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 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!
Richard Hunsucker says
That’s a cute teacup planter…
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.
Suzy Godfrey says
I love this idea and I collect teacups so this will be easy!
Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood says
So cute! I love succulents, but my black thumb advises me to enjoy from afar, ha!
That looks beautiful! What a great gift idea! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty
Erlene A says
How are the succulents lasting? I’ve been wanting to make my own teacup succulent planter too. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.
Victoria Ess says
This would be such a cute gift!
Jane Clarke@FantasticGardeners says
This is a great idea for growing succulents! I will definitely try it. But my favourite way of growing succulents is and will always be growing them in water. If you want to try it check this article – https://blog.fantasticgardenersmelbourne.com.au/growing-succulents-water/
An adorable idea. So cute & perfect for Mother’s Day coming up! My mom would love this.
Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday. Hope to see you at the party next week!
Such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing!
Lovely lively home decor and more.. My mom has a lot of these succulents
I had a few succulents, but I really hooked this summer. I have adapted some antique cooking items, and bowls, teapots, etc.
My husband drilled holes in the bottoms of any cups without drainage. See YouTube. I love when the babies show up.