Succulent Planter

This weekend I was at a garage sale and found an old tin lunch box, maybe 1950’s era. I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do with it but I bought it anyways. While I was at Lowes today I was walking through the outdoor section and found these beautiful succulents. Ding! I had an idea to use the lunch box as a planter.

These were the ones that I picked because I loved the color and shapes. I wanted to have a variety of high and low…


Here is the lunch tin…



Steps to Follow:

  1. You will need to get some pea gravel or small rocks to layer on the bottom. Succulents HATE when their roots sit in water and without this tin having drainage it was very important to add a good amount of gravel.
  2. Add potting soil about to make it about 1/3 full.
  3. Play around with the plants and see where you want to plant them. I found that starting with the bigger was easier and then I went back to add the smaller ones.
  4. Finish with more potting soil so what all the succulents are packed tight.
  5. Water and set somewhere that has plenty of sunlight.

As you can see from my plant photos I purchased one to many so I have find somewhere else for that little guy to go! I just love the little white fuzzy balls.

Finished product…




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