DIY Succulent Teacup Planter

Have a black thumb? Turn your black thumb to green with succulents! Seriously! These things are so easy to grow. Low maintenance plants that look pretty? Bonus! Check out this adorable DIY Succulent Teacup Planter.

Anyone who knows me knows that I cannot keep plants alive. The only living plant in my house has been a tree that was given to me and the only reason I said yes to taking it was because they said it only needs to be watered once a month! With succulents all the rage I decided to give them a try and what do you know…. success! So now I am putting them everywhere. Now that the snow is melted I noticed that the ones I planted in my flowerbed have not only lived but sprouted new baby succulents! 

So of course I needed this DIY succulent teacup planter. Read on to learn how to make a DIY Succulent Teacup Planter of your own!

Have a black thumb? Turn your black thumb to green with succulents! Seriously! These things are so easy to grow. Low maintenance plants that look pretty? Bonus! Check out this adorable DIY Succulent Teacup Planter.

DIY Succulent Teacup Planter

What you need:

  • a small teacup
  • soil
  • a small succulent
  • small river rocks

You guys this is so easy to put together and oh so cute! It would make such a cute little thank you gift or Mother’s day gift. 

How to put together a DIY Succulent Teacup Planter.

First you need to find a teacup. This isn’t something I keep around the house and if I did I probably wouldn’t want to put dirt in it! I went to a local thrift store and picked up a cute little teacup for $1! There were so many options too!

Next you want to fill it up with dirt. Since it’s such a small amount it is super easy to just take if from a garden or even a potted plant. That way there are some good nutrients already in the soil. I filled my teacup up to about an inch below the top rim of the teacup.

Depending on the size of your succulent decide where you want to put your succulent. I wanted mine off to the side but if it were just a little bigger I would have put it right in the middle and let it fill up the teacup. 

I used a couple branches from a plant in my garden. I have no idea what it is called. I just know it is a ground cover. It was the same purple shade as part of the succulent so I grabbed a couple of pieces. I’m not sure if they will last but for a gift it just adds a little touch.

Finish off the planter by adding a layer of small river rocks. I used mine from a left over bag of fish tank rocks but you can find these in craft stores and I think some dollar stores have them too! You can also use those glass stones. I like having the top layer of stones so the succulent has a firm hold in the planter for when you water. And it just looks prettier.

And done! I love having mine on my dining room table or even on my coffee table. Styled with the right things, you have so many options!

And there you have it. So so easy! Remember how I said these would make a great gift? You can head on over here to Mommy Envy to download free printable gift tags for your DIY succulent teacup planter!

Tell us… Do you have a green thumb or are you hopeless when it comes to keeping plants alive? Have you ever tried growing succulents?

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Have a black thumb? Turn your black thumb to green with succulents! Seriously! These things are so easy to grow. Low maintenance plants that look pretty? Bonus! Check out this adorable DIY Succulent Teacup Planter. Makes an easy handmade gift idea! This would be so cute for Valentine's Day!



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'DIY Succulent Teacup Planter' have 10 comments

  1. April 11, 2016 @ 1:47 am Richard Hunsucker

    That’s a cute teacup planter…

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  2. April 17, 2016 @ 3:26 am Julie

    I think you’ll find these succulents will develop roots from a bit like this with no problem, that’s one of the things that make these plants so cool!
    I would add a few pebbles or gravel at the bottom before the soil if you do want them to last as that helps with drainage, the only things these little sweeties don’t like is being too wet.
    They look super cute in the teacup, it’s a lovely idea for when you just want a little something for someone.
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  3. April 17, 2016 @ 5:53 pm Suzy Godfrey

    I love this idea and I collect teacups so this will be easy!

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  4. April 19, 2016 @ 7:41 am Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood

    So cute! I love succulents, but my black thumb advises me to enjoy from afar, ha!
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  5. April 22, 2016 @ 6:03 pm Jamie

    That looks beautiful! What a great gift idea! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty
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  6. April 24, 2016 @ 5:41 pm Erlene A

    How are the succulents lasting? I’ve been wanting to make my own teacup succulent planter too. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.
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    This would be such a cute gift!

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