Decorating with pretty a succulent planter is easy and inexpensive with these ideas.
This month, I have retaken the challenge with the In’l Blogger’s Club. This month’s challenge is to create something with leather or pleather.
Succulent Planter DIY
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You can make your gorgeous succulent planters for faux or real plants. My daughter made an adorable leather shoe planter, so I was inspired to try to make one too.
My favorite part is the decoupaged napkins over the leather. If you are new to decoupaging you can read more about how to decoupage in an earlier post about decoupaging.
- Sandpaper (220)
- Mod Podge (paper)
- Cotton lace
- Hot glue
- White paint
- Plastic bags for stuffing
- You can watch my daughter making one of these in this how-to video
I sanded the leather surface to remove some of the finish to allow the paint to adhere.
To allow the napkin’s design to be seen I painted the leather parts of the shoe with white paint.
Napkin Decoupage Succulent Planter
Working in small areas, paint Mod Podge on the shoe over the dried paint. I worked quickly smoothing the napkin over the wet Mod Podge with a dry brush and plastic wrap.
To cover the heel with twine, I started by adding a dot of hot glue on the backside of the heel and placing the cut end of the twine in the glue. Next, I started wrapping the twine around the heel, putting glue in spots as needed.
Make shoelaces from twine the same length as the original shoelaces and add a small piece of tape around the cut ends.
I used a wire loop to pull the laces through the holes to lace the shoe.
I used shopping bags to stuff the shoe.
Lace Trim Succulent Planter
Next, I added lace trim with hot glue around the top edges and the top of the shoe’s heel.
Succulent pots can be purchased but my mantra is why buy when you can DIY?
My daughter painted an amazing succulent pot last year that is perfect for my office.
She also painted a Boho pot and made a concrete plant hanger to hold the succulent pot.
More Pleatherable Leather Inspiration
Antia from Unique Creations by Anita created a geometric lion wall art using pleather and paint.
Michelle from A Crafty Mix created a gorgeous Boho leather planter.
Maire from Interior Frugalista crafted embossed coasters just in time for spring guests.
Sara from Birdz of a Feather created a DIY remote control holder.
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Wednesday 11th of January 2023
I was curious about where you obtained the shoes with such a lovely design. They were decoupage, but I never would have suspected it. This unusual succulent planter is really cool, down to the lovely napkin and twine heel!
Monday 25th of April 2022
Sunday 24th of April 2022
Love this - I had a pair of wooden shoes I wish I had kept for a project like this. And I love using faux succulents. I can't keep plants alive.
Thursday 21st of April 2022
This is such an adorable project and I love those shoes!!
Wednesday 20th of April 2022
This planter is really beautiful, what a unique creation. I never would have thought of this, thank you for the inspiration