How to Make Pineapple & Strawberry Planters for Succulents

Need a teacher’s gift for the new school year? Looking for cute décor to bring life to your dorm or office? Feel the need to relax and craft? You must check out this easy DIY project! Have some fun making adorable pineapple and strawberry-themed planters for succulents!

How to Make Pineapple & Strawberry Planters for Succulents


STEP 1: Supplies

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Gather your supplies and plants to get started! Here is what you will need:

  • Black Gold® Cactus Mix potting soil
  • Succulents of your choosing from Calloway’s or Cornelius
  • Small terra cotta pots
  • Red and yellow craft paint or spray paint
  • Black craft paint
  • Paintbrushes


 STEP 2: Soil and Pottery

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The soil you use is very important to the health and success of any container garden, especially for succulents. First, never use the native soil from the ground, as it does not contain the nutrients and moisture-retaining properties of a proper potting soil.

Using a potting soil like Black Gold® Cactus Mix is a unique blend of horticultural grade perlite, pumice, earthworm castings, compost, and bark. Made specifically for cacti and succulents, it gives your succulents fantastic soil structure and the drainage they need.

Pick terra cotta pots with a drain hole. The key is to maintain proper drainage in the container. If there is too much moisture, it will cause root rot and impact the health of your plants.

For more tips on caring for succulents, check out our blog here!


STEP 4: Paint

Now that you have all of your supplies, let’s get to painting! Cover the outer surface with red paint and another with yellow paint. Do multiple coats if needed for equal coverage all the way around.


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Then, on the yellow container, add your pineapple design! We painted a “V” shaped pattern for the pineapple texture. Next, add the black dots on your red container to mimic the seeds on a strawberry.


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STEP 4: Adding Your Succulents

Once everything has dried, place some stones or a piece of bark at the bottom of your containers. Then, fill your containers with the potting soil.


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Remove each succulent from its plastic container and gently loosen up the roots. Add each succulent into your newly designed pottery and water in thoroughly, allowing the water to drain completely! Add more potting soil if needed.


STEP 5: Display your Designs

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When your cutie, fruity creations are complete, find a place in your home, office, or dorm to display your designs! Pick a sunny location that will give your succulents plenty of bright, indirect light throughout the day.

Enjoy your pineapple and strawberry planters and embrace your inner plant parent as you care for your succulents. Stop by our store nearest you for all your planting supplies!