DIY Succulent Planter

So a few weeks ago I started a little DIY project and entered it into a competition that Rustoleum were having. I was lucky enough to win a $150 cash prize for my project. whooop whoop! I thought I would share it with you if you have some time over the holidays to do your own little DIY planter.

I bought 3 colanders from the op shop (Salvation Army) which were all under $5 each, which is cheaper than a plastic pot from Bunnings.


I love Rustoleum spray paint so I already had heaps of colours, so I chose white, ocean mist and I had special ordered candy pink from Bunnings because you can’t get them off the shelf anymore. (You can do this by going to the special orders counter at bunnings, but I had to order a minimum of 6 spray cans)

I gave them all a wash and peeled price stickers off and made sure they were all dry. I then spray painted a few coats of each colour on the colanders to make sure they were all covered.

Once they are dry you can also cover them in a clear sealant to make sure the paint lasts for a really long time outside in the harsh Australian sun.


I then filled them with soil and lots of little baby succulents leaving room for them all to grow and fill up the spaces over time.


Now I can water them as much as i want because of the holes in the colander the water can go through and then drain out the bottom as succulents don’t like to much water.

For more of my easy DIY ideas on the blog:

 DIY Panda Pinata


DIY Do it yourself!


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