21 Creative Indoor and Outdoor Succulent Garden Ideas

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Is it not amazing how succulents can make a dull place look lively and vibrant? What is even more stunning is the fact that succulents are not required to be watered daily in order for them to survive.

They have an inherent potential to store water. This makes them suitable for growing both indoors and outdoors. However, while growing succulents indoors, you have to keep in mind to place them at a spot where they get adequate sunlight (for instance, windowsill). 

Indoor Succulents

1. Pumpkin succulent

Via Sandandsisal

Pumpkin is much more than just a vegetable for creative minds. It may serve as an excellent planter for succulents. Yes, you read that right!

You just need a pumpkin, a knife, terracotta pot, a pen, some succulents, cactus soil, and moss. Want to know more about it? Head over to DIY Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece.

2. Succulent Kokedama

Via Thesucculenteclectic

Kokedama is an art form of the Japanese. It refers to a ball formed by mixing soil and peat moss in equal quantity, wrapped around the roots of a succulent. 

You will need a green sheet moss, twine, succulent soil, peat moss and some water to prepare this wonderful kokedama ball. The succulent eclectic has an easy step by step tutorial on how to go about it.

3. Wine Bottle Planter

Via Succulentsandsunshine

Another fantastic way of creating an indoor succulent is by planting it in a wine bottle. You may place wine bottle succulent planters on the dining table or may hang them near windows or entrance.

A wine bottle, succulent soil, and some succulents is all you need.

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Check the amazing DIY tutorial on how to make your own wine bottle succulent planter.

4. Vintage Book Planter

Via Joyusgarden

Did you know that you can use your old books to add beauty to your house? How? Well, by following the simple steps mentioned in.

Book succulent planters look great on coffee tables. It may also serve as a superb gift for your friends and family members.

5. Teacup Succulent

Via Yourhomebasedmom

Ever thought that even teacup can be utilized for decorating the indoors of your house? Nope, right? Your home based mom eloquently explains how to go about beautifying your interiors with the help of a small teacup. 

Teacup succulents look beautiful on windowsills and tables (although you can place it elsewhere).

6. Glass Planter

Via Instructables

Glass bowls lying idle in your house can be great succulent planters. All you require is

  • Succulent soil
  • Gravel
  • Succulents
  • Glass paint
  • Glass bowl

Glass succulent planters serve as awesome centerpieces. 

Go through the DIY process. You may add sea sand for decoration purposes.

7. Can Planter

Via Gardening4kids

Tin cans act as superb succulent planters. You may paint the old cans with your favorite colors to make them look brand new. Tin cans can either be hanged using wire or simply be kept on the window sill. Gardening4kids explains, in detail, the process of making a tin can succulent planter.

8. Dish Planter

Via Balconygardenweb

You require a dish, succulent soil, some gravel, and succulents to make your own dish garden. I had no clue on how to go about making dish succulent planters until I read How to Make a Succulent Dish Garden | Step by Step Tutorial | Balcony Garden Web.

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9. Tea Tin Succulents

Dainty Dress Diaries beautifully explains how to put your useless vintage tea tins to great use by turning them into succulent planters. Decorate your windowsill or coffee table with amazing tea tin planters. 

10. Succulent Terrarium

Via Offbeatbride

This one is my personal favorite. Just fetch glass receptacles, succulents, activated charcoal and succulent soil from the nearest market. Go through Offbeatbride to know the step by step procedure of creating this stunning terrarium. After completion, you may use it as a centerpiece.

Outdoor Succulent Ideas

11. Birdcage Succulent

Via Gardentherapy

Birdcages can be turned into beautiful succulent holders. Garden therapy explains, in detail, the procedure of making your own birdcage succulent planter using basket liner, succulent soil, succulents and birdcage.

12. Shoe Planter

Via Themicrogardener

Grab an old pair of boots (or shoes) and turn them into beautiful succulent planters. Shoe succulent planters go well with old-looking gardens.

13. Chair Planter

Via Gardentherapy

Your old broken garden chair can be a wonderful succulent planter! Paint your chair (for decoration purpose) and make use of chicken wire to shape your succulents. For DIY, you may refer to

14. Gardening Can Planter

Via Tarynwhitekar

You may buy new gardening can if you don’t have an old one. Paint the can into any color which goes well with your garden theme. Last week, I made my own gardening can planter with the help of this tutorial.

Gardening can succulent planters look good on garden chairs.

15. Hollow Stump Planter

Via 1millionwomen

Tree stumps can be great succulent planters as when stump starts to rot, it provides nutrients to the succulents grown in it.

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Add some gravel in the bottom for drainage.

16. Wheel Planter

Via Thewhoot

There are numerous possibilities for planting succulents in a wagon wheel. Since a wagon wheel is big in size, you may plant a variety of small succulents in each spoke or you may plant large-sized succulents and small succulents alternatively in each spoke.

17. Monogrammed Succulent 

Via Simplydesigning

Initials of your name or monogram of any encouraging word may be a great succulent planter. 

Simply designing explains how to go about making your own monogram planter with the help of paint, monogram, foam brush, succulents, hot glue gun and wire cutters.

18. Outdoor Succulent Shelf

Via Empressofdirt

Yet another creative way of planting succulents, in case you have small gardening space, is to create a shelf (using idle lying pallets) and utilize it for planting succulents. 

19. Tacklebox Succulent 

Via Makezine

Turn your old fishing tackle box into fantastic planter for succulents with the help of  Flashback: Tackle Box Planter.

If you don’t have a tackle box, you may grab one from the nearest market for just a few bucks. 

20. Wheelbarrow Planter

Drought smart plants explain how old wheelbarrows with metal wheels can work wonders as planters for succulents. Just don’t forget to make a drain hole.

21. Succulent Wreath

Via Fairfieldhomeandgarden

Get ready to get your hands dirty while making a succulent wreath. But I promise it would be worth it! Succulent wreaths look lovely when hanged on doors. 

With this, we come to an end to the list of creative ideas for planting succulents. Hope y’all will try these amazing ideas to make your indoors and outdoors even more beautiful.