your succulents in there, and once you have them the way you want them, fill up the boot with some more soil until it reaches the top.

You’re all done! See, wasn’t that easy? You’ll turn all of your old boots into adorable succulent planters in no time!


We hope that this post has inspired you to roll up your sleeves and create some awesome succulent planters from scratch. We can’t wait to put our succulents in that cute cactus mug and our old rain boots!

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Which DIY are you most excited to make? Let us know in the comments below. Happy planting!

Top 5 Hanging Succulent Planters Worth Having

We think that hanging succulent planters are one of the most underrated ways to display your succulents at your home. Hanging planters add so much visual interest to living spaces and make your succulents a true focal point in your home.

If you’ve never owned any before, you may be wondering where to buy hanging planters and what to put in them. We’ve got you covered! Just keep reading to hear all about our favorite hanging planters and succulents.

Which Succulents Look Good in Hanging Planters?

Trailing succulents are great for hanging planters because they spill and cascade down the sides of the planter. They give an abundant, lush look to any container you put them in.

Our favorite trailing succulents are Burro’s Tail and String of Pearls because they both have beautiful spherical leaves. Some other great choices are String of Hearts and Little Pickles. String of Hearts succulents have green and purple leaves that resemble hearts, and Little Pickles have green, spiky leaves and long, trailing purple stems.

If we were going to put an arrangement in our hanging succulent planters, though, we wouldn’t just use trailing succulents. The key to making beautiful arrangements is contrast, so pick succulents that have different shapes, colors and textures to make your planters look more interesting. Here’s a list of 16 different types of succulents.

Succulent City’s Favorite Hanging Planters

We scoured the Internet looking for the best decorative succulent planters, and this is what we found. We’ve included a few of our favorite DIY planters, too, just in case you’d rather save some money and make your own!

Macrame Plant Hangers

We love macrame plant hangers. They have a boho chic vibe and make any room you put them in look more eclectic.

These small macrame hangers are made out of durable jute rope. You can’t really hang them outside, but they look great indoors in bedrooms, living rooms and kitchens.

These hangers come in a pack of two for just $7.99, but you will have to purchase your own pots. We’d put small terracotta pots or textured white pots in these hangers, but any pot you have on hand will look great!

We love planters that incorporate natural materials, so these jute hanging planters are just our style. But if you’d rather make your own, you can fashion some plant hangers out of jersey fabric. All you need besides the fabric is a few household tools and thirty minutes. Get the full instructions here.

Striped Ceramic Hanging Planters

Striped hanging succulent planters
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We’re obsessed with stripes, so when we saw these planters, we knew we had to put them on this list! They come in a set of three for just $39.99, so they’re an absolute bargain.

These pots have beautiful stripes in earthy colors like rust and sage green. The stripes only cover about half of each pot, and the rest is painted white. This gives them a really clean, minimalistic look that will go with any decor.

These planters are suspended from durable cotton rope that won’t break. They have drainage holes, but come with plugs that you can use to stop the flow of water whenever you want. They’re ceramic and hand glazed, which we never would’ve expected at this price point!

We think that a Zebra Plant or variegated Snake Plant would look gorgeous in these planters. Any green succulent will look amazing, though, because it will pop against the white part of the planter.

Decorative Geometric Wall Planters

Geometric succulent wallplanter
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Some people might argue that wall planters aren’t true hanging planters, but since you hang them up on a wall, we’re including these geometric ones anyway! I mean, just look at them… we couldn’t leave them out.

These planters have a modern, geometric design that’s to die for. They come in packs of two for just $16.95.

Each planter has a unique gold frame that’s shaped like a diamond. It holds up a mini white pot that can house one small succulent like a Haworthia, Echeveria or Aloe plant. These planters would look great in bathrooms, hallways, or anywhere else in your home where you want a touch of greenery. 

Even though these wall planters are pretty cheap, you can save even more money by making your own. Our favorite DIY project actually uses coffee mugs as the planters and simple hooks to hang them on the wall. You can use coffee mugs that you already have in your home, but we think that these adorable cactus mugs would make this DIY even cuter!

Aqua Blue Mini Ceramic Planters

Aqua blue hanging succulent planters
Via Amazon

The rest of the planters on this list are pretty neutral, so we had to include a pop of color with these bright aqua mini planters. They come in white too, but we think you should take a chance and go with the aqua!

These planters are made of ceramic that has a beautiful shine to it. Despite being ceramic, they’re very lightweight. They come with twine rope that you can use to suspend them from your ceiling, which we definitely recommend doing. Their unique globe shape makes them look amazing when you hang them up high.

These planters also have drainage holes, which is a big plus. They come in a set of two for $21.99, which we think is a great deal for what you get.

These planters are on the smaller side, so we’d only put one or two plants in each one to avoid overcrowding. We love the way that bright green succulents look up against aqua, so we’d probably put a String of Pearls in one and a cactus in the other.

But colored succulents, especially orange ones, would look great in these planters too, so get creative and put whatever you want in them!

Round Metal Hanging Planter

Metal succulent hanging planter
Via Amazon

We’ve saved this one for last because it’s an absolute showstopper! This planter has a pretty gold pot, but that’s not what makes it special. The pot is encircled by a shiny gold hoop, so it looks more like a sculpture than a plant pot. It’s modern and elegant and everything we’ve ever wanted in a succulent planter. We’ve never clicked the “buy now” button so fast!

This planter isn’t just pretty—it’s functional and durable, too. Unlike a lot of decorative planters, this one has a drainage hole. Drainage holes are super important for succulent health because they can rot if they sit in too much water. You can rest easy knowing that’s not going to happen with this pot.

You’ll also be glad to know that this planter is durable enough for outdoor use. It’s made of sturdy metal materials and has an iron chain instead of a rope one, so it can withstand wind. No matter where you put it, this planter is guaranteed to be a conversation starter!


We hope that this post has given you plenty of hanging planter ideas!. We got a few new ideas, and a few new hanging planters—we couldn’t resist purchasing that stunning, gold circular one!

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Which planter is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below. Happy shopping, and happy planting!

12 Stunning Minimalist Succulent Planters

Minimalist designs have become increasingly trendy in recent years, and no plants are more minimalist in nature than succulents.

As Elle Decor describes, minimalism is a return to the basics. Homes with minimalist aesthetics are free of clutter and have simple color schemes. They’re open and airy with simple black and white tones.

Like minimalist homes, succulents are rather minimalist plants that require little work. Many of them are small with muted tones and their looks aren’t overbearing, making them perfect accent pieces to other simple decor.

Of course, no matter what types of succulents you prefer, they need a home of their own. Check out these stunning minimalist succulent planters that’ll flawlessly match your aesthetic.

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1. Mid-Century Modern Planter

Mid Century Modern Planter
Photo: Succulent City

These planters are just about as simple and clean as it gets! Coming in two sizes, these simple ceramic planters are the perfect addition to your home. Plus, the wooden stand adds a splash of tasteful color.

Mid-Century Modern Planter,, Succulent City

2. Round Planter Bowl with Wood Stand

In a similar fashion, this planter bowl replicates the mid-century modern look, wooden stand and all. However, it’s ideal for those looking for more of a centerpiece than single planter. The large 10-inch wide bowl is ideal for holding many different types of succulents at once.

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Mid Century Large Round Succulent Planter Bowl,

3. Two-Toned Textured Planter

two toned textured planter
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If you’re looking for a little texture, these stone planters bring the quirk. At 3 inches deep they’re great for those small desktop succulents. And though they have some color (these planters come in green and beige), the colors are muted enough to blend in seamlessly with their simple, minimalist surroundings.

Two Toned Textured Concrete Planter, Succulent City

4. Ceramic Cone-Shaped Planter with Brass Stand

Into the texture but not quite the colors? Go a bit simpler with this textured, cone-shaped planter. The small brass stand adds a modern feel to the otherwise super minimalist design.

Modern Design White Ceramic Cone Shape Succulent Planter Pot with Brass Base Stand, Amazon

5. Ceramic Glaze Planter

At only about 2×2 inches, these cute planters are minimalistic by nature. The ceramic planters come in five different glazes, but the colors are soft enough so that they’ll complement any room in your house instead of overtake it.

SUN-E 5 in Set 2.2 Inch Container Planter

6. Ceramic Hexagon Planter

If you’re trying to keep it super simple, these small ceramic planters are exactly what you’re looking for. The included bamboo trays (along with your beautiful succulents, of course!) add just a tiny pop of color to the otherwise clean design.

T4U 2.75″ White Ceramic Hexagon Succulent Cactus Planter

7. Brass and Glass Geometric Terrarium

The only thing more minimalistic than all white? All glass! This terrarium allows you to check out your succulents from all angles. Plus, the brass edges add just the right amount of oomph.

NYCP Brass Glass Pentagon Regular Dodecahedron Geometric Terrarium

8. Geometric Hanging Planter

Are your walls looking a little bare? Instead of putting up another photo or painting, why not hang these geometric planters. Fill them with succulents like air plants for a simple, easy-to-maintain look. Or, for a more dramatic addition, the draping burro’s tail succulent would look absolutely stunning in these wall planters.

Umbra Trigg Hanging Planter Vase & Geometric Wall Decor

9. Unglazed Cement Planter

For a truly earthy look, these unglazed cement planters are the way to go. Nothing is more minimalist than pure cement. Plus, it’s really making a design comeback, so you’ll be right on trend with this decor.

Set of 2 Modern 4-Inch Gray Unglazed Cement Succulent Planters

10. Set of 3 Cement Planters with Wood Stand

If you’re into the cement look, this set of three succulent planters complete with matching wood stand will help bring succulent plant life into your home. Simple yet attractive, this set will help keep your succulents organized in style.

Nattol Wooden Succulent Planter

11. Concrete Skull Planter

concrete skull planter
Photo: Succulent City

You can go minimalist while still adding a bit of flair. These cute cement skull planters bring some unexpected life (or death?) to your aesthetic. Plant your succulent and you have yourself a minimalist chia pet.

Concrete Skull Planter Succulent City

12. Black Matte Ceramic Planter

There’s not denying that at its core, minimalist design favors black and white tones. Go back to basics with these simple, black matte planters. The geometric design comes in a few different shapes — and you get all three! And if you love the design but aren’t sure about the black, there are three other colors to choose from.

Modern Geometric Ceramic Succulent Cactus Planter Pot (Set of 3)

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Check out our article on the 6 Best Marble Planters for Succulents if you want some more inspiration! And to help you decide which succulents would look fabulous in your new planters, check out our additional articles on 7 Best Succulents for Low Light Environments, 5 Succulents with Red Flowers, or Everything About Dolphin Succulents.

Thanks for reading and learning with us. If you have any other awe-worthy planters that you’d love to share, head over to our exclusive Facebook group, Succulent City Plant Lounge, and display them!

If you’d like this read you’re going to love our full in-depth ebooks! With so many of our succulent lovers asking for more, we listened and can’t wait to share it with you here! With our very detailed ebooks, you’ll get more information than these short articles, some ebooks are 30+ pages, perfect for a weekend read.

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