Hi Friends, I have a fun project for you today, I’m sharing how I created a succulent planter out of a bird bath. I know I could have planted all sorts of pretty flowers but I wanted something that would last through the fall and winter so I went with some hardy succulents. I found this bird bath last summer at a garage sale and it’s been sitting empty in our backyard up until now. This month, each member of our thrift store team created a planter out of a recylced a object. I can’t wat to see what they all came up with!
Here is the before, this thing is heavy, thank goodness the top comes off from the stand!
Variety of succulent plants ( I take clippings from our yard)
Good well draining potting soil, I use Cactus soil
Pebble rocks if you don’t have drainage
Rocks for decoration
Instead of drilling holes for draining, (which you can) I added a layer of pebbles to help keep the water from the roots of the succulents. If you have plenty of drainage skip to step #2
Fill bird bath 3/4 way with Cactus Palm Soil I added a mound in the middle to create some height.
Place small holes into the soil and add each succulent, arrange your plants, leaving space for growth. I planted taller plants in the middle for some height, flatter succulents along the sides and any succulents that trail, I planted on the edges so they can spill over.
Fill remaining space with any extra soil that may be needed, add pebbles and decorative rocks in the empy spots
Water the succulents and repeat weekly, don’t over water
This was really a fun project for me and it gave this little empty corner in our yard a beautiful focal point. If you have an old birdbath that’s had its day, give it new life as a succulent garden.
Let’s see what everyone else made out of their thrifty finds!
Petticoat Junktion’s DIY Tea Kettle Flower Pots
Refresh Restyle’s Brass Plant Holder Idea
Domestically Speaking’s Succulent Bird Bath
House Of Hawthornes’ Colorful Bushel Basket Planter
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia’s Succulent Bird Bath Planter
Our Southern Home’s Decorative Potted Plant Finish
My Repurposed Life’s Vintage Toolbox Planter
You can find more of my succulent ideas below: