It’s your lucky day! (See what I did there?) I got some adorable, little succulents and wanted a unique way to display them. Since it’s March and St. Patrick’s Day, I made an awesome DIY succulent wall planter with a unique twist: it’s shaped like a shamrock! I had a bunch of scrap wood and wanted an excuse to practice with my Ryobi scroll saw so I tried my hand at cutting this festive shamrock design.
DIY Succulent Wall Planter
Small piece of plywood
Dremel (or sandpaper)
The first step is to cut your design. I had some scrap plywood, so I used that (you only need a small square piece). I traced a shamrock for this project, but you could do any simple design! A letter would be a fun and easy custom design 🙂
After tracing your design, drill a hole in the middle so you can thread the scroll saw blade through. After your blade is through the hole, you can make your way to the edge and start cutting the outline of the design with the scroll saw.
Once your design is cut, use a Dremel to sand the edges. You can use regular sandpaper if you don’t have a Dremel, but some of the corners can be hard to get to!
Paint or stain the wood!
I added a frame by attaching trim board to the edges. Cut the top and bottom so they are are exact width of the square piece of wood, then add the sides so they go flush to the top and bottom. I attached the sides with the square piece face down so the front of the square piece and the side pieces would be flush – leaving a gap in the back we can fill will soil! Attach everything together with a nail gun, or with a hammer and nails. If you don’t have a nail gun, just use a clamp to hold the pieces in place while you nail them together.
Measure and cut chicken wire so it will fit inside your frame.
Add the moss first, next a bit of potting soil, then nail a piece of wood to the back to old everything in!
Before inserting the plants, remove all the excess soil from the roots. Use a pencil or something sharp to make a hole through the moss and insert the plant. Most of them will stay in just fine, but use a garden twist tie to attach and hold up if needed.
Since you only have to water these babies every couple of weeks, and with just a little water, your succulent wall planter should last a long time! At least until your succulents outgrow it!