DIY Upcycled Succulent Garden

DIY Upcycled Succulent Garden | The New Classy

Amber loves succulents and has been growing many of them for years now. Recently she bought some new ones to add to her collection. She also decided to replant some of the ones she already had so she looked for items we already had around the house {like pint mason jars} to save money. What she came up with is super cute so I decided to share her upcycled succulent garden idea with you guys to help you with forming ideas of your own.

DIY Upcycled Succulent Garden | The New Classy

DIY Upcycled Succulent Garden

Last year I bought some of the cute little Easter pails that they sell at Target. I think they were like a buck apiece. I haven’t used them for anything yet, so Amber asked if she could use one. I had also bought a really pretty shower caddy but ended up organizing our shower supplies differently, so she asked if she could have that as well. I had no idea what she would do with a shower caddy in her room but you know teens. They can be pretty inventive.

After a few minutes she asked me to come check out what she did in her room. She had taken many of her succulents that were sitting in various places around the house and organized them all, neatly, in one spot. I am definitely not the green thumb in the house, but I do love me some organization, so I thought her DIY upcycled succulent garden was super cute.

DIY Upcycled Succulent Garden | The New Classy

Amber has some other pretty plants around the house and is thinking about ways to organize them as well. For those of you who liked this idea, I will be sharing more on here if she gets around to them soon.

Do you have cool ways of organizing your plants? Have you put together an upcycled succulent garden yourself? If so, what did you use? Please feel free to share your ideas in the comments so that we can all benefit.

What Do You Think Of Amber’s Upcycled Succulent Garden?

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. Robin Masshole Mommy says

    That is too cute. It is so springy! I love it.

  2. I was actually planning on doing this when the weather breaks soon so that I can start the plants outdoors and move them indoors when they are ready. Looks really nice!

  3. I want to start a succulent garden. I like how you used the metal hanger

  4. You definitely has the green thumb. Love the way you utilize the hanger neat!

  5. That is such a cute presentation, I wish I had more wall space!

  6. I made a succulent garden in teacups that I bought at my local thrift store. I love your daughter’s idea of using the shower caddy to organize them.

    • Dawn McAlexander says

      Oh I bet that was really cute. It’s cool what useful things you can find second hand.

  7. This looks great. I’d love to have an indoor succulent garden for the first time. I always see pictures of those beautiful plants!

  8. This is really cute. I like that you used the little pail. I’ve never done anything with succulents before but they seem to be really popular right now. Thanks for sharing!

  9. These are super cute!! I really want to make some for my kitchen!

  10. Elizabeth O. says

    Succulents are so “in” these days! Everyone has their own way of displaying them. This has to be one of my favorites. It’s so nice to look at!

  11. travel blogger says

    So excited to try this for summer! I have never had a succulent garden before.

  12. I love the idea of this gardening upon recycle material, how great that knowing this kind of thinking was make me more creative about it. Thanks for sharing.

  13. This is very creative. I love the idea. I would love to have something like this out back of my house.

  14. Melissa Bernardo says

    So creative! I need to make one of these for my house.

  15. What a great upcycle! I always love finding old things I don’t use anymore new uses.

  16. Such a fun and smart idea! Never thought this before.

  17. What a great idea! I am copying your style and making me some when we move to our new house.

  18. What a very awesome idea. Love your DIY garden. Really impressive.

  19. I have never had succulents before. They are very pretty though, I wouldn’t mind owning a few.

  20. This is lovely! Succulents are such a wonderful addition to the home and I really like how you upcycled!

  21. I am horrible with plants. It’s really sad. LOL Everything I try to grow something inside or out it dies.

  22. oh, my goodness! What a pretty neat idea. I would love to do this for sure. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Such a cute idea!
    With my brown thumb I was told to try succulents, so thank you for the ideas!

  24. Stephen Downward says

    Since I am not the best at looking after the “More sensitive” kinds of plants this is purrrfect!

  25. Very cute!