Smiling DIY Succulent Planters

Make your succulents stand out with these adorable Smiling DIY Succulent Planters. Easy to make and fun to display, these planters make fun gifts. I just love to give succulents as a gift. These fun little plants are easy to take care of, but do need lots of sunlight. The great news is, artificial succulents look a lot like the real deal and require no maintenance at all.

What You’ll Need

Makes up to 12 Succulent Planters

  • DIY Square Flower Pots
  • DIY Ceramic Tea Cup Planters
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Markers
  • Sponge Paintbrush
  • Natural Moss
  • Faux Succulents

STEP 1

Using a sponge paint brush and the white acrylic paint, paint the planter completely and let dry. I started out with the cute tea cup planter first.

STEP 2

With another sponge paint brush, apply the gold acrylic paint on the plate for the tea cup.

STEP 3

Once the paint has dried on the planter, you are ready to draw the smiling face. I loved keeping it simple and doing these closed eyes with lashes. Using the Paint Marker in black made this part so easy. They also dry quickly, which is a bonus in my book.

STEP 4

Measure out some floral foam and cut it to fit your planter. Then begin to place your succulents into the foam.

STEP 5

Take your moss and place it around and in between the succulents to cover any floral foam that may be showing.

STEP 6

Stand back and admire your work.

STEP 7

Here’s a peek at the different smiling faces that I did on the succulent planters. I think they turned out really cute and look fun on this shelf I have in my sitting room.