Faux Succulent Planter DIY

Creating your own faux succulent planter is an excellent way to bring a touch of greenery into your home without the hassle of regular maintenance. This DIY project is simple, cost-effective, and highly customizable, allowing you to create a beautiful display that matches your decor and personal style.

DIY Succulent Planter PIN

Here’s how to make a faux succulent planter using a pair of thrifted wooden Dutch clogs, perfect for adding a whimsy to any space.

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I knew the moment I saw these on the shelf at the thrift store that I would be adding plants to them!

Dutch clogs on thrift store shelf

What You’ll Need for a Faux Succulent Planter

  • Thrifted Wooden Dutch Clog Shoes: Hunt for a pair of wooden clogs at your local thrift store or online marketplace. The more bright and colorful, worn and character-filled, the better!
up close of Dutch clogs
  • Faux Succulents: These are available at craft stores or online. Choose a variety of shapes and sizes for a more natural look.
  • Potting Soil: Adding this will hold your succulents in place inside the clogs as well as create the illusion that the succulents are real.
  • Moss (optional): Use this to cover any visible soil and give your planter a finished look.

Step-by-Step Guide:

Step 1: Add the Potting Soil

Start by adding potting soil to fit inside each clog. It should be snug enough to hold the succulents firmly but not spilling out of the top of the shoe.

Step 2: Arrange Your Faux Succulents

Arrange the faux succulents inside the potting soil to see how they fit best. If the stems are too long, you can trim them with scissors.

placing faux succulents into potting soil

Play with different layouts until you find one that looks balanced and pleasing.

adding faux succulents to planter

Remember, variety in height, texture, and color can make your planter more visually appealing.

Step 3: Add Moss

Cover any visible potting soil with moss if desired. This not only enhances the planter’s aesthetic but also helps keep the succulents looking like they’re truly planted in soil.

Step 4: Final Touches

Once your succulents are arranged and the moss is in place, step back and take a look. Adjust any pieces as necessary to perfect your display.

final display of faux succulent planter

I added these faux succulent planters to a tray with wooden bead garland and a simple candle for some instant outdoor decor!

up close of Dutch clogs with succulents

This DIY faux succulent planter is not only a great way to repurpose a fun pair of thrifted wooden Dutch clogs, but it’s also a whimsical project that can brighten any space.

overhead view of clogs with succulents

The beauty of using faux succulents is the lack of maintenance—they will look vibrant and fresh year-round without any watering or sunlight.

Dutch clogs as succulent planter

Display your new creation on a windowsill, desk, or shelf, and enjoy the charm it brings to your space.

close up overhead view of succulents

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