Vintage Dish Succulent Planter - 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four

I wasn't too sure about today's project. It's almost too simple but as I've said before sometimes simple is good... it feels good to get some small wins in sometimes am I right?! 😁

Vintage Dish Succulent Planter - 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four

Vintage Dish Succulent Planter - 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four
Vintage Dish Succulent Planter - 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four

I picked up this dish a month or so ago because I thought it was so pretty! That was the only reason! I'm not really a dish person and I didn't have a plan for it at the time but I loved the shape, the weight, and the pretty yellow floral design!

Vintage Dish Succulent Planter - 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four

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Once I got it home I thought it would make a pretty succulent planter.

I didn't want to ruin the bowl though with real plants or glue so I used faux succulents and no glue so I can take it apart if I want without ruining the bowl.

I pick up succulents whenever I see them for a reasonable price because they tend to be kind of spendy. I found some recently at the dollar store though!

Vintage Dish Succulent Planter - 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four

I chose white styrofoam for this project instead of the standard green floral foam so it won't show through in the end.

Vintage Dish Succulent Planter - 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four

Turn the bowl upside down and trace around it on the foam. Use scissors or a serrated knife to cut out the shape.

Vintage Dish Succulent Planter - 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four

The sides of my bowl are slanted a little and my piece of foam wouldn't easily go in so I cut it in half to make it fit.

Vintage Dish Succulent Planter - 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four

Once you get the foam into your bowl, start poking the stems into the foam.

Vintage Dish Succulent Planter - 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four

Succulents tend to grow in clumps so squeeze them close together in your bowl.


I had a little styrofoam rock covered in moss. I cut a little bit off of one side so that it would sit nicely in the bowl.

Vintage Dish Succulent Planter - 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four

Once you get your succulents in place, all that's left is to cover the white foam with the white rocks. See why I used white foam now? 😉

Vintage Dish Succulent Planter - 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four

Vintage Dish Succulent Planter - 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four

I really love how this project turned out!

Vintage Dish Succulent Planter - 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four

Vintage Dish Succulent Planter - 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four

Vintage Dish Succulent Planter - 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four

Vintage Dish Succulent Planter - 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four

Vintage Dish Succulent Planter - 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four

Vintage Dish Succulent Planter - 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four

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Vintage Dish Succulent Planter - 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four

Here is a sneak peek of tomorrow's project (Day Five!)

Vintage Dish Succulent Planter - 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Four