These DIY succulent pots are perfect for gifts!


  • 1 empty milk carton
  • 1 cup quick set concrete
  • water
  • 1 plastic cup
  • paint


  1. Cut empty milk carton down to 1/3 of original size
  2. Mix one cup of concrete, adding a small amount of water at a time until it's wet and easy to stir.
  3. Pour the wet concrete into the milk carton.
  4. Place a small disposable cup in the middle of the wet concrete and press down to make an indentation. Leave the cup in place for 15 minutes, then remove, the concrete will hold the shape.
  5. Let concrete dry completely for a couple of hours.
  6. Rip milk carton away from the concrete and you will reveal your pot.
  7. Paint the pot (or can be left plain) or get the kids to paint the pot, these make great gifts.
  8. Put a small amount of soil and a cutting from a succulent (you don't need roots).
  9. Place pot inside and water sparingly as succulents don't need much water, or giveaway as presents.

Notes... The kids made these for all their teachers this year as Christmas gifts and they loved them. We also made some for the family. They make cheap but thoughtful gifts.

Want other brilliant projects sent to you?

You'll need to check this email to complete your signup.


About The Author

Wife to a man child and Mum of 2 girls, 2 boys and 4 chickens. Life is crazy but loving every minute!

Other posts by this author:

Post your project
  • Fun garden craft project. Thanks for sharing.


  • These are lovely gift ideas – thanks for sharing. The teachers would love them! :)


  • They are beautiful! And so special! I’m sure the teachers were touched!!! :-)


Post a comment
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

Please enter your comment below
Would you like to include a photo?
No picture uploaded yet.
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.
Your MoM account

Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your comment and join MoM:

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just a star rating?

Write A Rating Just A Star Rating