These adorable DIY Succulent Teacup Planter make perfect little handmade gifts! Bonus, succulents are easy to care for if anyone with a black thumb! A sweet idea for Mother’s Day, teacher’s gifts, neighbor gifts, Valentine’s gifts, party/shower favors, thank you gifts… You name it!
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 to make an adorable DIY succulent teacup planter. Now that I made one I’m obsessed. Hit up your local thrift store, pick up a bunch of cute random teacups and saucers and go town making adorable handmade gifts for everyone– Mother’s day, teacher’s gifts, neighbor gifts, thinking of you gifts, thank you gifts… You get the idea!
Read on to learn how to make a DIY Succulent Teacup Planter of your own!
DIY Succulent Teacup Planter
What you need:
- a small teacup
- succulent soil mix (find it here)
- a small succulent (can’t find them locally? Find a great assortment that can be delivered to your doorstep here.)
- small river rocks (find them here)
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:
Step 1: 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!
Step 2: Next drop a few stones at the bottom of your teacup for drainage, then fill it up with your soil. You can use regular soil but succulent soil has better drainage and all the good stuff in it that your succulents need. I filled my teacup up to about an inch below the top rim of the teacup.
Step 3: Depending on the size of your succulent decide where you want to put your succulent and then plant it. 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.
Step 4: Decorate your planter! 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 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!