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Mini Planters for Your Tiny Succulent Garden

Make these easy mini planters – the small size makes them perfect for filling with cacti or succulents to decorate your house or give to friends!

Skills Required: Beginner. You can accomplish this project even if you don’t have much crafting experience. You’ll be using a hot glue gun and acrylic craft paint.

Mini Planters for Your Tiny Succulent Garden

A couple weeks ago, a friend of mine dropped off this cute little cactus on my doorstep. It was such a fun little gift! Of course, I decided I needed to make a little planter for it.

Why make a tiny planter you ask? Because it’s difficult to find the really small pots sometimes . . . and because a handmade succulent garden of your own is pretty dang cute. I know I want to display my succulents in style.

These DIY mini planters are so easy, add some extra color to my window sill, and cost less than $1 each to make! Plus with the small size, they’re just plain cute. Here’s how to make them, using your hot glue gun (so get it fired up).

DIY Mini Planters

Gather These Supplies

  • Mini buckets from Dollar Tree
  • Rope
  • Craft paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
Attaching rope to a small metal bucket with a hot glue gun

Step 1: Glue the rope in place on the bucket, right under the lip. Hold in place until cool.

Wrapping rope around a bucket

Step 2: Wrap the rope around the bucket, gluing periodically to keep it tight and affixed to the bucket. Repeat until the entire bucket is covered from top to bottom. Snip off the end of the rope with scissors.

Painting on a mini rope planter with acrylic paint.

Step 3: Paint any design on the planter. You might need to do a few coats of your design. Let dry.

Small plant pots with succulents

Once you make one of these mini planters, you’ll want to make a whole garden. That’s how it works.

DIY mini rope flower pots

Aren’t these mini planters so cheery and bright? They are great little decorations or the perfect gift!

DIY tiny planters filled with succulents

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Friday 31st of July 2015

I love these planters! They're adorable!