Make your own planter by reusing any simple chair! This is the cheap, crafty way to put your creativity and green thumb to use. In 14 easy steps you’ll be able to create your very own small garden of succulents!
Any chair of your choice
Your choice of paint
1 in. Screws
Your choice of assortment of succulents
Remove the cushion as well as the upholstery on the cushion from the seat. The bare seat now will become the base of your planter.
Measure the width of each leg of the chair with the measuring tape.
Using those measurements, mark each corner on the base of the planter so that you form squares that will indicate where to cut so the base can fit around the legs of the chairs.
Cut the squares you made in Step 3 out.
You can use a handsaw but it may be easier to use an electric saw.
To attach the base to the chair, first apply a thin line of liquid nails around the edge of the base.
Use the drill to secure the base to the bottom of the chair by drilling several of the 1 in. screws on each side of the base to the bottom of the chair.
Make sure you screw pilot holes so you don’t crack the wood.
Paint your chair and let it dry completely.
Line your planter with the plastic, fit it to all the corners, and cut a little closer to size.
Make sure you leave a little extra plastic hanging over the edges all the way around the planter.
Cut the chicken wire with the wire snips and mold it into a mound. This is going to add interest to your planter.
Add a little charcoal to the bottom of the planter to absorb any foul smell from the water.
Dump as much cactus soil as you will need into a bowl and moisten it just until it can be packed into the mound you made with the chicken wire.
Make sure your soil isn’t too soggy.
Add the soil into the planter, packing it into the chicken wire mound as you go.
Now you can plant. When planting try to place the taller succulents or plants in the back and the shorter in the front. Also make sure when planting into the chicken wire use the wire snips to make a hole as big as you need to fit the plant.
Once the planting is done, cut any excess plastic off and cover any of the left over soil or plastic that is showing with the moss.
Now you’ve made the perfect little garden to complete your space!