DIY : Rustic Metal Succulent Pot DIY – Succulent Studios – Medium

Hand-distressed metal pots + burlap bows = rustic chic 🌱

Take your DIY to the next level with this hand-distressed vintage metal succulent pot. This week, we’re breaking out the kitchen ingredients to give our plain metal pots that distressed, rustic look. Consider this pot the perfect addition to your kitchen windowsill, coffee table, or front porch.

Vintage Metal Succulent Pot DIY Video

Time: 30 minutes

Supplies Needed

  • Succulent Studios subscription box or 1–3 of your own succulents
  • Silver metal plant pot
  • Salt
  • White vinegar
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • An old rag or paper towels
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Garden rocks
  • Spanish moss
  • Succulent and cacti soil mix
  • Thread or a burlap ribbon

Prepping Your Planter

  • In your bowl mix together three tablespoons of salt, vinegar and hydrogen-peroxide
  • Dip your towel or rag into the solution making sure to grab salt on the towel and rub it around the outside of the pot — do this for about 5 minutes until you’ve taken off your preferred amount of shine
  • Rinse off the outside and inside of the pot (just in case)

Adding the Succulents

  • Add a layer of garden rocks to the bottom for drainage
  • Add a layer of moss to soak up the water for your succulent to thrive from
  • Add succulent and cacti soil all the way to the top
  • Separate succulent from pot by pushing in on all sides to loosen soil, then remove the succulent with the root ball attached
  • Place succulent straight into the soil making sure the stem and root are fully covered in the soil and repeat for all succulents
  • Finish it off with a big burlap bow
  • Take a photo! Show off your #VintageSucculentPlanter and tag us #Sucstu on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so we can see how it turned out!
Finished Pot with Burlap Bow


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