I have to admit, when the craze for succulents first started a few years ago, I couldn’t understand the appeal. I preferred rare and unique houseplants instead. They looked so plain and boring to me… oh man, was I wrong!
They are relatively easy to look after and don’t require a lot of special care (just don’t overwater them). All they need is some light and a bit of water every week or 2!
Most succulents are not low-light plants, if you want ideas for houseplants that thrive in dark rooms, then check out this post.
Once, I started to explore the different types of succulents (which include cacti) then I realized there’s actually a massive variety and some of them are utterly stunning!
The big-box store tend to all sell the same types of succulents, but there are some really unusual ones available… even from Amazon! Yep, you can order your succulents online!
When I found out how easy it is to propagate succulents for a leaf or cutting I became completely hooked! Really, it is soooo easy! And even better… you can buy packs of dozens and dozens of succulent cuttings online, so you can expand your collection!
It wasn’t long before I had a pretty sizable collection of succulents and desperately needs more creative succulent planter ideas.
Creative Succulent Planter Ideas
Once I started researching it, I found that there are dozens and dozens of ways to display your houseplants, and especially your succulents, rather than just sticking them in a boring pot!
I have 4 dogs, 4 cats, and 3 kids… so having pots on my windowsills is just not practical. So I was particularly drawn to wall-mounted and hanging succulent planter ideas. (A lot of plants are toxic to kids, cats, and dogs, so be aware of where you place them.)
Below you will find 15 of the most original and fun succulent display ideas that I found online.
Some of them are easy to make and use very few tools or supplies. Others might require more specialized tools or woodworking skills, but I hope you’ll agree that they are all pretty awesome DIY planters!
Front door wreaths add a punch of personality to the outside of your home. What better way to show the world your obsession with succulents, than a LIVING succulent wreath? Add some seasonal touches and you can use it year-round!
This is a fun DIY succulent planter idea that is easy to make... and only a tiny bit messy! I love the industrial look of this planter, however, if you wanted to, you could paint it to make it match any decor.
Another mason jar planter, but this one is also wall-mounted (my favorite type of planter!). I think there's a lot of potential to customize this DIY planter with a fun splash of color on the wood backboard.
You don't even need to buy any supplies for this DIY succulent planter idea! You can just use recycled items from around your house. You could use colored ribbon to personalize this project and have it match the rest of your room decor.
This project uses a deep picture frame or shadow-box to make a verticle garden. If you don't have space a sunny windowsill for any more plants, but do have a sunny spot on your wall opposite a window, then this is the perfect solution!
Not sure I would call these terrariums, but what a wonderful idea for a planter! All you need is a large seashell and a small plant (air plant or succulents!). This would be lovely in a beached-themed room!
I just had to include this adorable little unicorn planter. This would be such a fun craft to make with your kids or even your teen! As far as I'm concerned, it represents the two best things in the world... plants and unicorns!
Another wall-mounted verticle garden and this one might be my favorite! This project requires a few more tools and a bit of woodworking skill than most of the other projects, but I think it's worth the time and effort! And you don't have to do a shamrock either - I think it would look great as a tree outline or even a giant leaf.