DIY Planted Succulents in a Basket~Fun in the Sun~

It’s Summertime which means lots of gardening for me! I’ve been busy planting lots of vegetables, flowers and succulents for our annual “Fun in the Sun” party featuring a fabulous group of talented ladies. I have a love for these awesome plants because they are almost impossible to kill and require very little maintenance, huge bonus!

 I thought it would be fun to put together a basket full of succulents for our back patio space, I may even eventually hang it by our front door!


Here are the supplies you’ll need to re-create this look:

Variety of succulents
Heavy Plastic or coconut husk liners
Soil, cactus soil is the best

I simply grabbed a old basket from the garage and gave it a fresh coat of paint.  Next I cut some holes into the plastic so the soil can drain easily and lined the basket.  I filled it with dirt and began adding my succulents.

How to make a succulent basket

Next I arranged each of the succulents, making sure to add height in the back and have the overhanging succulents in the front.  I have been lucky enough to never have had to purchase a succulent.  I always take a few trimmings from my brother’s house when I visit and within a few weeks I have a abundance of them and plant them in various containers.


Next I gave the succulents some water and won’t have to worry about watering again for a few more days.  I’m sure the basket won’t last for more then a few years but I’ll just transplant all the beauties!

DIY Succulent Basket

Succulents in a basket

This would make a gorgeous gift especially a house warming present!

Be sure to visit all of the Fun in the Sun hostesses and their awesome summer projects for a ton of inspiration!  Here is a little peek of all their creative Summer ideas!

Fun in the sun

Domestically Speaking’s Easy DIY Beverage Tags
Debbie Doo’s Patriotic Pallet Flag
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia’s Succulent Basket
Setting for Four’s Summer Mantel
Clean and Scentsible ‘s Summer Patio
Town and Country Living’s Summer Farmhouse Bedroom
DIY Show Off’s Birdie Garland
At The Picket Fence’s Water Fountain turned Planter
Cupcakes and Crinoline’s Golden Mason Jars
Sand & Sisal’s Cucumber & Melon Spritzer
Fox Hollow Cottage’s Summer Banner Printable

Tomorrow come back and link up your Summer projects and enter to win $250 CASH!

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  1. I love your basket of succulents, Kristin. I have never had succulents myself but my mother always had a lot of them. She had one stone wall covered with hens&chicks. All the neighbors would get “starts” from her. I may have to do this- I have an old basket exactly like yours. Hope you have a great day- xo Diana

  2. LOVE this idea! I have a bunch of succulents that need to be trimmed and repotted. What kind are the flowered succulents?

  3. Your basket is beautiful Kristin! I have always loved succulents and need to make a basket like this. I love the flowering ones, so bright and colorful. I bet they do so well in So CA.

  4. I’m so excited!! I have a basket I can use to make this!! Thanks for sharing this awesome idea! It will be perfect for my deck! It’s been so much fun to party with you sweetie!! Pinned and shared!!

  5. Your succulent basket looks so pretty! I’m sure it looks great on your porch and then you could bring it inside for the Winter too, right? (I’m sorry I said the “W” word on the first day of Summer, that’s terrible of me!)

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