If you’re not hammering drainage holes into your recycled cans for your succulents, what are you even doing?
Chic and minimalist, these recycled-cans-turned-marble-pots are the perfect new summer home for your succulents! Make a few as a modern addition to a common area in your home or office, or give them as an adorable gift on a budget! Check it out:
Time: 30 minutes
- Succulent studios subscription box — or 1–2 of your own succulents
- Tin can or metal pot (old food cans!)
- Marble contact paper
- Ruler/Fisko cutting board
- Rock or pebbles
- Succulent & Cacti soil mix
Preparing the Pot
- Lay the metal pot on the marble paper with the open end at the edge of the paper (leave the paper backing on for now!)
- Wrap the pot in the paper for measurement and mark where it overlaps and runs off the bottom of the pot
- Cut out the measured piece roughly then take a ruler or cutter to get a precise straight edge cut
- Take off the paper backing and stick the marble paper around the pot
- Using the ruler, press out any air bubbles
- On the bottom, use your hammer and nail to create 3–4 holes for drainage
Adding the Succulents
- Add your succulent and cacti soil to the metal pot about 3/4 of the way up
Separate succulent from pot by pushing in on all sides to loosen soil, then remove the entire succulent with the root ball attached
Place the succulent directly into the soil and repeat with other succs
Add white rock to cover up the soil to give your pot and succulents a little extra pop!
Take a photo! Show off your #MarbleSucculentPot and tag us #Sucstu on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so we can see how it turned out!
- Succulents require bright, indirect light. Think 6–8 hours a day.
- Water sparingly — think every 7–14 days. When in doubt, do not water.
Need something to do with all your old tin cans? Subscribe to Succulent Studios to get 2 baby succulents each month to fill them with — plus $5 off shipping for your first order!