Upcycled Frame Succulent Holder

upcycled-frame-succulent-holderToday I’m going to share an unique succulent holder to encourage you to think outside the “box.” And the best part? It works great with faux succulents so you can set them on a shelf and not worry about trying to remember to water them or keep them in front of a window.

These also make fun gifts. And the recipient doesn’t have to worry about keeping their gift alive!

succulent-holder-suppliesFor this project you will need:
A deep set picture frame (I found mine at Old Time Pottery)
Crushed white seashells
A variety of faux succulents

faux-succulentsThis particular picture frame has plastic instead of glass in the front. If your frame has glass you can simply cover it with a piece of felt to prevent it from being scratched if you ever decide use it as a frame. The most important thing about this particular frame is that it is deep set, almost creating a bowl when laid flat.

Fill the frame ~3/4 of the way full with the crushed seashells.

Trim the faux succulents with wire cutters and/or old scissors leaving ~1″ of the stem.

Arrange the succulents into the frame, digging the stems down into the shells to secure them in place. Add more shells as necessary to fill the frame.


The frame is super easy to personalize for a gift. Above, I simply added gold washi tape and used a Sharpie to write “MOM.” You can easily make your own labels and add any name or message or quote.

spring-succulent-holderThis would be a great addition to any home decor. And you could easily substitute the succulents for another flower such as faux hydrangeas or ranuculus. So do not hesitate to bring the outdoors in with a few faux flowers. And keep an eye out for anything that could pass as a container for your plants!


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  1. says

    This is such a cute and quick little project that could be used in so many spaces. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  2. says

    This would be so nice to make as gifts for my girlfriends! Great share! Thank you for linking up with #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup 6/21/15

  3. says

    This is awesome!! I’m with Melinda – I kill all the plants. 🙂 But these are so cute and they look real! I love the idea of putting them in a frame – there are so many options for colors and styles that way!

  4. says

    THis is such a cute idea. I thought they were real! Just the kind of plants for me! I’m known as “The Black Thumb of Death” to all plants! 😉
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