How To Display Mini Succulents In A Tin Can

by Sarah - Craft Invaders

I love coming up with waste material craft ideas. Recycling materials and trash to treasure projects are not only good for the environment, but they’re also free craft supplies too. This simple mini succulent planter is made out of a tin can and succulent cuttings. It looks super cute and would make an adorable little succulent favour or gift.

 

I love coming up with waste material craft ideas. Recycling materials and trash to treasure projects are not only good for the environment, but they’re also free craft supplies too. This simple mini succulent planter is made out of a tin can and succulent cuttings. It looks super cute and would make an adorable little succulent favour or gift. #succulentpot #succulentplanter succulentfavours #tincancrafts #recyclecrafts #trashtotreasure

 

What we used to make our tin can succulent planter.

  • Tin Can
  • Baby Succulent Cuttings
  • Small Piece of Landscape Fabric
  • A small piece of Moss Sheet
  • Succulent Compost and Small Stones for Drainage

The baby succulent cuttings came from another waste material craft we’ve made. Our Succulent Hedgehog Planter lives in our herb garden and is producing lots of baby hen and chick plants as you can see in the photo below. These babies can be pulled off and will happily put down roots once transplanted to their new home.

 

I love coming up with waste material craft ideas. Recycling materials and trash to treasure projects are not only good for the environment, but they’re also free craft supplies too. This simple mini succulent planter is made out of a tin can and succulent cuttings. It looks super cute and would make an adorable little succulent favour or gift. #succulentpot #succulentplanter succulentfavours #tincancrafts #recyclecrafts #trashtotreasure

 

One material used in the project that you may not have is the craft moss sheet (Amazon affiliate link). An alternative would be using fabric such as burlap or felt.

 

 

How to make our mini succulent tuna can planter.

Make a few holes in the base of a shallow tin can for drainage.

 

I love coming up with waste material craft ideas. Recycling materials and trash to treasure projects are not only good for the environment, but they’re also free craft supplies too. This simple mini succulent planter is made out of a tin can and succulent cuttings. It looks super cute and would make an adorable little succulent favour or gift. #succulentpot #succulentplanter succulentfavours #tincancrafts #recyclecrafts #trashtotreasure

 

Trace around the tin can on to the moss sheet and cut out.

 

I love coming up with waste material craft ideas. Recycling materials and trash to treasure projects are not only good for the environment, but they’re also free craft supplies too. This simple mini succulent planter is made out of a tin can and succulent cuttings. It looks super cute and would make an adorable little succulent favour or gift. #succulentpot #succulentplanter succulentfavours #tincancrafts #recyclecrafts #trashtotreasure

 

Draw a heart shape on to the moss circle and cut out.

 

I love coming up with waste material craft ideas. Recycling materials and trash to treasure projects are not only good for the environment, but they’re also free craft supplies too. This simple mini succulent planter is made out of a tin can and succulent cuttings. It looks super cute and would make an adorable little succulent favour or gift. #succulentpot #succulentplanter succulentfavours #tincancrafts #recyclecrafts #trashtotreasure

 

Stick the moss sheet template on to the landscaping fabric and trim.

 

I love coming up with waste material craft ideas. Recycling materials and trash to treasure projects are not only good for the environment, but they’re also free craft supplies too. This simple mini succulent planter is made out of a tin can and succulent cuttings. It looks super cute and would make an adorable little succulent favour or gift. #succulentpot #succulentplanter succulentfavours #tincancrafts #recyclecrafts #trashtotreasure

 

Cut slits into the landscaping fabric to plant the succulent cuttings through.

 

I love coming up with waste material craft ideas. Recycling materials and trash to treasure projects are not only good for the environment, but they’re also free craft supplies too. This simple mini succulent planter is made out of a tin can and succulent cuttings. It looks super cute and would make an adorable little succulent favour or gift. #succulentpot #succulentplanter succulentfavours #tincancrafts #recyclecrafts #trashtotreasure

 

Add some gravel to the base on the tuna tin for drainage, and fill with the compost. And glue the moss sheet and landscaping fabric into place.

 

I love coming up with waste material craft ideas. Recycling materials and trash to treasure projects are not only good for the environment, but they’re also free craft supplies too. This simple mini succulent planter is made out of a tin can and succulent cuttings. It looks super cute and would make an adorable little succulent favour or gift. #succulentpot #succulentplanter succulentfavours #tincancrafts #recyclecrafts #trashtotreasure

 

Plant the baby succulent cuttings through the slits. The little plants may not have roots so just push the base into the soil, so they sit firm. They will soon put out roots now they are no longer attached to their parent plant.

 

I love coming up with waste material craft ideas. Recycling materials and trash to treasure projects are not only good for the environment, but they’re also free craft supplies too. This simple mini succulent planter is made out of a tin can and succulent cuttings. It looks super cute and would make an adorable little succulent favour or gift. #succulentpot #succulentplanter succulentfavours #tincancrafts #recyclecrafts #trashtotreasure

 

Succulent plants prefer to be kept on the dry side. I moistened the compost I used for this project before I started so won’t water it again for at least a week. When I do come to water it, I’ll gently spoon just a couple of teaspoons of water over the plants and let it soak in.

 

I love coming up with waste material craft ideas. Recycling materials and trash to treasure projects are not only good for the environment, but they’re also free craft supplies too. This simple mini succulent planter is made out of a tin can and succulent cuttings. It looks super cute and would make an adorable little succulent favour or gift. #succulentpot #succulentplanter succulentfavours #tincancrafts #recyclecrafts #trashtotreasure

 

For some larger scale succulent planter ideas, check out our beautiful Garden Art Made From Colourful Succulents, our Succulent and Moss Toadstool and our Succulent Christmas Tree. And for some more fab waste material craft ideas why not try making our Colourful, Recycled Gift Bows or our Easy Recycled Magazine Basket.

 

I love coming up with waste material craft ideas. Recycling materials and trash to treasure projects are not only good for the environment, but they’re also free craft supplies too. This simple mini succulent planter is made out of a tin can and succulent cuttings. It looks super cute and would make an adorable little succulent favour or gift. #succulentpot #succulentplanter succulentfavours #tincancrafts #recyclecrafts #trashtotreasure

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4 comments

Kellie February 15, 2019 - 2:05 pm

This turned out so beautiful. I love how you involve your kids in these projects. You are teaching them important skills.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 10, 2019 - 10:43 pm

Thank you Kellie. I think the crafts help them to relax – life for kids is just so busy nowadays 🙂

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Michelle Leslie February 15, 2019 - 1:26 pm

That’s just so lovely with the heart shaped moss Sarah. We have so many little succulents at home and I’m always on the lookout for more ways to plant them. I’m so going to do this with our latest batch of baby plants

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 10, 2019 - 10:39 pm

Thank you Michelle. Succulents are just the best plants with their little babies and seem to cope so well with all the neglect I give them 🙂

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